February 22, 2010

Chettinad Onion Tomato Chutney ~ SpotlightBlog Recipe

Here comes the last recipe from this month's spotlightblog, Shoba's Anubhavti. The  fourth recipe I tried is a creamy, delicious chettinad chutney. I could eat spoonfuls of the chutney all by itself. It was that tempting.With out many ingredients in the list, with just few tomatoes and onions, and urad dal for the texture and red chilly for heat, you get a simple chutney. Don't forget to add the coconut milk which is the star ingredient, that takes this otherwise ordinary chutney to the next level.


You need

Onion - 1 no

Ripe tomatoes - 3 nos

Red chillies - 3 nos

Light coconut milk. - 3 tblspn


Curry Leaves.


Oil - 2 tspn
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Urad Dhal - 1 tspn
Curry Leaves.


Chop onions and tomatoes and keep it aside. Heat a kadai with the 2 teaspoons of  oil.  When hot add mustard seeds and wait for it to crackle. Add urad dal, red chillies and curry leaves. Saute for few seconds and add onion and suate till they turn pink. Add chopped tomatoes and salt and continue till the tomatoes are well cooked and left with less moisture.  Grind all the ingredients together till smooth. Add coconut milk and blend well.  I mixed half a tablespoon of coconut milk powder in 2 tblspoon of warm water.

The creamy chuntey with a slight hint of sweetness from the coconut milk is an excellent side for dosa/idli. It makes good sandwich spread too.


Shoba, I enjoyed the virtual tour of your kitchen, selecting recipes. And from next Monday, its another blog  on the spotlight.


  1. Very innovative chutney!! looks so delicious and inviting..

  2. Looks yum, coconut milk must it taste delicious.

  3. love to have it with hot and soft iddlis.. :) nice click.. :)

  4. Adding coconut milk sounds really interesting, very delicious chutney..

  5. That looks so so creamy, just want to scoop it up with something :-)

  6. Hi J,

    the chettinad chutney does look yum and creamy...thanks for spotlighting my blogsite all of this mmonth...


  7. Adding coconut milk is quiet different for chutney!

  8. adding coconut milk is something new to me..looks delicious..

  9. Coconut milk in chutney??? Must try that out....

  10. That will be really flavorful with coconut milk,sure will be tasting awesome!

  11. cant imagine hw it tastes..really rich chutney


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