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Sep 17, 2013

Chilly Tomato Chutney / Spicy Tomato Garlic Chutney

Today's recipe is one simple and easy to make chutney which serves as an accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, Upma, Pidi Kozhukattai, Paniyaram, Rava Dosa, Ragi Dosa/Ragi Adai,Wheat Dosa or even good as a Sandwich spread. I came to know this simple chutney from Priya, thanks Priya for sharing this easy breezy chutney with great taste. Even my kids love this chutney, this stays good up to a week, if refrigerated. This even pairs well with curd rice. Just 4 main ingredients needed for this chutney and the recipe as follows...

  1. Tomato     2 no. (2 cups, chopped)
  2. Dry Red Chilli    3 no.s (for spicy chutney, reduce to 1 or 2 for less spicy chutney)
  3. Garlic      3-4 fat cloves(chopped)
  4. Tamarind    a small piece
  5. Salt     to taste
To Temper
  1. Oil/Sesame oil       1-2 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds      1/2 tsp
  3. Urad dal    1 tsp
  4. Hing      a pinch, optional

  • Wash tomatoes thoroughly and chop it and take it in a blender along with chilli, garlic, tamarind and salt.
  • Blend it to a fine paste using 1-2 tbsp water.
  • After that heat oil in a kadai, add the tempering ingredients one by one and after that add this ground chutney to it and cook in medium heat until the moisture dries and oil floats on top.(takes about 5-7 minutes)
  • That's it...Tangy & Spicy Garlic Tomato Chutney ready. I Served with Kara Kozhukattai/Pidi Kozhukattai.

You can also add a pinch of sugar or jaggery in the end and simmer for few minutes. This will help to balance to sour n spicy taste if u are giving for kids. I do add pinch of sugar, my kids love this chutney with idlis :)
You can also add a sprig of curry leaves to the tempering ingredients for extra flavor.
If u like use sesame oil/gingley oil for authentic taste n flavor or use 1 tbsp cooking oil and 1/2 tbsp sesame oil.


  1. Beautiful chutney makes me drool ;) love all your clicks Sangee

  2. Such a droolworthy chutney Sangee, makes me hungry, i love this chutney simply with crispy dosas..

  3. chilli chutney looks super spicy, tangy and mouth watering :)very delicious recipe !!

  4. Chutney looks stunning and superb...

  5. yummy n scrumptious chutney...

  6. spicy and tangy chutney makes me drool :-)

  7. Chutney looks super tempting,we do make it but slightly watery..fabulous clicks.

  8. Delicious and mouthwatering tomato and chilli chutney. Excellent preparation.

  9. I'll try this soon. i make the same adding onions too..

  10. chutney looks perfect and very tempting with those kozhukattai's :)

  11. Chutney looks super delicious!

  12. i also follow the same version sangee :) clear pics.. loved it..

  13. The color of the chutney is so inviting..

  14. Looks so good...I would love that plate of Kozhukattai with this spicy chutney...
    Shema | LifeScoops

  15. Spicy tangy chutney.. Looks super tempting, Sangee.. :)

  16. mouth watering delicious chutney :-)

  17. Lovely colour and easy to make chutney
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  18. Yummy mouth watering chutney looks colorful and delicious.

  19. Do u add two tomatoes or two cups tomatoes? Coz two cups tomatoes would be atleast 4-5 tomatoes.

    1. Yes.,here in US the tomatoes are big so 2 tomatoes will give around 2 cups, so measure for 2 cups.

  20. This is indeed a GOOOD recipeeee;)

  21. Is this chutney good with rice


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