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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

My mom makes a tomato garlic chutney that goes well with parathas and chapati. This recipe is also a similar one, sent by a reader Aby senthil, who had already sent me the beetroot pulao recipe I posted earlier. This was sent by her long time back, today I tried for our breakfast and thought of blogging too. This is a spicy and garlic flavored tomato based chutney without onion. Goes well with idli and dosa and can be made easily. tomato-garlic-chutney-recipe

Tomato garlic chutney recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Side dish
Prep Time2 mins     |  Cook time: 10 mins     Serves: 2


Tomato – 2

Garlic – 8 flakes

Red chilli – 8

Salt as needed

To temper

Sesame oil – 2 tblsp

Mustard – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – few


  1. Peel garlic, chop tomato roughly and grind both with red chillies and salt to a smooth paste without any water.
  2. 1-grind
  3. In a kadai, heat oil, temper with mustard, curry leaves and pour the ground paste.
  4. 2-temper
  5. It may splutter, so be careful as you pour and cook covered in medium flame for 4 minutes or until the garlic smell is fragrant and oil separates.
  6. 3-ready


    • I used small variety garlic, so if you use big  variety, reduce to 4.
    • Tomato should be red ripe for best taste and colour.
    • Red chillies must be added as mentioned to balance the tanginess of tomato.

Serve with hot idli or dosa. If you want you can top with sesame oil. 

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  1. Wow.. The color and texture of the chutney is awesome... Easy to cook

  2. Can we do with garlic paste or without garlic? Will it taste same?

    1. Fresh garlic will taste best, you can try paste though. Without garlic, it will be very plain as this is a main ingredient.

  3. Nice color and looks delicious

  4. lovely colour chutney, looks yummy

  5. looks yummy and mouth watering.. tomato chutney is one of my all time fav

  6. Really very nice... I loved it.. I served to my friend also.. She also loved it.. Keep posting.. Thank you so much

  7. I m craving for this.....in fact for all of your recipes....keep up the good work☆

  8. Hi - am linking this recipe on my blog - very close to my own recipe. Beautifully written by you - am drooling already!

  9. Can i know the shelf life of this chutney

    1. You have to consume within the day, maximum next day in fridge.


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