A sweet and spicy tomato chutney straight from the kitchens of Tamil Nadu.
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 2 tsp urad dal (black gram dal)
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 7-8 tomatoes , diced
- 2 small onions , diced
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- 2 green chile peppers like serrano or jalapeno, minced. Deseed for less heat or use just one.
- 2 tsp curry powder
- ½ tsp turmeric (optional)
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp jaggery (unrefined Indian sugar, available in Indian grocery stores. You can leave this out, but I love the slight sweetness it adds to the dish)
- Salt to taste
- 2-3 tbsp cilantro (for garnish)
In a skillet, heat the oil.
Add the mustard seeds and blackgram dal. When the seeds sputter and the dal turns
lightly golden, add the onions and green chilies and stir for a minute.
Add the tomatoes, the sambar powder, the turmeric, and the curry leaves.
Stir well. The tomatoes will almost immediately start expressing their juices. Allow them to cook on medium-low heat for as long as it takes for most--but not all-- of the juices to evaporate. The tomatoes should have broken down completely.
Add the jaggery and salt to taste. Cook for another minute, stirring.
Add the coriander and turn off the heat.
Enjoy hot with some chapatis or rotis or with sambar and rice.
Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 918IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg