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Simple Tomato Chutney / South Indian Tomato Pachadi (No Onion No Garlic)

VegCookBook by Praveena
South Indian Satvik style, No Onion No Garlic Tomato Chutney recipe, made using fresh tomatoes and 5 main ingredients. Recipe below has step wise pics and tips.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 3 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Accompaniment, chutney, Condiment, dip
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 1 cup


  • Frying pan / Sauce pan (for stove-top method)
  • Blender/Grinder/Mixie.


  • 3 count Fresh Tomatoes (medium size) 
  • teaspoons  Salt (or as per taste)
  • a handful  Fresh Coriander leaves / Cilantro
  • 8 count Dry Red Chillies
  • 6 count Fresh Green Chillies
  • 1 marble size  Dry Tamarind
  • ½ teaspoon  Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tablespoon  Whole Coriander Seeds / Dhaniya
  • teaspoon  Mustard Seeds / Aavalu
  • teaspoon Jeera / Whole Cumin Seeds
  • 1 pinch Hing / Inguva
  • 4 tablespoons Cooking Oil


Prep Work:

  • Gather all the ingredients at one place. Wash the tomatoes, cut each into 4 parts. Slit the green chillies length wise.


  • Put a frying pan on stove top over medium flame. Add oil (3 tablespoon) and let it heat.
    Then add all these>> dhaniya / coriander seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds/jeera, dry red chillies, slit green chillies, hing. Stir fry.
  • Switch the flame off, when the seeds turn golden in colour. Transfer all of this into a spice blender/grinder.
  • Put the pan back on stove, over medium flame.
    Add all these>> oil (1 tablespoon), turmeric powder, salt, tomato pieces, dry tamarind. Give a stir and immediately close with lid.
  • Switch the flame off, when the tomatoes become soft.
    Add the coriander leaves to the pan. Let everything cool.
  • Transfer even the fried tomatoes into the spice grinder.
    Use only PULSE mode, and grind everything to a coarse paste.
  • Transfer the chutney into a serving bowl. Done!! 


Please see the MAIN POST for step wise pics & RECIPE TIPS!
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