TOMATO MINT CHUTNEY RECIPE | THAKKALI PUDINA CHUTNEY RECIPE

TOMATO MINT CHUTNEY |TOMATO MINT CHUTNEY RECIPE

TOMATO MINT CHUTNEY


TOMATO MINT CHUTNEY|THAKKALI PUDINA CHUTNEY  -  Hello Friends, today I am sharing a tasty and flavourful chutney recipe which when paired with hot Idli's and crispy Dosa will definitely turn out to be a superhit combo. 

With onion and tomato as the base, we can cook a variety of chutneys.  My kids love Onion tomato chutney and so I love to experiment with it a lot. Now coming to this recipe, this chutney has a burst of flavors from tanginess to spicy and flavorful. With tomato, onion, and mint I have tried so many versions in this chutney. One such way is what I have shared here.
So let's get started.


First step: Slice the onions and chop the tomatoes roughly, slit the green chilies.

Second step: Remove the skin from garlic and a small piece of ginger. Wash a handful of fresh mint leaves and keep it aside. Soak a small marble sized tamarind in warm water and squeeze it well . (Now we are going to use this water while grinding)

Third step: In a heavy-bottomed pan, add oil. when it turns warm add  garlic, ginger, and green chilies. Saute it well.

Fourth Step: Now add the onions, saute until it turns translucent, finally add the tomatoes along with turmeric powder and cook until the tomatoes turn soft or  mushy
 
Fifth Step:   When the onions and tomatoes are cooked well, add the mint leaves, just give it a quick stir and switch of the flame. 

Sixth Step: When they are cooled down, transfer to a blender, add salt and grind it to a smooth paste with adding the tamarind water little by little, until you reach the consistency you require. 

Seventh Step:  Finally temper with the seasoning ingredients and serve it with hot idli's or dosa's.

 

TOMATO MINT CHUTNEY RECIPE |THAKKALI PUDINA CHUTNEY

Recipe Cuisine: Indian |  Recipe Category: Side Dish
Prep Time: 10 mins  |  Cook time:20-25 mins |  Serves: 4 | Author

Flavorful and tasty chutney which when paired with Hot Idli and Crispy Dosa will definitely turn out to be a wonderful combo. 

    Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized onions-  thinly sliced
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes - roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4-5 green chilies - slit lengthwise
  • A small piece of ginger 
  • Small marble sized tamarind - soaked in water
  • 1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves
  • salt
  • oil

    Seasoning

  • 1 tsp. of mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. of urad dal
  • 2 red chilies
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • A sprig of curry leaves
    
    Method

  • In a heavy-bottomed pan, add oil. When it turns warm add garlic, ginger, and green chilies. Saute it well.   

  • Now add the onions, saute until it turns translucent, finally add the tomatoes along with turmeric powder and cook until the tomatoes turn soft.

  • When the onions and tomatoes are cooked well, add the mint leaves and just give it a quick stir. Switch off the flame, remove it from heat and allow it to cool.

  • When they come to room temperature, transfer to a blender, add salt and grind it to a smooth paste by adding tamarind water little by little. When the according to the consistency you require. 

  • Finally temper with the seasoning ingredients, Heat oil in a pan, when it turns hot, add mustard seeds, when it starts spluttering add urad dal and saute for a  min. Finally add curry leaves, red chilies, and a pinch of asafoetida, give it a quick stir and pour on top of the chutney.mix it well and serve it with hot idli or dosa.

    Notes
  • Make sure you use well-ripened tomatoes.          

  • Adjust green chilies according to your taste buds.

  • I have used tamarind water as I had seeds on it. If not you can directly add along with the onions while sauteing.


TOMATO MINT CHUTNEY



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