Tomato Kara Chutney

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Tomato Kara Chutney

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 3 servings


  • high speed blender


  • 3 Large Tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium sized Onion
  • 4-5 Dry red chillies Adjust to spice level
  • Salt As required
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 3 tbsp Peanut oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seed powder


  • To a blender, add the tomatoes, roughly chopped onions, salt, dry red chillies and blend to almost smooth blend.
  • Heat a deep pot with a lid or a kadai, and add oil to it and once hot, add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle fully, add the cumin and fennel seeds and allow it to sizzle for a couple of seconds.
  • Quickly add the blended onion and tomato mixture, turmeric powder, fennel seed powder. Once you add it will bubble so keep it covered and cook for 5 - 10 mins on medium flame.
  • Open the lid and give it a stir and cook for 5 more minutes. The chutney will be brighter in red and not very thin not too thick.
  • Serve it hot over idles or dosa and enjoy !!!
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