Google+ Yummy Food: Tomato Chutney

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tomato Chutney

Tomatoes are one of the world's most popular fruits. The French called it "the apple of love," the Germans "the apple of paradise." Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A, C and K. Tomatoes are known for its Lycopene content. Lycopene is a vital anti-oxidant that helps in the fight against cancerous cell formation as well as other kinds of health complications and diseases. Tomatoes contains higher amount of flavonoids which not only have antioxidant but anti-viral, anti-inflammatory properties too. Tomatoes also keep a good check on your cholesterol level and very effective in purifying the blood. Tomatoes have been shown to be helpful in reducing the risk of prostate cancer. There are many more amazing health benefits of this nature's goodies. Today Iam going to share with you a simple, spicy and tangy chutney with this awesome fruits. My way of indulging is mix up this flavourful chutney with hot boiled white rice with a hint of ghee. Oooooh my tastebuds are oozing.....

Tomato Chutney

INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 medium sized Tomatoes
  • 3-4 Green Chills, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • 1/4 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 2-3 springs fresh Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil

TEMPERING/TADKA/POPPU:

  • 1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds/Jeera
  • 1 dry Red chilli
  • 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and crushed with hand
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
Tomato Chutney

PREPERATION:
  • Cut the tomatoes into half and deseed them. Then chop them into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a kadai or thick bottom vessel and then add chopped tomato pieces, finely chopped green chillis, tamarind pulp, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Cover and cook on a low flame till tomato pieces get completely cooked (or smashed).
  • Leave it to cool. Once it gets cooled enough grind the mixture roughly and set aside.
  • Now add oil to kadai or thick bottom vessel and add the ingredients one by one listed under "Tempering".
  • When the curry leaves start to change color, turn off the heat and add this tempering to the above grind paste.
  • Last but not least add your 'love' to make the dish 'YUMMY'.

UPDATE : The first picture in this post is going to participate in splendid CLICK event hosted by Jai & Bee of Jugalbandi. CLICK is a monthly theme-based food photography event/contest. This month CLICK is luscious, hot, spicy and fiery RED.

58 comments:

sowmya said...

thats a yummy chutney recipe..looks nice,.

Kitchen Flavours said...

This is really very fast Sowmya. Thank you for dropping by..

vidhas said...

Delicious Tomato chutney, lubna, .Pictures are awesome.

Nazarina A said...

It is about 10.19 here still on Sunday. I had to make this huge birthday cake for someone ( three tiers) and just came from there.
What is it like in the future? ha! ha!
Your tomato chutney looks really good and spicy and I love the picture of it as well!

Varsha Vipins said...

Lovely curry Lubna..feels like pairing it wid some dosa..;)

Preety said...

i too love to have it with rice..nice clicks

LG said...

Lovely Click dear and also chutney looks delicious

Priya said...

Awesome picture...tempting chutney...i have something for u, check at my blog..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

that sure looks very yummy lubna.

Dershana said...

Lovely pictures of yummy tomato chutney.

notyet100 said...

u can send the click to JAIBEES CLICK RED EVENT,..CHUTNEY LOOKS YUM,..:-)

rekhas kitchen said...

beautiful pic lubna chutney looks so so mouthwatering

Natashya said...

I love chutney, and it is so expensive to buy jars of it.
Thanks for a great home recipe!

Jaishree said...

Chutney looks Delicious..Pictures are awesome

Ashwini said...

Beautiful pictures....Looks yummy..

Adlak's tiny world said...

hey i m making dosa for dinner but no chutney or sambar.. have only Dosa chilli powder...hm yrs is tempting me to pick for my bite.

Passionate About Baking said...

Fingerlicking good chutney...love the fiery colour!

Yasmeen said...

finger-licking good:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my fav. Looks so good. Nice recipe. YUM!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That looks really good! I love chutney!

Cheers,

Rosa

sra said...

what a coincidence! I made this today, exactly the same ingredients.

DEESHA said...

I love tomato chutney as well, nice click dear ..

Happy cook said...

Yummy yumm chutney.
Delicous.

Lore said...

Delicious! This is the second tomato chutney I stumbled upon today, it MUST be a sign ;)

Arundhuti said...

Lovely tomato chutney. The one I prepare is slightly different from yours. Do check out my version here sometime.

Ramya Bala said...

mmm...YUMMY :)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Ok I think I need a piece of toast now!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Cool picture:)
Sounds mouthwatering!

Gita's Kitchen said...

THe chutney looks so colorful..I usually dont add tamarind while making this chutney..will try out your tasty-looking chutney soon :)

Vibaas said...

Looks delicious.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank You Vidhas, Nazarina, Varsha, Preety, LG, Priya, Mahimaa, Dershana, Priyanka, Rekha, Natashya, Jaishree, Ashwini, Hema, Deeba, Yasmeen, Sukanya, Rosa, Sra, Deesha, Lore, Arundathi, Ramya, Clumbsy Cookie, Rak's Kitchen and Gita.

Vij said...

My most fav chutney! urs looks so yummy n tempting.

Faery said...

That looks sooo delicious, I love chutneys (with corn chips he he)
A nice surprise for you in my blog, please come see :)

Valarmathi said...

Beautiful picture. Good click. Easy and delicious recipe too:)

Vibaas said...

Have something for you, dear : http://vibaas-world.blogspot.com/2009/01/healthy-savory-toast.html

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank You Faery, Valarmathi and Vibaas.

Iam on my way Faery and Vibaas.

Sunanda said...

Congrats! There is an award for you in my blog. Click Here

Retno Prihadana said...

Hmm..yummy! and Good luck for the click event.

Indonesia-Eats said...

Lovely chutney... give a bit warm feeling in winter season of Canada. :)

Jo said...

Lovely recipe and I can only imagine how it'll taste .. must be great!

aquadaze said...

with rice and ghee, you said? wow...i making it for lunch tom!

Priti said...

Looks so gud..wow...this one is one of my fav too...

Sahaja said...

Awww...I loveeee tomato chutney....soo much so that once i ate whole 1 glass of cooked rice without knowing!! :P
Nice pic and great entry for the contest!

Elra said...

Never seen tomato chutney as visually appetizing as yours.
Cheers,
Elra

Soma said...

Thats one gorgeous picture. Love the spicy chutney too!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank You Sunanda, Retno, Indonesian-eats, Jo, Aquadaze, Priti, Sahaja, Elra and Soma.

Iam on my way Sunanda.

anudivya said...

What lovely picture! The picture says it all, just can't take my eyes off.

Ivy said...

Lovely chutney and it sounds so spicy and delicious.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you Ivy and AnuDivya.

sefa firdaus said...

Oh Lubna... I'm drooling here over your tomato chutney. If I'm recovered 100%, I'll give it a try.

By the way, thanks a lot for your kindness and wishes during my sickness. Hugs

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you Sefa.

May you have speedy recovery...

pigpigscorner said...

I love chutney! I've always wanted to make some!

Sahaja said...

heyyy made this and loveeeeeeeeeeed the taste.....its because of tamrind that gave a more tangy taste and i loved it :)
Thanks for the recipe Lubna!

Ramya said...

Tomato chutney - Simply Loving it, Lubna!

Click here for your award

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you Pigpigscorner, Sahaja and Ramya.

Homecooked said...

The chutney looks so yummy! Nice click.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank You Homecooked.

Anonymous said...

MY LIFE MOTOES ARE OM AND YUM.
Ganesha adds om to my life and a nice recipe like this adds yum to my life.thanks for nice blog nd recipes.ARROWWWW>>>>>>

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...