Recipe Of The Week: Tomato Chutney


This is yet again, another family recipe that is always a winner! In Summer, I don’t feel like eating meat as much as much as I enjoy sabzi daal (veggies and lentils) and that is why you keep seeing vegetarian recipes these days on my blog.

My mum used to make it quite regularly, as me and my brother were very picky eaters when it came to eating our veggies.. and tomato was just one of the very few, on our ‘CAN eat’ list. Tomato is a fruit , one would argue…Well, tomato is technically the fruit of the tomato plant, but it’s used as a vegetable in cooking. So we counted it as a veggie! 🙂

This one is super easy to cook and goes so perfectly with Daal Chawal (lentils and rice). Another simple and yum veggie meal.


Tomato Chutney

Serves 2-3 persons


  • 1 Kilogram Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 Medium Onions (sliced)
  • 1 tsp. Cumin  (Zeera)
  • 1 tsp. Nigella /Black Seeds (Kalonji)
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2-3 tbsp Oil
  • 7-8 Curry Leaves (or a stem with leaves.. I dry and store them, but of course fresh is better)
  • 4-5 Green Chilies
  • 2 tbsp. Coriander Leaves (chopped)
  • 1 Boiled Egg (for garnish)


  1. Fry onions till they turn a little translucent/pink in color.tomato1
  2. Add zeera, kalonji and fry a little and then add the chopped tomatoes and salt.tomato2
  3. Cover it and cook on low heat. The tomatoes will cook in its own water – DO NOT add any extra water.
  4. When the tomato gravy starts drying, add curry leaves and the whole green chillies to it.tomato3
  5. Keep cooking on low -medium flame till the oil starts to come up. Then add the chopped coriander leaves.tomato4
  6. Garnish with egg slices and some more coriander.tomato7

Serve with anything at all! Its absolutely yum – a lil tangy.. a lil sweet!


Isn’t it a super easy recipe? I love to have it with chapati and Masoor ki daal .. 



Doesn’t it look tempting?? (that is thanks to my new camera lens, that I bought for food photography and I must say, am very happy with the results! )

Give it a try and let me know how it turns out!

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