Carrot Tomato Chutney

Like most chutneys this tomato carrot chutney goes well with idli, vada and dosa and is very easy to make.


  • Carrot – 2
  • Tomato – 1
  • Red Chillies – 4 to 5
  • Coconut gratings – ½ cup
  • Fresh ginger – a small piece
  • Bengal Gram Dhal – 1 tablespoon
  • Urad Dhal – 1 tablespoon
  • Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste
  • Mustard and curry leaves for seasoning


  1. Remove the skin from carrot and cut it into medium size pieces.
  2. Cut tomato also into medium size pieces.
  3. In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add Bengal gram and Urad dhals and fry till it turns light brown. Add red chillies and fry. Then add ginger cut into pieces along with tomato.
  4. Fry for few seconds. Finally add carrot pieces and fry for two to three seconds.
  5. Remove from stove and cool it. Then add fresh coconut and salt to it. Grind all together to a fine paste.
    Season it with mustard and curry leaves.


  1. hi kamala

    this awesome, it taste really gud, if you dont mind can you add some receipe without coconut as me and husband both have Cholesterol, even this carrot chutney i have made without coconut it was good.


  2. Hi Vidya

    Thank you for your comments. You can omit coconut if you do not want. The purpose of adding coconut is to reduce the hotness of the chutney. I have already posted some recipes without coconut will post recipes without coconut. I will add more recipes without coconut.

  3. HI.. I am really bent upon trying this recipie.. sounds and looks nutritious and Delish..
    What's the shelf life like for this?
    Thanks for ur posts.. love the way u have organized ur site..

  4. Hi Neha,

    Thank you for visiting my site. This chutney will stay good for a day only. Chennai like hot places, you have to consume it immediately.

  5. Hi Kamala,

    I'm a beginner for cooking and tried a couple of recipies from your site.. it came out so well… my husb liked it so much… your recipies are easy to do and tasty… Wanted to say this to you.. Keep posting new recipies…
    Do you have anything special for the new year?


  6. Hi Githa,

    Thank you for visiting my site and your nice comments. For New Year, I have not prepared anything yet. You may please see the "Sweets" catagory for some sweet recipes.

  7. Great tasting chutney and so easy too.thanks a ton kamala!
    I did not add the coconut and it didn’t alter the taste in any way.
    Keep the creative recipies coming………:-)

  8. Superb recipe.. excellent taste… thank uuuuuuuuuu so much for this.. I the credit I got for this chutney goes to u 🙂 Luv u Kamala amma…

  9. i tried the recipe…it turn out well….thank you for your recipe kamala amma

  10. thank you for tasty chutney

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