Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe | Onion Tomato Thokku


Milagai Chutney , Onion Tomato Thokku

Onion Tomato Chutney is most popular side dish for any breakfast in south india. It can be cooked either by grinding or without grinding. This is my favorite chutney which we dont grind, its a excellent combo for vellai paniyaram, idly, dosa, vada, chappathi etc. This chutney is famous in madurai and surrounding places and its served as sidedish for idly and dosa in many restaurants.The tangyness and spiceness in this recipe is a excellent accompaniment for anything bland. Its a tomato dominating recipe. Try this, you would definetly love it.

There are lot of health benefits in Tomato, it is a good source of Vitamin A, C, K, folate, calcium and potassium. Tomatoes are naturally low in sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories.Due to all these vitamins tomatoes are good for skin,hair, eyes,heart and it helps to maintain strong bone. Vitamin A ,C and beta-carotene in tomato works as antioxidant to neutralize the harmful free radicals in the blood.Free radicals in the blood stream are dangerous because it may lead to cell damage. Remember, the redder the tomato you eat is, the more beta-carotene it contains.Adding tomatoes without seeds to your diet will reduce the risk of kidney stones. 

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Onion Tomato Chutney | Onion Tomato Thokku

Recipe Cuisine: Chettinad |  Recipe Category: Chutney
Prep Time:  10 minutes    |  Cook time: 15 minutes     |  Serves: 4 


TOMATO – 4 NOS
ONION – 2 NOS
CHILLI POWDER– 1 TBLSPN
TURMERIC POWDER – ¼ TSPN
GARLIC – 5 NOS
SALT - TO TASTE

TEMPERING

GINGELLY OIL OR COOKING OIL – 2 TBLSPN
MUSTARD – ¼ TSPN
CUMIN SEED – ¼ TSPN
CURRY LEAVES – FEW
CORIANDER LEAVES - FEW
ASAFOETIDA  – TWO PINCH (OPTIONAL)


METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1. Add oil to pan, add mustard seed to the hot oil wait till it splutters, then add cumin seeds, urid dal, asafoetida and curry leaves. Then add chopped garlic to it wait until you get a golden glaze


Milagai Chutney , Onion Tomato Thokku


Milagai Chutney , Onion Tomato Thokku

2.Now add finely chopped onion to it and saute until it becomes translucent and then add finely chopped tomato to it
Milagai Chutney , Onion Tomato Thokku

3.When the tomato becomes mushy, add salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder mix it well. Saute for 2 mins and then add ¼ cup of water to it. Adding water immediately after two mins is to avoid the burning of the powders.
I have added Sambar powder, instead of Red chilli powder. You can combine and add chilli and dhania powder also.
Milagai chutney , Onion Tomato Thokku

4.Cover it and cook it for 6 to 7 minutes in medium flame till the raw flavor is gone and oil separates from the chutney. Garnish it with coriander, now its ready to be served.


Milagai Chutney , Onion Tomato Thokku

Note:
  • If you garnish with coriander leaves you will get a nice flavor, so try to add it
  • You can use this side dish for any breakfast as it is tangy and spicy. You can add more chilli powder if you prefer more spicy.
  • If you dont like garlic you can ignore it but it adds to the taste

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