Tomato Chutney

“Tomatoes are now eaten freely throughout the world, and their consumption is believed to benefit the heart among other things. Lycopene, one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, is present in tomatoes, and, especially when tomatoes are cooked, has been found beneficial in preventing Prostate cancer” ….thanks Wikipedia! Need we say more! Give your diet and your taste buds a toast with this Tomato Chutney.


Oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp

Channa Dal – 1 tsp

Urad Dal – 1 tsp

Curry Leaves – 1 sprig

Whole Red Chilies – 1-2 (optional)

Ginger – 1 tsp, grated

Onions – 1 small, chopped

Turmeric – 1/4 tsp

Asafoetida (Hing) – 1 pinch

Tomatoes – 5 large, diced

Salt – to taste

Sugar – 1/2 tsp

Green Chili – 1 (optional), finely chopped

Fresh Cilantro – 5 sprigs, finely chopped


  1. Heat Oil in a wok on medium to high heat.
  2. Once Oil is hot, add the Mustard Seeds and let them pop.
  3. Add the following in this order – Channa Dal, Urad Dal, Whole Red Chilies and Curry Leaves.
  4. Once the Dals are golden brown, add Turmeric, Asofoetida, Ginger, Onions and Green Chilies and Salt. Mix well.
  5. Let the Onions cook till they turn translucent.
  6. Add diced Tomatoes and more Salt. Mix well and allow it to cook covered, stirring ocassionally.
  7. Once the tomatoes appear cooked, uncover the wok and continue cooking till the juices of the tomatoes have been absorbed.
  8. Add Sugar and mix again.
  9. Cook for another few minutes, garnish with fresh Cilantro and serve.
  10. Serves 4


  1. You can use cans of Diced Tomatoes in place of fresh Tomatoes. For this recipe, use 3, 14.5oz cans to substitute for the 5 large tomatoes.
  2. This dish can be served with Chapatis, Paranthas or Dosas. It is also excellent as a filling in sandwiches or on toast for breakfast.
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27 thoughts on “Tomato Chutney

  1. Hi hetal and Anuja.
    I am really a big fan of you. I like your all recipe. Can you share tomato ketchup recipe with me.

  2. Hi Hetal and Anuja,First I like your always “Muskaan-Hasto chehro”…. I like your all the receipies. It’s all YUMMY and they are all simple and easy to follow.

    Thank you so much.

    Pravina from Leicester UK

  3. Hello My Dear Hetal and Anuja,

    I am trying most of the recipes shown by you, but when i tried idli sambhar by watching your way of cooking, i made it perfect my husband likes it , its taste so good.I download most of your recipes in my Mobile and when i want to make any of them I look up in my phone anytime.
    Thank you so much for all your recipes.


  4. Hello Ladies -really enjoying your contributions- one suggestion though, how about a Glossary/Dictionary page, for those of us expanding our horizons & trying Indian style cooking don’t know what Channa or Urad Dal or some other terms- it is a challenge to remember to put everything in parenthesis.Thank you again for the delicious recipes.

  5. Hi Anuja and Hetal,

    U two rock!
    I am a graduate student in California.I should admit that my cooking has improved a lot after trying ur recipes.
    Absolutely amazing!

    God Bless U!

    Keep it up!


  6. I feel you have a lot of good recipes and the home atmosphere in your videos tones down the seriousness of cooking.
    I have a suggestion: how about putting some time (in minutes) to prepare the dishes. This way one can even search if people want 15 min or 30 min recipes on your site.
    Thanks and keep up the good work.

  7. hi hetal n anuja
    i like ur recipes…..n i learned lot 4m u gays…
    can i get recipie of dal batti(rajasthani dish)
    coz m rajasthani..i know to cook a bit i want ur
    suggestions(or ur method:)) plzzzzzzzz…

  8. good recipe.

    The second time, i tried a variation and it tasted good too. Add some sambar powder while frying the onions.

  9. mmm…love tomato chutney…like your recipe

    i do a slight variation from step 7, where the whole stuff is converted into a blender and mixed together until smooth paste

  10. it was an good effort. Now thr’ watching ur videos my cooking is becoming the best. Thank u . Being in abroad i was missing almost all indian recipes which are mouth wattering.
    i request u to show me the video for making puris for paanipuri or even for the golgappa.
    i’ll be expecting the needed vidios..

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