I am an ardent fan of idli and dosa but they can not be eaten alone. They are always accompanied by something podi with oil, a variety of chutneys, sambar, pickles, and many other sides. Idli and chutney is a perfect combination and quick to prepare .. For chutneys, I make tomato , channa dal or coconut chutney. Wooooo J One of my favorite chutney is tomato chutney. The spice mix with tomatoes makes the dish amazing.. i love dosa & idli with tomato chutney..They are the healthiest breakfast with very low calories, wholesome and tasty.
Tomatoes – 5 chopped
Onion – 1 chopped
1-2 red dry chillies
Green chillies – 2 chopped
Kaju a handful (optional)
grated coconut 1 1/2 tbsp (this is optional and can be left out)
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Chilly powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 /2 tsp
Salt – to taste
a bit of tamarind
Hing a pinch
2 tbsps Ural dal
Oil – 1 tbsp for seasoning
Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard & cumin seeds.
Add red chilles, onions,garlic cloves, green chillies and curry leaves.
Fry till the onions turn light brown .
Add cashew nuts. Fry for 1 min.
Then add turmeric powder.
Fry for a second and add the tomatoes , tamarind (If you want the chutney to more tangy you can add a teaspoon of tamarind extract)and salt.
Mix well and cook covered for 10-15 minutes on a low flame till the raw smell goes & gravy is thick.
If you are adding coconut, fry for a few second & then add to the tomato mixture. Cool the mixture and blend to a smooth paste.
Then lets do the seasoning
Heat oil in a tadka pan, add mustard seeds , urad dal, curry leaves when the seeds splutter remove from heat and put in to the above grinded mixture add mix it well.
Delicious ‘Tomato Chutney’ can be served with idli, dosa, rice or chapathi. Enjoy!.
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