Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fiery Tomato Chutney

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This is yet another recipe from MIL. Did I not tell you that I am going to learn new dishes from her? Well, not just new dishes but old ones with her special twist. This chutney goes oh-so-well with so many dishes and does double duty as a dip for pita and chips.Usually I have this with Yogurt Sevai(Rice Noodles in Yogurt Sauce), Lime Rice, Savory Ball Pancakes. This time though  I had this with Methi Roti( Fenugreek Flat Bread). Umm delicious.
Sending this and Four Seasons chutneys-Peanut(Winter),Pumpkin And Carrot(Fall), Cilantro N Mint(Spring), Tomato Chutney my Way(Summer) , Ridge Gourd Peel N SweetPea Chutney, Homemade Chutney Powder(Idli Podi) to Jagruti's Complete My Thali - Chutney event.
  • 1 medium Onion, roughly chopped
  • 5 ripe Roma Tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger/Garlic paste
  • 1 stalk Curry Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 dry Red Chili (3, if you want to feel the burn)
  • Salt for taste
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Coarsely grind chopped onion,tomatoes along with curry leaves,red chilies and cilantro.
  • Heat the Olive oil in a thick,deep bottomed pan and add the mustard seeds. Once the seeds start to sputter, add the ginger/garlic paste.Fry till it loses raw smell.
  • Pour the ground mixture into the pan.Add salt.
  • Here comes the difficult part -- Simmer the mixture on a low-medium flame, stirring frequently until it loses all the moisture and the oil separates.Takes about ~20-30 minutes.But really depends on how much watery it is to begin with.

  • Cool and serve as an accompaniment to Yogurt Sevai(Rice Noodles in Yogurt Sauce), Lime Rice, Savory Ball Pancakes, Roti or as a dip.

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  1. wow..spicy the pics ! thanks for the entry...

  2. Firey hot tomato chutney looks very tempting Lassie...

  3. that fiery bit is making me want some right away...

  4. Lassie, that looks yummo!

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    GB@Of peacocks and Paisleys

  5. Nice fiery chutney, all i need is a plate of dosas to taste this yummy chutney.:)

  6. That sure looks fantastic. I wish I am having some with our Indian night!

  7. Very nice looking chutney. I think I will stay with 2 chillies.

  8. I hope my future mother in law is as good a source of recipes as yours is! This sounds delicious.

  9. Another delicious recipe from your MIL...very hot and spicy...
    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. I love recipes from moms and moms-in-law, how wonderful is that? I would love this recipe, but I know my husband wouldn't take the heat. I always have to adjust! Keep them coming! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Hi,

    Firey tomato chutney indeed!!

    Stop by my blog!!:)


  12. Am in for the fiery chutney..mmmm if its spicy, its definitely finger-licking good.

    Aaha Oho

  13. type off CL.seems ur mil is a wonderful cook...lipsmacking chutney and love the array of different chutneys u hv on ur space....yummy yum

  14. Nice click.Looks spicy & too tempting.

    Madhura Manoj@

  15. A different style of chutney. I always have a hesitation towards grinding raw onion for chutney thinking of the strong smell it would give to the chutney. Now that you have given your MIL's special I will try it out..

  16. I love garlicky hot tomato chutney and this version looks great.

    Congratulations for successful blogging and for the first birthday...

  17. Nothng beats a good chutney and this one looks to die for!!! Love all the amazing flavors in it.

  18. Love the addition of olive oil in chutny ..spicy :)


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