Sethu’s Special Tomato Chutney for all dishes.


  • Tomato 200g
  • Big Onion 100g
  • Garlic gloves 6
  • Ginger 1 cm
  • Green chili 1
  • Red chili powder half tsp
  • Coriander powder half tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 pinch
  • Garam masala 1 pinch
  • Mustard 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon 2 cm
  • Sombu half tsp
  • Kalpasi 1 cm
  • Clove 2 no
  • Oil 3 Tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves


  1. Cut tomato into small pieces and grind into thin paste, adding adequate water
  2. Cut onion into 1 cm long pieces
  3. Slice garlic, ginger and green chili
  4. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard and let it splutter. Add cinnamon, kalpasi, sombu, clove. Reduce to slow fire.
  5. Add onions, garlic, ginger, green chili pieces and curry leaves. Fry for a minute
  6. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder.
  7. Add tomato paste, salt and cook for six minutes till you get thin sambar consistency. Check the taste and correct for salt and, if needed, add one tsp tamarind juice to enhance the savoury taste
  8. Add garam masala and pieces of coriander leaves and remove from heat.

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