Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TOMATO CHUTNEY CHETTINAD STYLE

TOMATO CHUTNEY CHETTINAD STYLE

Chettinad is a part of the State of Tamilnadu and is famous for its spicy cuisine which has a distinctive aroma. This recipe for Chettinad style Tomato Chutney is adapted from the popular blog Sailu's Kitchen.

This chutney made a superb accompaniment for Mallige Idlis.




Ingredients:
  • Large Tomatoes, 2
  • Onion, 1
  • Chana dal, (Bengal Gram), 1 and 1/2 tbsp.
  • Red Chillies, 2
  • Green Chilly, 1
  • Ginger, 1/2 ", finely minced
  • Fresh Coconut Gratings, 1 tbsp 
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, 1/2 tbsp.
For seasoning:
  • Mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chillies, 2
  • Curry leaves, a sprig
  • Hing (Asafoetida), a pinch
Method:

Slice the tomatoes and onion and keep aside.
Heat oil in a thick-bottomed kadhai. When it is heated, reduce the flame, add chana dal, red chillies and green chilly and saute till the dal changes colour.
Keep aside to cool.
In the same oil, add onions and ginger. Saute for about 3-4 minutes till onion becomes transparent
Add the tomatoes and saute on medium flame for 8-10 minutes
Remove from flame and let it cool
In a blender, grind together coconut gratings, roasted chana dal, chillies, tomatoes, onion and salt, to a smooth paste to make your chutney.
Transfer the chutney to a bowl.
Finally season the chutney with mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chillies, and hing.
Serve with idlis, dosas etc.