Madras Tomato Chutney

Chutneys and Sauces, Tomato 14 comments

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.


  1. very tasy and yummy

  2. 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!

  3. santhoshkumari

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

  4. santhoshkumari

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

  5. 2 tbsp tamarind extract (juice)…where should I pour this and when???!!!

  6. Hello Sunita,

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


  7. Very easy to make and very tasty.

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

  9. How long can you store this?

  10. 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!!!

  11. rekha rajesh

    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).

  12. its o.k

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