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Karam Chutney
Karam Chutney | How to make tomato chutney
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Karam Chutney is one of the most commonly used item as a side dish for idly and dosa. I learned this recipe from my Amma. This is my all-time favourite chutney. This chutney will be a little spicy but you can adjust the spices according to your taste. It is very simple and easy chutney that you can prepare in 20 minutes.
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: Andhra, Indian
Keyword: Karam Chutney, tomato chutney
Servings: 4 People
Author: Pavani
  • Tomato's-2 medium
  • Onion-1large
  • Red chilli powder-1tsp
  • Chopped garlic-1tsp
  • Tamarind-a piece
  • Coriander leaves
  • Jeera/cumin seeds-1tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil-3 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds -1/2tsp
  • Split urddal -1tsp
  • curry leaves
  • Oil-2tbsp
  1. Clean and chop tomatoes, onion and coriander leaves finely

  2. Heat a pan with oil, add jeera, once they splutter add onions and fry them till they turn the brown colour
  3. Add tomatoes, coriander leaves, chopped garlic, turmeric and tamarind. Fry them all till tomatoes get soft
  4. Then allow it cool, add red chilli powder, salt and run it in the mixer only 1 round. 
  5. Transfer into a bowl
  6. Heat a small pan with oil, add mustard , urad dal. When they crackle add curry leaves and immediately switch off the flame. Transfer it on to chutney
  7. Enjoy this tasty and delicious Karam chutney with Idly/Dosa