Tomato Chutney


  • 5-6 Medium sized tomatoes chopped
  • 1-2 Tbsps. Oil
  • 1Tsp. Black mustard seeds or cumin seeds
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1-2 Large onions chopped
  • 1Tbsp. Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Tsp. Turmeric powder
  • 1-2 Tsps. Red chilli powder 
  • 2 Tsps. Coriander powder
  • 1 Tsp. Cumin powder (optional)
  • 1Tbsp. Garam masala powder
  • Ground roasted peanuts (optional) a.k.a danaycha kut
  • 1 cube of Jaggery or 1Tbsp. Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander to garnish and for flavour 


  1. In a medium sized pan add oil. When hot add mustard seeds and pinch of asafoetida. 
  2. Add the chopped onions. Cook till translucent. Add ginger garlic paste. Cook till the raw flavour of the paste is gone. 
  3. Add turmeric, chilli, coriander and cumin powder. Let all spices cook well. Add the jaggery or sugar. 
  4. Now add the tomatoes. Cook them but make sure you dont over cook them or they will turn mushy. 
  5. Add the garam masala and salt to taste. Cook for another 5 minutes. At this stage add the chopped fresh coriander and ground roasted peanuts. Mix well. Turn off heat. Cover and let it cook in its own heat. 
Serve with bread or rice.