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Green Tomato Chutney

Hirvya Tomatochi Chutney 


An interesting Maharashtrian Chutney. Goes well with roti, dosa, idli, upma and plain rice. You can get a mixture of tastes sweet , spicy and tangy flavours . You will enjoy every bit of this chutney. Green tomatoes are available in plenty especially in the winter months , all the vegetables and fruits are fresh and colourful. Enjoy all the seasonal vegetables and fruits.


Chopped green tomatoes – 2 cups

Green chillies – 5 ( chopped to two )

Roasted peanuts( coarsely powdered) – 1/2 cup

Roasted and powdered white sesame seeds – 1 teaspoon

Grated jaggery – 1/4 cup

Salt to taste

Water – 1/4 cup

To Season

Oil – 3 tablespoons

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

Cumin seeds( jeera ) – 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder –  3 pinches

Asafoetida powder – 1/2 teaspoon

To Garnish

Finely chopped green coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons



Heat a pan. Season all the seasoning ingredients. Add the chopped green tomatoes. Keep the flame on sim. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water and cook for further 3 minutes. Add the green chillies, peanut powder, sesame seed powder, jaggery,salt to taste and mix well. When thick, switch off the stove and garnish. Mix. Serve.

Chef’s Tips

1) Can add 2 or 3 flakes of pounded garlic while seasoning for an extra flavour.


Hotel Chalukya Chutney

Chalukya Chutney


I suddenly remembered this Chutney , which is very nice to eat with idli, rava idli, dosa, puri, paratha and Pongal. Whenever we visited Bangalore we love to eat at Hotel Chalukya. This chutney is their speciality. I had an opportunity to learn this recipe from one of their Chef’s and I am immensely pleased to share this recipe with all of you.Can store this chutney for 2 days in the refrigerator. The recipe for you.


Onions – 2 ( chopped )

Chopped garlic flakes – 2

Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

Green chillies -2

Cleaned and chopped fresh green coriander leaves  –  1  big handful

Roasted gram ( Pottu kadalai ) – 1  tablespoon

Tamarind paste – 1/2  teaspoon

Salt to taste

Water – 1/4  cup

Oil –  2 tablespoons



Heat a pan. Add oil. First roast the green chillies on medium flame for 1 minute. Remove the chilli and put it in a plate. Next fry the garlic and onions in sim flame till transparent. Switch off the stove. Add the grated coconut, salt, roasted gram and tamarind paste. Mix. Transfer to a plate. Cool. Then add the green chillies and coriander leaves to the mixture. Blend to a thick paste with water. Serve.

Chef ‘s Tips

1) No seasoning is needed for this chutney.


Salem Special



VengayaMolaga, is truely a Salem Special. I learnt this recipe from my mother’s friend Mrs Rathinam. Vengayam is onion and Molaga is chilli ( dry red chilli ). You will eat 2 more extra idlis with this chutney.

Very simple and easy ingredients are used, that is available at home. Best served with piping hot idlis, dosas, phulkas, pongal, and as a spread for bread. You will simply love the taste and colour.


Big onions – 3 (  chopped )

Dry Kashmiri red chillies – 4 ( soaked in hot water for 15 minutes and then drain it and use )

Tamarind paste – 1/2 teaspoon

Crystal salt to taste

Garlic – 2 flakes( chopped )

To Season

Oil  –  2  tablespoon

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Asafoetida powder – 1 pinch

Chopped curry leaves – little


Take a big blender jar, add all the above mentioned ingredients. Blend to a little coarse paste. Season and serve.

Chef’s Tips

1) Do not add water while grinding.