Friday, 7 August 2009

Tomato Chutney

Goes well with dosa, idly and even rice. You can infact spread it on the dosa while its being cooked and tastes quite nice.Very simple but it took quite some time to cook.

Tomato- 2
Green chillies- 2
Garlic paste- 1 tsp
Shallots- 1 big
Salt- to taste

Grind all these together in a blender. Keep aside

Coconut Oil- 1 tbs
Urud dal- 1 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Curry leaves- 4 to 5

In a sauce pan, put oil and when hot put in the mustard seeds, urud dal and curry leaves. Once they start to splutter put in the tomato mix. When it starts to boil, reduce the heat to low and keep it on till the water evaporates and the mix becomes somewhat thick (this might take a while). If salt and spice is not enough, add them at this stage. Keep stirring on and off and make sure its doesn't stick to the pan.

Notes: The spice level was a bit too high even according to my standards, so reduce it accordingly.
Not necessary to use coconut oil.


miri goes phishing! said...

i have always wondered how they make it....they serve it here with the dosa too...i don't make dosa or idli at home...the mavu is always in i feel it's easier to have it at some restaurant...:(

An Open Book said...

Ours lasts fr atleast 2 weeks:) and its such a saving grace tht we get ready made maavu here

miri goes phishing! said...

yeah same here...i mean about the ready made maavu....but mine spoils in 3-4days ..:(...please tell me how to make it last 2 weeks...also...if not dosa or idli...what else do u think can go with this chutney?

An Open Book said...

oh i had it with chappati and dal yesterday and loved it. It shud go great with plain rice as well. And about makin it last...i have no idea...mine jus does for 2 weeks and im glad it does cos we only get this in the desi area which is quite far from where we are...