Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Onion Tomato Chutney

I am sure a lot of you already know that tomato is a fruit not a vegetable but did you also know that the tomato is the world's most popular fruit.

I must say I agree, what would we do without tomatoes......can you imagine pizza without the sauce ,fries without ketchup well........you get the idea. Tomatoes are truly indispensable in my kitchen,no matter which cuisine I make,tomatoes seem to be an integral part of a lot of dishes.Here is another wonderful recipe using tomatoes for a simple,quick and tasty chutney that works very well with idlis or dosas.

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Ingredients and method to make the onion tomato chutney

1 tbsp chana dhal (yellow split chick peas)
1 tbsp udad dhal (split or whole black gram beans)
1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
1/2 inch ginger cut into small pieces
4 red chillies ( or according to taste)
2 medium sized onions cut into small pieces
2 large tomatoes cut into small pieces
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp sugar (optional)

1.Dry roast the chana dhal and the udad dhal until both are golden.Remove from pan and soak in water for about 1 hour.

2.Heat oil,add the jeera seeds when it splutters add the onion and saute until transparent

3.Add the ginger and the chillies and saute for a minute.Add the tomatoes and cook until soft.

4.Cool this and puree along with the soaked dhals until smooth.

5.Add salt and sugar and mix well.

Serve with hot idlis (steamed savory cakes)  or dosas/ adai (savory Indian crepes) or use as a dip for raw veggies.

8 comments :

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

What a coincidence? We both changed our blog templates at the same time! :)This chutney looks yummy! Definitely will try it next time I make dosa.

Usha said...

Yes isn't it amazing !! I checked out your new blog template and it looks very nice !!

Trupti said...

Hey Usha, Chutney looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Check My blog there is surprise for you.

Usha said...

Thanks Trupti,
Thanks also for the neat surprise on your blog for me I am delighted about it .....

Sagari said...

delecious cutney usha

Usha said...

Thanks Sagari !!

Roopa said...

Loved the color of this chutney:) I also liked your veg corn chowder:)

Usha said...

Thanks Roopa !

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