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tomato chutney

Tomato Chutney Recipe

Tomato chutney - is a spicy and tangy, delicious recipe in Andhra style. This Tomato pachadi pairs well with south Indian breakfast dishes like dosa, idli and even goes well with rice too.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: chutney
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Pavani


  • Tomatoes -5 to 6 (medium size) chopped
  • Chopped onions - 1 medium
  • Green chillies - 5 to 6
  • Cumin seeds-1Tsp
  • Coriander Seeds-1Tsp
  • Garlic pods- 3 to 4
  • Red chilli powder-1Tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1Tsp
  • Mustard seeds +urad dal - ½Tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 to 3 Tbs


  • Heat a pan with oil, once it is hot add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, curry leaves and garlic pods. sauté well for few minutes.
  • Next, add chopped onions and green chillies. Fry for few minutes or until onions turns their colour slightly.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and salt. Sauté for 5 to 6 minutes on medium flame.
  • Now cover and cook the tomatoes on medium flame or until tomatoes becomes soft and mushy.
  • Once tomatoes are cooked nicely, add coriander leaves and red chilli powder. Mix well and sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes. Switch off the heat and allow the mixture to cool.
  • Then transfer the mixture into a mixie jar and grind into a coarse paste and transfer to a bowl.
  • Next heat a small pan with 2tsp of oil. Add mustard seeds and urad dal and allow them to crackle.
  • Mix the tempering into the tomato chutney well.



  • Adjust the green chillies according to your taste
  • You can adjust the spices according to your taste
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