Sunday, August 4, 2013

Tomato Onion Chutney | Side dish for Idli Dosa

When asked "What side dish shall I make for Dosa?", Tomato chutney will be the first reply from DH. Since I almost never run out of onions and tomatoes, this chutney is pretty easy to make and is very tasty. I added a red bell pepper to increase the veggie quotient and hey, Red bell peppers are a storehouse of Vitamin C and antioxidants. So Easy-to-make - check, Tasty - check, Healthy - check!

Cooking Time - 30 mins
Onion - 1 - approx 1 cup cubed
Tomato - 4 - medium sized
Red bell pepper - 1 - cubed (optional)
Red chillies - 4
Garlic - 3 cloves
Oil - 2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a few

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadai and fry the red chillies, onions and garlic cloves until the onions are three-fourth cooked. Add the cubed red bell pepper (if using) and fry for about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and allow it to cool. In the same kadai heat the remaining oil and fry the tomatoes with a pinch of salt until mushy. Allow it to cool. Blend the onion mixture until smooth. Now add the tomatoes with salt and blend again. Transfer to a serving bowl. Heat 1 tsp of oil and splutter the ingredients for tempering. Pour the tempering over the chutney and serve for idli, dosa or as a spread for bread. It is also a great dip for celery sticks or bell pepper strips.

I am linking this up to Vardhini's Dish It Out happening in my space and also linking this to Srivalli's Summer Special Mela.


  1. wow my fav chutney :) looks so delicious and tempting dear :)love the addition of red bell pepper :)

  2. This is not so common side dish along with dosa. However it looks so delicious and mouthwatering. Excellent preparation.

  3. chutney looks so delicious..perfect side dish for idly..

  4. Your chutney looks finger licking good, yummmmm!

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  5. Delicious chutney for idli and dosa.

  6. Super tempting click Krithi..I love this chutney !

  7. New to ur Blog Krithi... lovely recipes :)
    and this chutney looks yuM!

  8. Thats's new, the bell pepper but sure worth the try. One of my fav chutneys and perfect as a condiment.

  9. Tempting and tangy chutney,comfort dish

  10. I am sure this will make the breakfast very interesting..


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