How To Make Red Tomato Chutney For Dosa & Idli

That little bowl of fiery hot and deep red color chutney served with dosa & idli is my favorite.

To get the red tomato chutney for dosa and idli just right you need the basic ingredients in place.

Now like any other chutney the method or some ingredients could be added or changed from person to person. But mostly the basic ingredients remain the same.

Tomato chutney

Lets dive into the ingredients and how to make the tasty chutney!

Directions to Made Red Tomato Chutney-


1 large red onion

2-3 large tomatoes

1-2 Guntur Red Chilli dry

1-2 kashmiri chilli dry

3-4 cloves of garlic

2-3 tbsp oil

Salt as per taste

For tempering-

3 tsp oil

1/2 tsp rai/mustard seeds

5-7 curry leaves


In a pan add 2-3 tbsp oil.

Add sliced onions and chopped garlic.

Cook till onions and garlic is soft.

Add both the chillies and tomatoes. Add salt.

Cover to cook further.

Let it cook till tomatoes are soft and mushy.

Cool down before blending into a fine paste.

Now transfer in your serving bowl.

For tempering heat oil and add rai/mustard seeds and curry leaves.

As soon as the tempering starts to flutter pour into the blended chutney.

Mix and enjoy with dosa or idli.


This red tomato chutney tastes good with fried rice, need dosa or even sooji praniyams.

***Apart from the ingredients you can choose to add roasted chana dal for a difference of taste and crunch. Also adjust the chillies as.per your tasted.

Most varieties of chillies and Indian cooking ingredients are easily available on Amazon. Hence Indian cooking has become quite easy.

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