Hotel Style Tomato Onion Chutney

 Hotel Style Tomato Onion Chutney 

Hotel Style tomato onion chutney

The hotel style tomato onion chutney also known as Kara chutney is a flavourful healthy chutney or condiment variety made with onions and ripe tomatoes along with spices.This chutney is a perfect accompaniment to various Indian dishes, such as idli, dosa, Pongal,vada, chapati etc. as it adds a tangy and spicy flavor that complements the main dish.

To prepare this chutney, all you need is a handful of ingredients that are easily available at home . The recipe calls for chopped onions and tomatoes, a blend of spices, and a touch of sugar to balance out the flavors. This recipe is versatile and can be easily customized to suit your preferences. To enhance the texture of the chutney, you can also add some grated coconut and peanuts but I have not added in this recipe.

The cooking process for the Hotel Style Tomato Onion Chutney or Kara chutney is straightforward and takes only a few minutes. First, sauté the Bengal gram dal, red chillies, ginger, garlic,onions until golden brown in a pan. Then add the chopped tomatoes and cook them until they are soft and pulpy. The spices are then added to the mix, and the chutney is cooked for a few more minutes. Finally, the sugar is added to balance out the flavors, and the chutney is cooled and ground to fine paste without adding any water .Then again it is tempered and cooked for few more minutes to get thick paste consistency.

One of the best things about the Hotel Style Tomato Onion Chutney is its versatility. It can also be served as a dip with a variety of snacks, such as samosas or pakoras or spread it on to a bread and toast it. The chutney offers a balance of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

The Hotel Style Tomato Onion Chutney is a must-have recipe for any who is short on time but still wants to enjoy flavorful and healthy meals. The recipe is easy to prepare, versatile, and can be customized to suit your preferences. This chutney is a perfect accompaniment to various Indian dishes, and it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next breakfast/dinner party or potluck. Give this recipe a try, and you won't be disappointed!

Ingredients -

Tomato -2 nos chopped 
Onion -2 nos chopped 
Garlic -4-6 nos (along with skin )
Ginger -1 inch piece chopped 
Red chillies -6 nos
Bengal gram dal -1 Tsp 
Urad dal-1 Tsp 
Mustard seeds -1/2 Tsp 
Turmeric powder -1/8-1/4 Tsp 
Asafoetida -1/8 Tsp
Tamarind  - small gooseberry sized
Salt to taste 
Sugar-1/8-1/4 Tsp 
Curry leaves  -few
Oil -2-3 Tsps

Recipe Video 


👉Heat 2 Tsps of oil in a pan add Bengal gram dal and sauté for few seconds then add red chillies, curry leaves, garlic, ginger, onions, sauté well until its light golden brown colour ,now add tomatoes,tamarind, turmeric powder, required salt and little sugar and sauté well until they are well cooked and mushy.

👉Transfer to a mixie jar and allow it to cool. 

👉Grind to fine paste without adding water.

👉Now again heat a Tsp of oil in the same pan add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, asafoetida and allow it to splutter to this add the ground paste and little water and allow the mixture to boil until it thickens to desired consistency.

👉Switch off the gas and serve with idli, dosa,Pongal etc..

Preparation time-20 mins

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