Tomatoes! They are sweet, juicy and delicious. Everyone knows they are good for health, right? One of the most well known tomato eating benefit is lycopene, a vital antioxidant. This healthy low calorie chutney has a sweet-tart flavor with little spice taste. I got this recipe from my mother-in-law. Tangy tomato chutney is a good accompaniment for paniyaram, idly and dosa.


       2 Big RipeTomatoes
       3 Garlic cloves
       1/2 Tsp of Turmeric
       1 Tsp of Chilly Powder
       4-5 Curry Leaves
       1 Tsp of Mustard
       1 Tsp of Urad Dal
       1/2 Tsp of Fenugreek
       A Pinch of Asafoetida
       2-3 Tbsp of Gingelly Oil(Sesame Oil)
       Salt to taste


  • Take a blender and make a puree of tomatoes and garlic and keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil and add mustard, urad dal, fenugreek let them turn brown.
  • Now add asafoetida and curry leaves. Fry for few seconds.
  • Add turmeric and chilly powder. Mix well. Make sure don’t burn them. Immediately add the tomato garlic puree and add little water and salt.
  • Let it come to boil. Reduce to medium heat and cook for 10 mins. Add little sugar and mix well.
  • Then turn off the stove.


  •    Serve with Paniyaram or dosai or Idly
  •    Use fully ripen tomatoes and sesame oil for this chutney.

 Health Benefits of Tomatoes

  •  Tomatoes are rich in vitamin A, C, K and Potassium.
  •  They are a natural cancer fighter.
  •  They are a good source of chromium which helps to regulate blood sugar.


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