Friday, May 20, 2011

Tomato Chutney (With out Coconut)

Chutney is a side dish and goes well with almost all the main dishes. Varieties of chutneys can be prepared using different ingredients. Tomato chutney is prepared with out using coconut. It  has become a habit that many people avoid coconut, thinking it is high in cholesterol. But remember that coconut contain good cholesterol and it helps to take care of your body, skin in healthy way.

I have used urid dal, Tomatoes, onion and totapuri mango.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed"

To fry and grind :
Tomatoes : 2 
Onions : 1
Red chilly : 2 to 3 
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6
Coriander Leaves : 2 to 3 sticks
Salt : to taste
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
To Season :
Any cooking oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry leaves : 5 to 6
Ingh /Asafoetida : A pinch


Method :

 1. Wash and cut tomatoes, curry leaves and keep it aside.

2. Remove the outer layer of onion and wash it. Cut it into small pieces and keep it aside.
3. Keep a small pan on the fire and heat. Put 1/2 teaspoon of oil and put urid dal and ingh.
4. Fry it nicely till it turns slightly golden brown. Add chilly and cut tomatoes. Fry nicely.
5. Add cut onions and cut mango pieces. ( 2 to 3 pieces will do). Add coriander leaves.
6. Fry nicely till tomatoes and onion turn soft. Put off the fire and let it cool.

7. Grind the fried ingredients and add salt. Grind it for a minute. ( Add water if required only).

8. Shift the ground chutney to a serving dish.

9. Add mustard seasoning and serve with the main dish you prepared.

Note :

 Fry onions nicely on low flame and then add the tomatoes. Water should not be used while grinding or to the ground mixture.  ( The chutney turns watery). Adding garlic is optional. Use of more/less chilly is optional. Adding tamarind instead of mango pieces is optional.  You can also add channa dal instead of urid dal.
Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

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