Madras Tomato Chutney Recipe

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1 large onion (chopped)
2 large tomatoes (chopped)
2-3 garlic pods (chopped)
3/4 tsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp tamarind extract (juice)
vanaspathi or oil as required
salt to taste

For seasoning:
8-10 curry leaves
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
pinch of asafoetida powder

Fry the chopped onions in oil till translucent.
Add the garlic pods and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add the chopped tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes are cooked and mashed
Add chilli powder/ salt and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from fire and allow it to cool.
Then grind this cooked mixture to a fine paste in a food processor.
To garnish – heat vanaspathi or oil in the same kadai.
Add the mustard seeds. After the seeds splutter, add the curry leaves and asafoetida.
Allow 1/2 minute to saute, add the ground paste and stir fry for 3 minutes.
The chutney is now ready to be served. The above quantity will serve four people.
This chutney will taste very good, if madras or pearl onions are used instead of large onions.

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14 thoughts on “Madras Tomato Chutney

  1. maya said on July 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm


  2. maya said on July 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    very tasy and yummy

  3. Abinaya said on August 24, 2011 at 9:53 am

    My brother and husband are always teasing me that I don’t know how to cook…but i made this recipe and both of them were very surprised that something I cooked, tasted so good. Thank you! I feel inspired to make more dishes for my family!

  4. santhoshkumari said on March 3, 2011 at 2:20 am

    It is a spicy chutney which suits for iddle dosa and chappatis

  5. santhoshkumari said on March 3, 2011 at 2:20 am

    It is a spicy chutney which suits for iddle dosa and chappatis

  6. Rajesh said on November 27, 2010 at 5:46 am

    2 tbsp tamarind extract (juice)…where should I pour this and when???!!!

  7. Bala said on September 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm


  8. Pratheesh said on August 2, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Hello Sunita,

    I tried your recipe, it was fantastic. Thank you!
    I didn’t use tamarind extract and I think tomato itself is enough.


  9. Trupti said on June 29, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Very easy to make and very tasty.

  10. Deepti said on February 26, 2010 at 5:40 am

    You have not mentioned when to add tamarind juice.Can you please guide about it so that i can try this recipe.

  11. nidhi said on February 9, 2010 at 5:49 am

    How long can you store this?

  12. Dr.sen said on January 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I tried this recipe when my wife and servant maid were on vacation in the last month. It was very tasteful. My friends accredited me as a best chutney maker. Thanks for your recipe!!!

  13. rekha rajesh said on June 18, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    y is that in half of ur recipes u do not use all the ingreidients mentioned? in this chutney too there is tamarind mentioned but is not explained whn to use in the method. otherwise this is a great recipe ( as all mallika badrianth recipes r).

  14. nisha said on June 14, 2008 at 1:53 am

    its o.k

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