Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tomato onion chutney

1 Tomato - coarsely chopped
1 onion - coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp peanuts
1 garlic pod - coarsely chopped
3 green chilli
1/2 tsp jaggery powder
4-5 pepper corns
1/2 cm ginger
2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 dry red chilli
9-10 curry leaves
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 cup water

1) Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a frying pan. Fry garlic pod, ginger, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, pepper corns, green chilli and peanuts for a minute.
2) Add onion and fry for a minute. Add tomato and fry for 3-4 mins. Allow it to cool.
3) Grind it into a fine paste with jaggery. Add water if you want to water it down. Check for salt.
4) Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a skillet. Add mustard seeds - wait for it to splutter. Add red chilli, cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves. Mix with chutney.

Tip: I like this chutney lil more spicy than usual - so I use 3 green chillis. If you like it a lil bit mild, use 2 instead.
This chutney goes well with dosa, chapati, rotti.. but I feel it goes best with ragi dosa and ragi rotti :)

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