Saturday 20 March 2010

Tomato Chutney / Chutney aux tomates



I don’t think the word “Chutney" needs any big introductions, (jolly for all those lazy readers, lol ) will try to keep that short :)

In old days & even now in many houses, Indian Chutneys (I precise “Indian” because nowadays we find derived forms of chutneys all around the world and adapted in different manners according to their culture ) are ground exclusively with a mortar and pestle made out of stone called as “ Ammikkal” in Tamil which seems to enhance the natural flavors of the ingredients…My grandma had one and I have one in India too but it was too heavy to bring it here :( but still I'm pestering my sweetheart J to let me bring one through the ship ...... huh, God only knows when that Day D would come.....
Chutneys are flavoured in different ways like they range from mild to very hot, smooth to chunky and vary in the amount of sweetness and sourness. Some chutneys are raw while others are cooked, and different ingredients like vegetables, fruits, spices & herbs, nuts & seeds or pulses are used according to each region in India, like it all depends on the ingredients grown in each region and according to the seasons in India.
Well, this is a basic and easy tomato chutney flavored with garlic and coriander leaves adapted to the availability of the ingredients in my city here lol

Ingredients /Ingrédients:
4 Dry Red chilies/ 4 piments rouges séchés
3 tomatoes, quartered / 3 tomates coupées en quartiers
5 garlic cloves, peeled / 5 gousses d’ail pelées
A sprig of curry leaves / une branche de feuilles de curry
3 coriander sprigs / 3 branches de coriandre
Salt / Sel
4 tbsp oil / 4 cuillères à soupe d’huile

Method / La Méthode:

Heat the oil and fry the red chilies on medium flame / Faites Chauffer l’ huile dans une poêle. Ajouter les piments rouges et faites rissoler au feu moyen.

Add the tomatoes, garlic and curry leaves and stir fry on high flame for a couple of minutes / Ajouter les tomates, l’ail et les feuilles de curry et faire sauter à feu vif pendant 2 ou 3 minutes.

Add the coriander leaves and salt and switch off the flame / Ajouter les feuilles de coriandre, saler et éteindre le feu.

Let it come to room temperature, grind to a fine paste without adding water and serve it warm/ Laisser la mélange tiédir; Broyer le tout sans ajouter d’eau pour obtenir une pâte fine et servir tiède.

PS:

You may temper it if you want, in that case: heat a tbsp of oil separately and splutter some mustard seeds, black gram dhal and curry leaves, a pinch of asafetida and pour it over the ground mixture /
Vous pouvez aussi garnir le tout en faisant un tadka : faites chauffer une c. à soupe d'huile séparément dans une petite poêle et en faire craquer quelques graines de moutarde, des feuilles de curry, quelques graines d’ haricots Urd / Urad dhal, une pinçée d'Asa foetida  et verser sur le mélange broyé.

This chutney goes well with Chapatis/ Dosa /Idli Ce chutney se marie bien avec les Chapatis/ Dosa / Idli ou d' autres plats de votre choix

Have a nice week end / Bon Week end à tous !!! Cheers!!!

51 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious chutney..i love tomato chutney

Aruna Manikandan said...

yummy chutney...

Love to have with hot Idli'c

TREAT AND TRICK said...

This is so simple yet delicious, great picture too, thanks for sharing dear....

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely click and thats a yummy chutney,i usually make tomato chutney for dosa...just love it,will surely try your way too

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Beautiful step by step click with spicy chutney...

Vrinda said...

Chutney look so rich and creamy...would be gr8 with any kind of dosa...

Pavithra said...

Wow looks so tempting .. perfect for the southindian delicacies. I always adore ur stills. Stunning !!!!!

Padhu said...

Fantastic and easy chutney which goes well with many breakfast items.Photos are very beautiful.

Jagruti said...

Beautiful and tasty chutney!!

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

J'avoue que jusqu'à présent, j'ai toujours acheté mes chutneys. Il serait peut-être temps que j'en fasse.
A bientôt.

Priya said...

Thats my favourite chutney...goes awesome with hot dosas..

PranisKitchen said...

its best with idli and dosa..One of our favorite chutneys...
Like ur presentation..

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey that looks so yummy and beautifully clicked...I too have to post a tomato chutney..this one is delicious..

Swathi said...

vinola,

Tomato chutney is the one i like to have with my dosai other than mulagapodi. i love the color and tasty. yours looks really yummy.

