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5 from 18 votes

Tomato Chutney For Dosa

With a spicy and creamy option such as Tomato chutney, your taste buds will come alive and soon enough you will be craving for more. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan
Allergen: Dairy free, Peanut free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 5
Calories: 47kcal


  • 3 Tomatoes or 1 can tomatoes 14.5 fl oz
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoon chana dal - split chickpeas
  • 2 teaspoon urad dal- split black gram
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ inch ginger optional
  • 1 tablespoon oil

For tempering/Tadka


  • Place a pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil. When the oil is heating add chana dal. Saute until it turns golden.
    2 tablespoon chana dal - split chickpeas
  • Add urad dal/split black gram, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and saute until you get a nice aroma. (40 seconds)
    2 teaspoon urad dal- split black gram, 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Add the chopped onions and saute them until translucent.
    1 onion chopped
  • Add the small piece of ginger, chopped tomatoes and continue to saute for a minute.
    ¼ inch ginger, 3 Tomatoes or 1 can tomatoes
  • After the tomatoes appear softened, add salt, red chili, and turmeric powder. Saute for about 3 mins and you will notice that all the water content from the tomatoes has evaporated. At this point, switch off the heat and let it cool.
    ½ teaspoon chili powder, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, Salt to taste
  • Once it cools down to room temperature, blend them into a smooth chutney consistency.
  • Prepare the tempering/tadka - In a small pan, saute mustard seeds and curry leaves in 1 teaspoon of oil. When they start to splutter, add curry leaves. Add this tempering to the tomato chutney.
    1 teaspoon Mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil, 1 Strand of curry leaves



  • Tempering is optional for the chutney because it's already flavored with several spices.
  • Use canned tomatoes instead of fresh ones to get a consistent taste and a thicker chutney.


Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg