Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | thakali vengaya chutney

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | Thakali vengayam chutney 



Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney


Onion tomato chutney recipe | tomato onion chutney recipe | south Indian thakali vengaya chutney with detailed step-by-step photos, calorie chart, health benefits of tomato and onion.

Tomato onion chutney is a flavorful, spicy, and vibrant condiment recipe. It is a basic and well-known south Indian chutney recipe. This finger-licking onion tomato chutney is mainly served for breakfast such as idli, dosa, uttapam, upma, and Pongal.

It also goes well with deep-fried Indian snacks like vada, bajji, bonda, paniyaram, and variety rice like coconut rice, lemon rice, curd rice, and ghee rice combo. It is a versatile side dish and a great accompaniment recipe.


Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney


This tomato onion chutney is made by sauteing red onion, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, red & green chilies in little oil until the raw smell goes off. Then ground onto a smooth paste without adding any water.

Finally, it is tempered with spice oil. Usually, the spice oil contains oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, channa dal, asafoetida, and curry leaves. I usually prefer coconut oil for tempering chutneys; it gives a nice aromatic flavor. You can use any of your favorite oil or skip the seasoning completely.


Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney


Thakali vengaya chutney texture will be smooth and creamy and has a paste-like consistency. I have made this onion tomato chutney without coconut. But, you can blend it with shredded coconut if you favor. Coconut is basically added for a flavor, and it also helps to balance the tanginess in tomatoes. It also enhances the texture of chutney.

Further, you can adjust the number of tomatoes, onion, ginger, garlic, red and green chilies as per the tanginess and spice level. Here, I have used the bydagi red chili variety for the bright red tint. You can use other chili varieties too.


Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney


South Indian chutneys can be prepared with a variety of vegetables like tomato, onion, coconut, mint, coriander leaves/cilantro, ginger, garlic, carrot, raw mango, green chilies, capsicum, tamarind, vegetable peels, and so on. 

Each and every household has its own way of making chutneys. Some like to add coconut along with vegetables and some like plain vegetable chutneys.


Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

This onion tomato chutney has a beautiful reddish hue which looks appealing and appetizing as well. This dark red-colored chutney is called thakali vengayam chutney in Tamil Nadu.

Furthermore, this chutney requires a red onion and ripe & juicy tomatoes. Shredded coconut is an optional ingredient; it is basically added for the creamy texture. Also, tamarind paste can be added if you favor a tangy tomato onion chutney.

This onion tomato chutney is a vegan recipe. It is quick, easy to make, and has a good shelf life. It stays good for up to 2 days over the counter and can be stored for a week in the refrigerator.


Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

Tomato is called thakali in Tamil, Takkali in Malayalam, Tametokai/Ramamulaga in Telugu, Tomaato Hannu in Kannada, Tameta in Hindi, Toamaatar in Bengali, Tameta in Gujarati, Tomato in Konkani, Tamoto in Marathi, Bilati Baigana in Oriya, 
Tamatar in Punjabi, Ruwangum in Kashmiri. 

Onion is known as vengayam in Tamil, Savala in Malayalam, Nirulli/Ullipayalu/Yerra Gaddalu in Telugu, Ulligadde/Erulli/Neeruli in Kannada, Pyaz/Dungri/Kanda in Hindi, Pyajj/Piyaz in Bengali, Dungri/Kanda in Gujarati, Sawalo/Piyavu in Konkani, kandaa in Marathi, Piaja in Oriya, Pyaz in Punjabi.

Let's learn how to make onion tomato chutney!


Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

Recipe Name: Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney for idli, dosa, upma.


Serves - 4
Cuisine - Indian
Region - South Indian
Course - Condiment/dip
Diet - Vegetarian/Vegan
Prep time - 5 mins | Cook time - 15 mins | Total time - 20 mins
Author - Pavithra

Onion tomato chutney ingredients:

1. Red Onion - 1 big/2 small
2. Ripe Tomatoes - 1 big/2 small
3. Ginger - 1 inch
4. Garlic - 2
5. Green chili - 1 
6. Red chili - 1
7. Salt - 1/2 tsp or As per taste.
8. Curry leaves - 5 
9. Coriander leaves/Cilantro - Optional
10. Turmeric powder - A pinch

For tempering:

1. Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp
2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
3. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
4. Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
5. Channa dal - 1/4 tsp
6. Red chili - optional
7. Curry leaves - 3
8. Asafoetida/Hing - Two pinches.

