Thakkali Chutney or Tomato Chutney is a regular one made at home for Tiffins. This version involves using just the goodness of tomato on its own, and making a thick condiment that serves as a good side dish for Dosa.
As I have said, our regular chutney most tiffins is always Peanut Chutney. We make it all through the week for something or the other. Certain dishes are always a constant and apart from it, we often make some version of Tomato chutney.
Even though I have a huge collection of chutneys that are frequently made, I feel we are little more partial to these in the family.
Today’s version involves just the tomatoes. We also have different versions including garlic or ginger. Anyway the favorite version of Tomato Chutney is one version which we love eating when mixed with rice.
Anyway coming to this version, this has a good shelf life as it is cooked in oil for a while till the oil comes out on the sides.
This is the last in the series of Condiments for BM#89 and I hope you enjoyed it.
2 cups Tomatoes chopped
1 tsp Sambar Powder
1 inch Tamarind
Salt to Taste
2 tsp Cooking Oil
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Urad Dal
2 no Green Chillies
Handful Curry Leaves
Chop the tomatoes, take it in a mixer along with salt, tamarind, sambar powder and grind to a smooth paste
Heat a nonstick pan with oil, temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves.
Saute for a couple of minutes, then add slit green chilies and the ground tomato paste.
Simmer and cook for at least 10 mins till the oil comes on the sides.
Serve with Dosas or Idlis.