SathyaSridhar said...

Vinola,,tomato chutney looks delicious and perfect side for idli,,,close up view making mouthwatering,,,thanks for sharing dear,,take care n keep smiling,,

Fimère said...

j'ai qu'une seule envie c'est de plonger un morceau de galette et savourer la belle texture
ça ne peut être qu'un bonheur
bonne journée

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so good!

kitchen queen said...

yum dosa and yum chutney.keep some for me.

simply.food said...

This chutney looks delicious and I love the creamy texture.
C'est tres bien. :)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Spicy tomato chutney looks divine. Hey, did I mention I tried one of your recipes and it came out sooo sooo good? It did and I took some pictures of it too. :). I will post about it in a dozen days or so if thats okay with you.

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vineetha said...

Hi dear..
Chutney looks perfect.
Getting inspirartion from you I tried chicken 65 from Ushnish ji's blog and it came out really well.I posted abt it in my blog.Pls check it out when u get time.

? said...

Loved this post! Yes, the Ammikallu was perfect for smooth chutney's; unlike the blender's they really grind the ingredients! Perhaps you could really find the North-Indian style, pink sandstone grinders in international markets? Though am snooty about the South Indian grey granite, this works well too! :-D They are about the size of an A4 sheet and have a triangle shape on one end. The smaller stone is also shaped like a squat triangle!

Gita said...

Oooh tomato chutney with crispy dosas...the ultimate yummy combination :) I too make tomato chutney often, even for chapathis, my preparation is almost similar to yours except that I add some onions also...next time I'll try your version...everything looks so tempting :)

Meena said...

Love the tomato chutney...ur space is awesome...very eyecatching...will be back soon to check out more!!!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Absolutely loved ur chutney. True chutneys and thogaiyals taste a lot better if ground in ammikal. Cannot even see one in anybody's house of late. Would hunt for a handy one on my next visit to Chennai and would be too happy to send u one too :):)

Padma said...

Simple and delicious chutney...nice click too :)

Parita said...

Nobody requires intro to chutneys! Its part and parcle of our cooking :D Never tried tomato chutney before, looks very tasty!

kamala said...

Lovely side dish match with idli and dosa i use to grind it little coarse paste.

Latha said...

Lovely chutney. Beautiful clicks.

Ammu said...

Looks delicious. Wonderful clicks too.

Siddhi S said...

wow nice n simple chutney...looks delicious...lovely pics

Tina said...

Creamy nd yummy chutney...

ganga said...

pls collecr ur award from my blog dear

Soma Pradhan said...

i am feeling so hungry seeing all this pictures..

Gulmohar said...

One of my fav..awesome clicks, Vinolia..
That's so true. Still my mom use ammikkallu for making chutneys and the taste is unbeatable :-)

Sarah Naveen said...

so creamy and yummy!!...gotta try this...

Aparna S Mallya said...

looks creamy and delicious. i'm sure it will go well with any dosa.

Nostalgia said...

Scrummy! Such a beautiful chutney.

Suma Rajesh said...

woo such a simple and awesome chutney..will try 4 sure :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

please do collect ur gift from my blog

Preety said...

tomato chutney looks amazing ..love to have it with dosa

SathyaSridhar said...

Vino,, did u posted any recipes now. it's not showing dear.

SathyaSridhar said...

Unmaiya sonnenga,,veetukaaroeda samayal naalae superrr thaan,,, 24 hrs ungallu pathalainna neenga rombha busy beee apram rombha arivaali ya iruppeenga.

Viki's Kitchen said...

thakkali chutney yum dosai yum super combination pa. ammiyil araithaley taste thani thaan:) wish you get that ammi soon. Chutney looks perfect da.

N S said...

Chutney looks excellent. Please collect your awards at my blog.

Sashi said...

Tomato Chutney is all time fav with dosa and idili. I know how do they taste.. wish you good luck for getting ur ammikkal soon.

Sara's Corner said...

Yummy Chutney. Do collect your awards from my blog.

Usha said...

Love this simple and yum chutney ! Perfect for dosai or rotis :-)

Madhavi said...

yummy yummy chutney
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Rohini said...

Man I am a sucker for any type of chutney and I agree with you, it tastes best when ground with a ammikal..
As you know, I was off the blogging for a month due to my German course, and now I am back.. I'll catch up all your posts soon :)
And oh, just noticed that you have a French version of recipes too... Great!!!

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