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Tomato Chutney for Idli/Dosa

Sharing my super yummy tomato chutney recipe for idli and dosa. A simple yet delicious chutney that can be prepared in under 10 mins. It tastes amazing with all types of idlis and dosas but is definitely a must for rava dosa. This recipe comes very close to Saravana Bhavan tomato chutney.

Please do check my other chutney recipes.


  • 1 Tbsp Chana Dal

  • 3 Tbsp Oil

  • 3 Dry Red Chilli

  • 1 Medium Onion

  • 4 Cloves Garlic

  • 2 Big or 3 Medium Tomato

  • 1 Tsp Salt

  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder

  • Handful Coriander Leaves

For Seasoning

  • 2 Tbsp Oil

  • 1 Tsp Mustard

  • 1 Tsp Urad Dal

  • ¼ Tsp Hing

  • 4-5 Curry Leaves

  • 1 Dry Red Chilli

Video Instructions

Written Instructions


  • Chop the Onion and Tomatoes.

Saute Onion and Tomato

  • To a pan add 3 Tbsp oil to a pan and warm it on medium flame

  • To that add the chana dal and roast until dal is light brown.

  • To this add the dry red chillies and saute for a bit.

  • Now add the chopped onions and chopped garlic. Saute until translucent.

  • Add tomatoes and salt and Kashmiri red chilli powder.

  • Saute until tomatoes are soft.

  • Add the coriander leaves and mix. Switch off the flame.

  • Transfer to a plate and let it cool.

  • Transfer it to a blender and Blend it smooth.


  • Add oil to a pan. Warm it on medium flame.

  • Add mustard. Once it splutters add hing and urad dal. Saute until dal is light brown.

  • Add the curry leaves.

  • Split the dry red chilli and add.

  • To this add the blended paste and mix. Switch off the flame.

  • Tomato chutney is ready.


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