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Tomato Chutney Recipe

Tomato chutney recipe is an easy and delicious south Indian chutney recipe with fresh ripe tomatoes. It is usually served with idlidosaupmavada and other south Indian breakfast dishes.
It is a very popular and commonly made chutney in south Indian homes just like coconut chutneypudina chutneypeanut chutney etc. Vegan and gluten free recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: tomato chutney
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Harini


  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon jaggery powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • salt to taste


  • Pick rinse and wipe 3 large tomatoes (about 350 grams) and chop it finely. You can also mince them in a food processor or crush it. Also finely chop 1 large onion.
    Heat oil in a pan. Add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon urad dal, chana dal and few curry leaves. Saute for few seconds over medium heat. You can also add 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Add sliced onions and saute till they turn soft.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes and mix.
  • Add 1 teaspoon red chilli powder, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon jaggery and salt to taste. Mix very well.
  • Add 3/4 cup water and simmer till gravy consistency is reached.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve Tomato chutney hot with idli.


1. Use desi tomatoes for nice tangy taste.
2. Use red chillies as per your preference.
3. you can grind the tomatoes roughly too to get a chunky texture.


Serving: 3g | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1715IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg