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5 from 7 votes
Tomato chutney with onion and garlic
Tomato chutney with onion and garlic
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins

A delicious mouthwatering relish made with tomatoes, onion , garlic and spices and a great accompaniment to many breakfast items.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: onion tomato garlic chutney, south indian onion tomato chutney, tomato chutney, tomato chutney with onion and garlic
  • 5 medium sized tomatoes If using cherry tomatoes, use equivalent of that
  • 4 large garlic pods chopped
  • ½ medium sized red onion finely chopped
  • 4-5 shallots halved
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste canned
  • 2 red chillies dried
  • 4 tsp Kashnmiri Chilly powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 stalk curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
For Tempering
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 red chillies dried
  • ¼ tsp urad dal (split black gram )
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. In a thick bottomed pan, heat oil .Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.

  2. Add curry leaves and dried red chillies.

  3. Add garlic and sautee for a while.

  4. Add onions and shallots and fry them for about 5 minutes.

  5. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and sugar.Sautee fro 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. Add chopped tomatoes , sautee.Cook covered for about 10 minutes .

  7. After a while , the water will evaporate .Keep cooking till it leaves oil from the sides.

  8. Add in the tomato paste and mix it well.

  9. Cool the mixture and grind it to a fine paste.

For tempering (optional)
  1. Heat oil in a pan.

  2. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.

  3. Add dried red chillies, split black gram, and curry leaves.

  4. Add this to the ground paste.

  5. Tomato chutney is ready to be served.