Tomato Coriander Chutney

Tomato Coriander Chutney

Recipe by S KamalaCourse: ChutneyCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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Cooking time




  • Tomato – 2 Nos

  • Coriander leaves (chopped)- 1/2 cup

  • Green chillies – 3 Nos

  • Tamarind – a small gooseberry size

  • Urad dhal – 2 tablespoon

  • Asafotida powder – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil – 2 teaspoons

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Cut tomatoes into big pieces.
  • In a kadai put one teaspoon oil and fry Urad dhal till it turns slightly red. Add green chillies and fry for a while. Then add tamarind and fry that too for a second. Then add cut tomatoes and asafotida powder and fry for two to three minutes on a low flame. before removing add coriander leaves and fry just for a second. Switch off the stove. Allow to cool. Add a teaspoon of salt and grind altogether to a paste.
  • Season it with mustard seeds.


  1. Gorgeous color, love to make it.

  2. Thank you Asha.

  3. Anonymous

    Dear Kamala,

    Tried your peerkangai thuvaiyal this weekend.It tasted very good with hot rice,ghee and appalam :).

    Also tried this tomato coriander chutney this morning for dosai.It was so yummy.Usually I make tomato chutney with onions but this was different and we loved it.Thanks a ton.


  4. Hi AR,

    Thank you very much for posting your comments.

    Tomato go well with anything.

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    Thank you for visiting my site.

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    Hi Kamala,

    How are you doing? Been a while since I saw ur last post….I tried ur carrot kurma, pineapple gojju and mango pickle. All were yummy! I loved the kurma a lot!Thanks for ur wonderful recipes….I have now made a few of ur dishes more than 4 or 5 times…Some are becoming regular and favorites in my home…..Waiting for ur new posts…..


  10. Hi AR,

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We have a wedding in our family now and I am little busy with that. And I will be travelling to US to visit my daughter by the end of this month. Once I reach US, then I will post more recipes.

  11. Hi,

    I tried this chutney..Taste was good..But colour of the chutney did not resemble the one in picture. Instead, it was green in colour..I took the exact measurement mentioned in the recipe..But, did not understand what went wrong..It would be nice if you were to clarify it..

  12. Hi Deepa,

    I used in this chutney fully riped, nice red colour and fleshy type big size tomatos. If you use the juicy type tomatos, you will not get the colour and thickness. For rasam, sambar etc, we can use the juicy type tomatos. But for chutney and gravies, we have to use only fleshy tomatos only.

  13. Thanks for the clarification..I will give it a try next time with the fleshy ones.

  14. Hey Kamala,

    Tried your recipe. turned out good and was quick to make.


  15. Hi Praveen,

    Nice to hear that you tried this recipe and turned out good.

  16. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  17. Looks so tempting… what a color…
    Will definitely try when i make idly or dosa this week n let you how my hubby liked it…

  18. Daer Kamla,
    Can you also mention , which region of south India do the dishes that you write about come from?

  19. Is urad dhal 2 tablespoons or 2 teaspoons just wanted to clarify. Thank you.

    • Hi Priya,

      It is 2 TABLESPOONs only. It gives thickness to the chutney. But there is no hard and fast rule for this. You can add more or less dhal and you can also use half of bengal gram dhal and urad dhal combination.

  20. Tried this tomato coriander chutney, it combines very well. Taste was yummy and coriander gives a freshness to mouth, my chutney was slightly greenish in color, as you say above i will add more tomatos and less coriander for next time.
    Thank you .

  21. hi…

    i tried tomato coriander chutney… it is so yummie.. tanq so much… ur recipes are too good…

  22. Hi,

    I had been seeing lot of sites .. how ever, I was always looking for some thing which is south Indian kind of site.

    Thanks a lot for this site. Now, I daily plan my next day menu from your site.

    Also, can U tell on how to make “Manal Upma”.

    Thanks a ton again.

  23. Tried this chutney and came out well but in green color. Yet it was yaummy. I have been using this site everyday now. Thanks Kamala mami. Romba nandri.

    • Hi Radha,

      Thank you for visiting my site and trying the recipes. If you use more coriander leaves, this chutney may be in green colour. Moreover, if you use fully riped red tomato with more flesh, then the chutney will be in different colour. Whatever may be the colour, final result should be of taste. Happy to note that you liked this chutney.

  24. Hi Kamala Akka,

    Your recepies are simple, tasty and so innovative…Tried the wheat ada and my father in law, who is diabetic, loved it…I plan my cooking for the night looking at the receipies you have posted…The question I want to ask on this chutney is, tomato as such gives a tangy taste. Do we have to add tamrind as well ???


  25. Ms Kamala, thanks for the Tomato Coriander Chutney recipe! I used it today and it was great. my son and his flatmates really liked it, went well with Raagi dosa I made for them:-) . BTW i did not have enough Tomata and I did not have Green chilies. I used half a Capsicum instead added little more tamarind and it seems it came out all right:-)

  26. Hiii Kamala Madam,,,,

    Im a regular visitor of your website… Its really amazing to see so many recipes…. Im basically from karnataka but i like all your dishes.. I got married recently so dont know cooking but now i dont have such problem bcos im cooking new dishes daily from your recipe list.. my husband likes all dishes a lot… Yesterday i tried this tomato chutney & rava dosa… both came out well… as mentioned by many of them the coluor was little greenish… but im not fan for colour… taste was awesome… Thank you so much…

    • Thank you Shobha for visiting my site and trying my recipes. If you use fully riped red tomato (should be fleshy type), then you will get the mixture of red and green colour. As you rightly said taste is the main criteria for a good dish. Hope you will try more recipes and send your feed back.

  27. I scare a lot to cook but after i saw your blog i started to cook. Thank you..

  28. Wow Kamala the chutney was awesome!had it along with dosas

  29. its amazingly delicious;)

  30. Hi today i have prepared this chutney it came out very well..Such a nich Bookmarked receipe..Thank u so much mam

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