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Tomato chutney | thakkali chutney recipe | side dish for idli | dosa

by Jeyashri suresh
 Tomato Chutney | Thakkali chutney is a simple and easy side dish for idli | dosa . This recipe of tomato chutney is without coconut. Two weeks back i was invited to my friend’s place for a  small family function. She served idli and vadas with this thakkali chutney. I liked the taste of the chutney and asked her the recipe of the chutney. The recipe is so simple and i tried it yesterday and had it with dosas.  Let me share with you the recipe of easy tomato chutney:
Recipe updated with video


Tomato chutney

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 10 Mins |   Serves : 2-3

    Tomato   3
    Garlic  4-5
    Red Chilli 3-4
    Salt  As needed
    Oil    2 tsp + 1 tsp sesame oil
    Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
   Curry leaves   Few(Optional)
             Video of how to make tomato chutney


Tomato garlic chutney


  • In a pan add oil and throw in the red chilli and garlic pods. Saute them in a low flame till the garlic becomes roasted.
  • Take it out and keep aside.
  • Cut the tomatoes roughly. In the same pan add it and saute them till mushy. Be careful not to burn it. Add salt to this.

Garlic and red chilli
Tomato Chutney

  • When cool grind them in a mixer into a fine paste.
  • Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves in sesame oil.  Add little water to bring to a right consistency.


  • Serve this tomato chutney with hot idlis | dosas.
Thakkali chutney

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Kaveri Venkatesh January 24, 2014 - 7:51 am

yummy chutney..perfect with idli/dosa

kavita January 24, 2014 - 8:07 am

Yesss! Yummy!!!

Dipti Joshi January 24, 2014 - 8:37 am

Perfect for idli-dosa…..Since it is not using coconut.

Hema January 24, 2014 - 1:32 pm

I usually add onions also to this chutney, next time I am going to try out this version..

Janani January 25, 2014 - 12:13 am

I add extra ginger to this and I love the way u have clicked the pic nice jeyashri

Manjula Ramalingam January 25, 2014 - 8:51 am

I fry 1 tbspn of urad dal, curry leaves with red chillies and grind along with sauted tomatoes and garlic. I love this chutney with idli/dosa and even with adai

Manjula Ramalingam January 25, 2014 - 8:58 am

…. and I am commenting for the first time… i have started following your's and raks' cooking recipes… good work…. all the very best to you

Shama Nagarajan January 25, 2014 - 1:37 pm

yummy chutney

Ramya Manja January 26, 2014 - 3:07 am

Looks enticingly yummy….Nice and easy recipe…..

SHARMILEE J February 3, 2014 - 5:26 am

Chutney looks tempting, lovely color too

gita June 22, 2014 - 12:44 pm

I like this as it does not require coconut. Make this often


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