Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tomato chutney (long shelf life) & an award

In today's post I would like to give you the recipe of tomato chutney that has long shelf life. In the present day's busy schedule, recipes like this comes in real handy, isn't it? I learnt this from my mom and really loved the spicy chutney. You can have this in refrigerator for 15 days. It goes well for dosai, idly, rice, curd rice and many more!

Tomato (big) - 6
Tamarind - lemon size

To Powder:
Red chillies - 17
Dhaniya - 1/4 cup
Fenugreek - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Channa daal - 1 tbsp
Pepper - 1 tsp

Gingely oil - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds

1. Heat little oil and saute the ingredients to be powdered 
2. Cool it and make a powder and keep aside
3. Heat little oil in a pan and saute the tomatoes (cubed) 
4. Cool the tomato mixture and make a nice paste, adding the tamarind and salt
5. Heat the gingely oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and 2 red chillies and add the tomato mixture
6. Leave it till the tomatoes are well cooked, blended with oil and the oil separates
7. Add the powder and leave it for few minutes

I would like to send this to Smitha's  "Best food I've blogged about" event.

I'm learning to cook foods that have longer shelf life now days while embracing the role of a new mom :)
So, I feel like entering a new phase - both in life and cooking
This is the first dish in that category and the one that I liked a lot.

I would like to thank Tahemeem for passing on this lovely award to me. She has a wonderful blog!!

There are some rules with this award. Here they are:
1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers. Please don't leave it general and just invite all your blogger friends to collect the Award. It's always nice to be nominated so please do the favor and nominate 15 bloggers to share the Award with.
3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.

I would like to share this award with:
Akila @ Akila's kitchen
Pavithra @ Dishesfrommykitchen
Minu @ Chettinadthruminu
Nithu @ Nithu's Kitchen
Priya @ Priya's easy n tasty recipes
Rachu @ ammaandbaby
Reva @ Kaarasaaram
Jyothi @ the veggie hut
PJ @ seduceyourtastebuds
Kurinji @ kurinjikathambam
Deepa @ Hamaree Rasoi
Aipi @ USMasala
Satya @ SuperYummy Recipes
Swapna @ SimpleVegetarian Recipes


  1. thanks for sending this yummy tomato chutney to me dear!...
    and congrats on ur award!

  2. Wonderful chutney :)
    Congrats on ur well deserved award dear :)

  3. Thank you so much for thinking of me. I am really honored. And Congratulations to you on receiving it. Best wishes for many more to come.

    Tomato chutney looks delicous..thanks for sharing :)

    US Masala

  4. Tomato chutney yummy!

    Congratz on your award and thanks for passing down to me! :D

  5. Thanks a lot for the lovely award dear...


  6. Great chutney, i do the same too..COngrats on ur awards,thanks for sharing..

  7. lovely dish and congrats on receiving the award... thanks for thinking about me .... I am honoured...

  8. Tomato chutney looks yummy! First time here...You have a lovely blog. Congrats on your award :)

  9. chutney looks yummy.....

    Congratulations for the award :)

  10. Congrats for the award. The chutney is easily made and shelf life is assured.Thanks for a tasty side dish.

  11. Thanks for sharing the award with me.

  12. Yummy chutney...

    Congrats on the award and thank you so much for passing it on to me :)ph


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