Tips:

1. The quantity of tomato, onion, ginger, garlic, and chilies can be adjusted as per your requirement.

2. Coconut is an optional ingredient; 1/4 cup can be added if you like it.

3. Red onion works better than white and yellow onions. It can be made with shallots/pearl/small onion too.

4. Choose only ripe and juicy tomatoes.

5. I got the reddish hue due to the bydagi red chili variety.

6. Tamarind paste may be added if you want more tanginess.

How to make tomato onion chutney:


1. Wash and chop tomato, onion, ginger, garlic, chili, curry leaves. Keep it ready.

2. Heat oil in a pan over a medium flame. Once it is hot, add chopped garlic, ginger, and chili. Saute for a minute.

3. Add sliced onion.

4. Sprinkle some salt.

5. Saute onion for 3 mins or until it turns translucent.

6. Throw in chopped tomatoes and curry leaves if you like.

7. Add a pinch of turmeric powder. It is optional.

8. Saute for few mins and cover it with a lid. Let it cook for 5 mins.

9. Turn off the flame and remove the pan from the stove. Let the tomato-onion mixture cools down. (Do not grind when it is hot).

10. Once it comes to room temperature, transfer the mixture into a blender/mixie jar.

11. Blend until it turns smooth and creamy paste. It should take 3 mins at a medium speed. Stop and scrape the side of a jar in between to get a smooth texture. (Do not add any water).

12. Transfer the mixture to a bowl or container.

13. For tadka/tempering: Heat oil in a small pan over a medium flame. Once it is hot, temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, channa dal, curry leaves, chili, and hing/asafoetida. Turn off the flame and pour the tadka over the chutney and give it a nice mix.

14. Tomato onion chutney to be served. Relish it with idli, dosa, upma, pesarat, etc.

How to make onion tomato chutney with step by step photos:


1. Wash and chop tomato, onion, ginger, garlic, chili, curry leaves. Keep it ready.


Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

2. Heat oil in a pan over a medium flame. Once it is hot, add chopped garlic, ginger, and chili. Saute for a minute.


Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

3. Add sliced onion.

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

4. Sprinkle some salt.

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

5. Saute onion for 3 mins or until it turns translucent.

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

6. Throw in chopped tomatoes and curry leaves if you like.

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

7. Add a pinch of turmeric powder. It is optional.

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

8. Saute for few mins and cover it with a lid. Let it cook for 5 mins.

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

9. Turn off the flame and remove the pan from the stove. Let the tomato-onion mixture cools down(Do not grind when it is hot).

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

10. Once it comes to room temperature, transfer the mixture into a blender/mixie jar.

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

11. Blend until it turns smooth and creamy paste. It should take 3 mins at a medium speed. Stop and scrape the side of a jar in between to get a smooth texture. (Do not add any water).

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

12. Transfer the mixture to a bowl or container.

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

13. For tadka/tempering: Heat oil in a small pan over a medium flame. Once it is hot, temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, channa dal, curry leaves, chili, and hing/asafoetida.

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

14. Turn off the flame.

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

15. Pour the tadka over the chutney and give it a nice mix using a spoon.

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

16. Tomato onion chutney is ready to be served. Relish it with idli, dosa, upma, pesarat, etc.

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney


Here, I have attached some south Indian chutneys and breakfast recipes for you to try. Clickable URL links are given below:










Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

Health benefits of Tomatoes:

1. Tomato is a low-calorie veggie.
2. It contains 95% water, 4% carbs, and less than one percent of fats and proteins.
3. Tomatoes help improve vision.
4. Great source of vitamins and minerals.
5. Good for hair and glowing skin. It helps to shrink pores.
6. Excellent source of vitamin A and Vitamin C.
7. Tomatoes reduce cholesterol.
8. It protects the heart.
9. High in anti-oxidants and treats hyperpigmentation.
10. It prevents cancer.

*(Health benefits are taken from Google and Wikipedia).


Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney


Health benefits of onion:


1. Fight against infections.
2. Lowers triglycerides.
3. Reduce blood pressure.
4. Help detoxify the body.
5. Helps to lower blood sugar levels.
6. Good for a healthy heart.
7. Healthy bones.
8. Improves immunity.
9. Good for eyes and oral health.
10. Low in fat and calories.


Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney


Ginger health benefits:

1. Ginger reduces pain and inflammation.
2. It has a warming effect and stimulates circulation.
3. In the intestinal tract, it reduces gas and painful spasms.
4. It soothes a sore throat.
5. Eases Arthritis Symptoms.
6. Lowers Blood Sugar and cholesterol.
7. Relieves indigestion.
8. Reduces nausea.
9. Antibacterial Properties.
10. Reduces Menstrual Pains.


Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

Health benefits of garlic:


1. Garlic helps to reduce high cholesterol levels.
2. Garlic is a blood clot activator.
3. It boosts metabolism.
4. It assists in detoxification.
5. Rejuvenates skin.
6. Anti-inflammatory property.
7. Garlic cures respiratory problems.
8. Effective painkiller.
9. Promotes a healthy heart.
10. Clears nasal congestion.
11. Lowers blood pressure.
12. It aids in poor digestion.
13. Reduces weight.
14. Good for skin.
15. Control diabetes.


Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney

Tomato onion chutney calories:



(*Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate).


(*Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate).


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Onion tomato chutney recipe | Tomato onion chutney recipe | South Indian Thakali vengaya chutney


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