February 13, 2017

Thakkali / Tomato Chutney (No Onion No Garlic version)

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Tomato Chutney is a spicy tangy chutney/dip made out of ripe tomatoes .

A perfect accompaniment for any south indian breakfast or even curd rice. You can pair this chutney with theplas or parathas and will be ideal for packing in lunch boxes .

A good alternative to coconut chutney when you have run out of fresh coconut or want to reduce the usage of coconut due to health reasons. 

There are various ways in which we can prepare tomato chutney,this is a No Onion No garlic version of preparation.

Don't miss to try out some flavorful Phalli Chutney (groundnut chutney) which is also a coconut less chutney from Andhra Pradesh published on my blog.

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves : 3-4
Complexity: Simple


3-4 medium ripe tomatoes
2-3 green chillies
small piece of ginger (skip for jain version)
few curry leaves
pinch of asafoetida
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp oil
1 tsp jaggery powder 

To temper /Thadka
1 tsp oil 
1/2 tsp mustard seeds 
1/2 tsp channa dhall
1/2 tsp udad dhall


  • Roughly chop the tomatoes.
  • In a kadai,heat oil and temper the mustard seeds.
  • Add the green chillies,ginger,curry leaves,asafoetida,haldi and saute well.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and saute well till the tomatoes become mushy and cooked well.
  • Let the tomatoes cool ,add jaggery,salt and grind it well into chutney consistency.
  • Prepare a tempering using mustard ,channa dhal,udad dhall and pour it over the chutney. 
  • Relish it with idlis, dosas or chilled curd rice. Goes well with upma and pongal too.

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