Friday, June 6, 2008

Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney is a side dish and it is an easy dish to prepare and yummy to have.
I have used Tomatoes. urid dal, red chilly and coconut.

Let us see some benefits of having tomatoes in our diet. 
Tomatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. They are rich with copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber and Vitamin B6 and phosphorus. Tomatoes help to improve our eye sight, good for stomach health and helps to reduce the blood pressure. They are also good for diabetes and urinary tract infections. They help to increase the digestion, stimulate blood circulation and reduce the cholesterol levels. They are rich with antioxidants and helps to detoxify the body.
Let us see the recipe now :
No Onion or No Garlic is added to Tomato Chutney. It goes well with idli, dosa, chapatis, rotis and even plain rice (Hot) with a spoonful of home made ghee.

Things Needed:

Tomato : 2
Red chilly : 4 to 5
Urd Daal : 1 Tablespoon
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Ingh /Asafoetida : A pinch
Coconut ( Fresh ) : 1/2 Cup (or 3 to 4 Tablespoons ( grated)
Salt :According to taste.
Curry leaves : 4 to 6
Water : As required
Tamarind : Very little

Method:

1. Wash and cut tomatoes in to small pieces.
2. Wash and keep curry leaves aside.
3. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4. Keep a small pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and urid dal and red chilly.
5. Fry till they turn golden brown.
6. Add cut tomatoes and fry them nicely till they turn soft.

7. Add curry leaves and ingh fry with tomatoes. Put off the fire. Let it cool.
8. Add coconut, tamarind and salt.
9. Grind it with required water till it turns into paste. (According to your wish).

10. Remove from the mixi jar and shift it to a serving bowl.

11. Add mustard seasoning with curry leaves and ingh.
12. Serve with any main dish you have prepared. We had Tomato Chutney with Hot plain rice.

Note :

You can boil tomatoes instead of frying. Use of coconut oil is optional. ( You can use any cooking oil of your choice). Adding more/less chilly is optional. Use of garlic or onion is optional. Adding mustard seasoning is optional. I have not added.
Time 10 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3 .

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