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31 October, 2014

Green tomato dip (chutney)

Comments : 18 Posted in : condiments, side dish on by : apsara


One more green tomato recipe as I try to clear my kitchen counter and use up all the green tomatoes from the garden…a creamy and delicious chutney to go with dosa or even your favorite tortilla chips.


Taking this to our party, Fiesta Friday #40 over at Angie’s blog. Thank you, Jhuls and Margy for co-hosting!

Also linking this to the Plant-Based Potluck Party  going on at Deborah’s Urbannaturale.

Green tomato chutney

  • Servings: 10
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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green tomatoes- 3-4 medium

spicy green chilly- 1-2 (depending on tolerance)

onion- 1/4 of one medium size

chana dal (split yellow lentil)- 1  1/2 tbsp.

urad dal (split black gram)- 1  1/2 tbsp.

asafoetida powder- 1/2 tsp.

tamarind paste- 1/2 tsp.

salt- to taste

canola oil- 1 tbsp.


* Chop tomatoes and onion.

* Heat oil in a pan and add chana dal and urad dal. Roast till they turn light brown. Add asafoetida powder, green chillies and chopped onion. Saute till onions turn translucent.

* Add tomatoes, salt, tamarind paste and cook till tomatoes are tender.



* Allow to cool and process in a blender till creamy.

* Serve warm with dosa or other savory dishes.


If you feel that the green chillies did not add enough spice, some chili flakes can be added just before blending into a paste.


18 thoughts on : Green tomato dip (chutney)

    • November 5, 2014 at 8:50 am

      yes, Chitra. 🙂

    • November 5, 2014 at 8:51 am

      that’s a great idea for this Indian-origin dip. 😉

  • October 31, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    In India, we can never run out new Chutneys to try, no? I quite like the look of this green tomato chutney.

    • November 5, 2014 at 8:52 am

      absolutely! Indian spices can make many things tasty and zesty.

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    • November 5, 2014 at 8:53 am

      thanks, Naina. 🙂

  • November 1, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Hmm, this also sounds good with tortilla chips. 😀 Thanks for bringing this at the FF table. 🙂 Happy weekend.

    • November 5, 2014 at 8:53 am

      It does go well with tortilla chips too. thank you for hosting, Jhuls! 🙂

    • November 5, 2014 at 8:54 am

      Happy FF to you too, SImi.

  • November 4, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    yes, I was wondering what to do with the last few green tomatoes from the garden. Green chutney is its destination!

    • November 5, 2014 at 8:55 am

      I bet that’s the best choice! 🙂

  • November 5, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Just the spicy dip I need for so many occasions.Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delectable Green Tomato Dip (Chutney) recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

    • November 8, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      thanks for the opportunity, Deborah!

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