Tuesday, April 15, 2014



Chettinad is a part of the State of Tamilnadu and is famous for its spicy cuisine which has a distinctive aroma. Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for Paneer Chettinad, Mushroom Chettinad, and Chettinad Vegetable Curry.

We loved this chutney which was a superb accompaniment for Mallige Idlis.

This recipe for Chettinad style Tomato Chutney is adapted from the popular blog Sailu's Kitchen.

  • Large Tomatoes, 2
  • Onion, 1
  • Chana dal, (Bengal Gram), 1 and 1/2 tbsp.
  • Byadgi Red Chillies, 2
  • Green Chilly, 1
  • Ginger, 1/2 ", finely chopped
  • 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

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.

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