Friday, May 13, 2011

Tomato Chutney- Iyer Style

This recipe goes back to my college days from London. When I initially went there for studies, it was around the time of Vinayaka Chaviti (Ganesh Chaturthi). I was invited for dinner by one of the ladies. She was known as Iyer Akka. That's where I first had this kind of chutney. I absolutely fell in love with the taste and ever since I often make this at home. Thanks to the traditional recipes and Iyer Akka.My husband also loves this! 
Tomatoes: 1/2 kg
Green Chilies: 6 (increase or decrease this according to taste)
Cumin/Jeera: 1 tbsp
Oil: 2 tbsp

For Tempering:
Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp
Cumin: 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal: 1 tsp
Curry Leaves: 1 string
Hing: 1 pinch

  • Heat 1 tsp oil in big pan (enough to fit tomatoes) and add cumin and green chilies. Once chilies are roasted and softened a bit, remove from the pan to another small bowl. 
  • In the same pan add add the washed and chopped tomatoes and keep cooking until tomatoes are completely cooked. This will take some time considering you are cooking 1/2 kg of tomatoes.
  • After the tomatoes are completely cooked through, remove from the pan and cool it. 
  • After they are cool, transfer to a blender and add salt and also the fried cumin and green chilies from step 1. 
  • Blend them fine and transfer to a serving bowl. 
  • For tempering, take a small pan and heat oil. To the oil add everything under for tempering and stir for a few seconds until everything is well roasted. 
  • Add this to the tomato chutney. Also add salt for taste.
Enjoy with hot rice or even with any break fast item! 


    1. That is a lovely spicy chutney... thanks to u and Iyer akka for sharing:)

    2. Hi MAdhu how have you been. love this chutney recipe, i make it little differently and pair it with almost everything.

    3. Delicious and tangy chutney..authentic recipe dear..thanks for sharing

    4. Love this chutney .BTW moong dal rice should not be mushy .I have added 4 cups of water for 1 cup of rice as the rice I have used is very old and of good quality .(old rice needs more water )

    5. Hi Madhu
      Tomato chutney looks yummy! love it! Bookmarked this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    6. Nice chutney . And you said you make pickle out of ridge gourd , please share the recipe with us too.

    7. Yummy chutney,love with some crispy dosas for the sure..

    8. Looks fantastic ~ I could devour it all by itself :))
      US Masala

    9. Me like the Iyer Style - Make it the same way! YUM with idlis and pongal too

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    11. Infact i love any chutney....
      I get water in my mouth when i spell it...
      ur recipe is very yummy.....
      u have got very nice space...
      i'm happy follower of ur blog now plz visit my blog when time permits....

    12. Dear Madhu
      Howe are you? I like this recipe. In Bong chutney there is more sugar ( almost) than Tomato ha ha.
      I will give a try with extra hot chili.
      Have a nice weekend

    13. Yummy looking tomato chutney ... nice recipe!

    14. ty for sharing. no coconut chutney. book marked :)

    15. Hi Madhu, google network is not working today.
      will have 2 visit later and follow 2 will do the same..Have a great day!