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Tomato Onion Chutney

Tomato onion chutney is a tangy and flavorful condiment made with ripe tomatoes, onions, spices, and herbs. It is typically served as a side dish or accompaniment to various Indian dishes such as dosas, idlis, rice, and chapatis. The chutney can be made spicy or mild depending on personal preference and is a versatile and delicious addition to any meal. You also try out this alternate tomato chutney recipe.

Tomato Onion Chutney

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: ChutneyCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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A simple and quick chutney recipe made with tomato and onion.


  • Tomato (fully ripe) – 1 No

  • Big Onion – 1 No

  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 tablespoon

  • Red Chillies – 4 Nos

  • Asafoetida Powder – a pinch

  • Oil – 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste


  • In a frying pan, add one teaspoon of oil and fry Bengal gram dhal until it turns light brown.
  • Then add red chillies and asafoetida and fry lightly, then remove.
  • In the same pan, add one more teaspoon of oil and add the onion pieces and fry for one minute.
  • Then add the tomato pieces and fry for one more minute.
  • Once cooled, mix all the ingredients together and grind them into a paste.
  • Finally, season the mixture with mustard to finish.
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