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Monday, October 29, 2007

Tomato chutney(Thakkali thuvayal)

All south Indians will be familiar of this chutney.I am sure all Tamilians would have tasted it,as it is mostly served in hotels along with Idly or Dosa.When tomatoes are cheap in the market,one can't resist trying this recipe.It tastes good with chappathi also.

Tomatoes-4 (medium sized)
Big onion-2(medium sized)
Red chillies-5
Curry leaves-a hand full


Cut the onions and tomatoes into small pieces.Keep the kadai in the stove.Pour one spoon oil.First put little curry leaf and chillies, then the onion and finally the tomatoes. Saute it till the tomatoes are half cooked.Allow the mixture to cool.Then grind it in the big jar of the mixie adding the required salt.If you are having doubt about chillies,keep away 1 or 2 roasted chillies.After grinding check for the taste and add the chillies if needed.
After grinding keep the kadai in the stove .Season the chutney with mustard seeds,urudh dhal and curry leaves in 2 or 3 spoons of oil.Excess oil will help the chutney to stay fresh for a longer period.Pour the chutney into the kadai after seasoning. When the oil separates from the chutney switch off the stove(hardly it will take 2 or 3 minutes).


Uma said...

am much interested into chettinadu samayal.. Your dishes are awesome! Keep up the good work. Waiting for more namma ooru dishes :-)

Solai Chidambaram said...

Sure Uma

Unknown said...


We used to do the same chutney without using curry leaves for grinding, instead for seasoning. This tasted soooooo good.

But, i need to know, how to prepare an ordinary tomato pickle(thakali oorka), it will be like a tomato gravy with garlic and some other ingredients, i have tasted it, but never tried. Can you please post one for me.

Thank you.

suvaiyaana suvai said...

colourful chutney

Fishy said...

I am drooling here. I think I will try this with idly and let you now if I get a gift from my husband.

Unknown said...

Mouth watering. Going to try this now.

Pratiba Bhat said...

I just stumbled on your blog :D And I found this recipe. Can we add garlic while grinding?

Pratiba Bhat said...

I just stumbled on your blog :D And I found this recipe. Can we add garlic while grinding?

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Skl said...

Hello aunty,
We tried this chutney with edli,turned out great,
Thank you,

Selva said...

We prepared this and it was so tasty. Thanks Aachi.