Tomato Chutney (With No Onion And No Garlic ) South Indian Style Tomato Chutney

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Chutney is one of the important accompaniment in Indian food. There are many versions of tomato chutney but today I am sharing quick and easy no onion, no garlic South Indian style tomato chutney that goes well idli, dosa , parathas actually with anything and everything. Best part of it is you can make it in big batches, store it in a fridge and use it throughout the week. I hope you will try this versatile chutney and share your feedback. Recipe credits goes to my masi, she was so kind to make this delicious chutney n number of times for all of us during her recent stay with us. Love and Hugs to you Masi 🙂 Lets see how to make no onion, no garlic (South Indian style) tomato chutney also known as Thakkali Chutney in Tamil.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3


  • 4 big size – ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon – urad dal split black gram
  • 1.5 teaspoon – channa dal bengal gram
  • 4-5 – dry red chili
  • Few curry leaves
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • lemon sized – tamarind
  • 2 teaspoon – cooking oil
  • Salt
  • For tempering – 1 teaspoon – cooking oil
  • 1.5 teaspoon – mustard seeds
  • Few curry leaves


  • Wash and cut the tomatoes into small pieces, keep aside OR Wash and slit the tomatoes and cook in microwave for 4-5 minutes.If you are using microwave method, peel the tomatoes and blend it .
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil, add mustard seeds , when it splutters add urad dal, channa dal, dry red chilies ,curry leaves, asafoetida , Saute for few minutes till the lentils turn golden brown.
  • Once the dal turns golden brown, add tamarind and sauce till the raw smell of tamarind goes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes OR the tomato puree and little salt. Cook until the raw smell goes and oil separates.
  • Switch off the flame and allow it too cool. Transfer it to mixer and grid it to smooth paste.Add water if required.
  • Finally temper it with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Your tomato chutney is ready to serve.
  • Serve it with idli, dosa, vada , pakodas and parathas or rice.

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