Tuesday 25 February 2014

Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe[Side dish for idlis, dosas, uthappam, etc]/Kaara Chutney

Chutneys play a vital role in South Indian breakfast. I always tend to make different types of chutneys for breakfast or dinner so that I don’t get bored cooking and my family doesn’t get bored eating the same type of chutney again and again. Today I made very simple and easy onion tomato chutney which can be made in a breeze. Do not forget to check out other delectable and mouth-watering Chutney/Thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Onion Tomato chutney with step by step photos…


2 [cut to cubes]
3 [cut to cubes]
5 cloves
Dry red chillies
As needed

For Tempering

2 tsp
Mustard seeds
¼ tsp
Urad dal
½ tsp
One pinch
Curry leaves
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 3-4


Wash and cut the tomatoes and onions to cubes.

Add onions, tomatoes, garlic, red chillies to the mixer and blend it to fine paste.

Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, then add asafoetida and curry leaves and fry for about 20 -30 secs.

Now add the ground onion & tomato paste, salt mix well and sauté for about 5 minutes.

Add about ¼ cup of water and cook well until the raw smell vanishes. 

Finally adjust the taste and wait until it reaches thick consistency and then switch off the stove.

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  1. omg mouthwatering onion tomato chutney , just love the red color you got !! looks yummmm priya!!

  2. Yummy and tasty chutney. Nice combo with idly or dosa.

  3. looks so tempting chutney ........lovely color!

  4. loved the colour of the chutney..looks so tempting...will surely try this..

  5. Chutney looks perfectly zingy!!

  6. The chutney looks delicious and the colour is really good. Must make some to have with my bread.

  7. one of my favorite chutney,you have made it perfectly...looks so so tempting...nice color too :)

  8. Actually I were in search of a tomato chutney....thanx for sharing.Surely gonna try dis :)

  9. Loved the red color you got on chutney, looks perfect..

  10. tomato onion chutney looks stunning, fingerlicking good!

  11. Gosh!!! drooling all the way. You shared one of my fav dish, spicy and tangy. I will add another few pieces of chilies for more explosion of spicy taste.

  12. Tasty & tangy tomato chutney ...Love the color dear :)

  13. lovely colour... I may not keep a count of the number of dosas I may have with that chutney :P...its so mouth watering good

  14. Wow! Lovely chutney. Perfect for dosas and idlis! :D

  15. Looks interesting !tomorrow I'm making it.thank you Priya

  16. Looks interesting !tomorrow I'm making it.thank you Priya

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