Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tomato Ginger Chutney | Side dish for idli dosa

Tomato Ginger Chutney

Tomato Ginger chutney, is an easy side dish for pesarattu, idli and dosa. Recently we visited a restaurant in Singapore. It is an Andhra restaurant and a friend recommended to try the MLA pesarattu in that restaurant. They served a tomato chuntey with this pesarattu and it tasted very nice. Generally i don't prefer ginger much in my cooking but this chutney i liked very much. Somehow managed to find the ingredients present in the restaurant chutney and attempted at home today. It turned out well and tasted similar to the Tomato Ginger chutney we had in the restaurant.
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Tomato Ginger Chutney

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 10 Mins |Serves: 3-4

    Tomato  2
    Red chili   5-6
    Urad dal  1 tblsp
    Peanuts  1 tsp
    Ginger  a big piece
    Jaggery  a tiny piece
    Coconut  2 tsp (optional)
    Salt  as needed
    Oil  2 tsp + 1 tsp
    Mustard seeds  1/4 tsp
    Curry leaves  few
Method:
  • Chop the tomatoes roughly. Peel the skin of the ginger.
  • In a pan add 1 tsp of oil.
  • Add the urad dal, peanuts and red chili.
  • Roast till the dal turns golden brown.
  • Keep it aside.
  • Add the ginger and tomato and saute till the tomato shrinks.
  • Allow this to cool completely. 
  • Grind this along with the jaggery and coconut(if adding).
  • Grind into a smooth paste.
  • Add water while grinding.
  • Transfer it to a serving bowl.
  • Add 2 tsp of oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Once the mustard splutters add it to the chutney.
  • Mix well and serve with idli dosa or pesarattu. 
     
     


Ginger tomato chutney

Method with step by step pictures:
  • Chop the tomatoes roughly. Peel the skin of the ginger.
  • In a pan add 1 tsp of oil.
  • Add the urad dal, peanuts and red chili.
  • Roast till the dal turns golden brown.
tomato Ginger chutney 1
  • Keep it aside.
  • Add the ginger and tomato and saute till the tomato shrinks.
  • Allow this to cool completely. 
Tomato Ginger chutney 2
  • Grind this along with the jaggery and coconut(if adding).
  • Grind into a smooth paste.
  • Add water while grinding.
Tomato Ginger chutney 3
  • Transfer it to a serving bowl.
  • Add 2 tsp of oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Once the mustard splutters add it to the chutney.
Tomato ginger chutney 4
  • Mix well and serve with idli dosa or pesarattu. 
Tomato Ginger chutney
Notes:
  1. You can skip urad dal and add channa dal instead.
  2. Instead of jaggery, you can add tamarind. 
  3. You can add 1-2 cloves of garlic or the tomato ginger chutney.


    
  
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