Madras Tomato Chutney

Ingredients:

• 1 – Large Onion (chopped)
• 2 – Large Tomatoes (chopped)
• 2-3 – Garlic pods (chopped)
• 3/4 tsp – Red Chilli powder
• 2 tbsp – Tamarind extract (juice)
• Vanaspati or Oil as required
• Salt to taste
• For Seasoning:
• 8-10 – Curry leaves
• 1/4 tsp – Mustard Seeds
• A pinch of Asafoetida powder

Method:

  1. Fry the chopped onions in oil till translucent.
  2. Add the garlic pods and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes are cooked and mashed.
  4. Add chilli powder/ salt and stir for 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from fire and allow it to cool.
  6. Then grind this cooked mixture to a fine paste.
  7. To garnish –
  8. Heat Vanaspati or oil in the same Kadai.
  9. Add the mustard seeds.
  10. After the seeds splutter, add the curry leaves and asafetida.
  11. Allow 1/2 minute to saute, add the ground paste and stir fry for 3 minutes.
  12. The chutney is now ready to be served.

Recipe courtesy of Rajsekar & Meera