Green Tomato Chutney | Thakkali Kai Chutney

Green Tomato Chutney | Thakkali Kai Chutney 

Green Tomato Chutney

Green Tomato Chutney, also known as Thakkali Kai Chutney in Tamil, is a delicious and traditional South Indian chutney made with raw, unripe tomatoes. This chutney is a popular dish in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Telangana regions.

To make this flavorful chutney, you will need basic pantry staples along with the hero ingredient - raw, unripe green tomatoes. Begin by sautéing raw peanuts until they turn a light golden brown, then set them aside. Next, sauté small onions, garlic, green chilies, red chilies, and green tomatoes, grated coconut , tamarind and salt. Grind all the ingredients together into a fine paste consistency without adding any water. Finally, give the chutney a basic tempering and mix well.

This green tomato chutney pairs perfectly with idli, dosa, chapati, and even steamed rice.

For a step-by-step guide on how to make this delicious green tomato chutney or Thakkali Kai Chutney, refer to the instructions below.


Raw Green tomatoes-5-6 nos
Small onions-10-15 nos
Garlic (with skin)-4-6 nos
Peanut-1-2 Tbsps 
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Kashmiri red chillies-3 nos 
Green chilies-4-6 nos
Tamarind-a small goose berry sized
Salt to taste 
Grated coconut-2 Tbsps 
Curry leaves-few
Coriander leaves-handful 
Mustard seeds-1/4 Tsp 
Urad dal-1/2 Tsp 
Red chilli-1 no
Oil-2 Tsps 

Green Tomato Chutney Recipe Video 


👉Wash and chop the raw tomatoes set aside.

👉Heat a tsp of oil in a pan add raw peanuts and roast until light golden brown colour and  transfer to mixie jar and cool.

👉Again heat oil in the same pan add cumin seeds, garlic, small onions, Kashmiri red chilli and green chillies, tamarind, curry leaves sauté well.

👉Now add raw green tomatoes and sauté for 2 minutes and add 1/2-3/4 cup water and cook covered for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

👉Add handful of coriander leaves and grated coconut required salt and sauté for few seconds and switch off the gas.

👉Transfer to mixie jar and cool completely.

👉Grind to fine paste without adding any water.

👉Give a tempering of mustard seeds, urad dal, red chilli and curry leaves and add it to the chutney.serve.

Preparation Time-15 minutes 

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