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Recipe to make Jain Tomato Chutney

posted 2 Jan 2013, 07:35 by R A   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 07:41 ]
Red Tomatoes - 6 to 8 nos
Red Chillies - 4 or 5
Asafodeita - 1/4 tsp
Bengal Gram Dal - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Oil - 2 tsp
Grated Coconut - 2 to 4 tbsp (optional)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - few nos

How to make it:
Cut tomatoes into fine pieces. In a pan heat oil and fry the red chillies. Add bengal gram dhal and saute till it becomes golden brown in colour (the flame should be low). Add tomatoes, turmeric powder and asafodeita. Keep stirring the tomatoes till they become soft. Remove from flame and let it cool. 

Grind it with coconut and salt. 

Temper it with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves in a tbsp of oil.

This goes well with Idly, Dosa, Oothappam, Idiyappam and chappati.