Tomato chutney – for dosa/ topping on bread as mini pizza/ subzi with roti

Hi everyone! This is the first chutney recipe on my blog. My mom makes this as a subzi (vegetable side) to go with chapati, however, it tastes so comforting that you really would love it with dosas or as a topping on your bread to make your own unique pizza. I prefer to call it a chutney as its low in calories and goes very well with bread. Seriously, this is worth trying! This is one of my favorites!! Here’s why – when you run out of vegetables before your trip to the grocery store or if you are feeling just lazy, you open the fridge and all you have is onion & tomatoes. Don’t lose heart! This dish can save you from the temptation of going to your favorite restaurant. Toast your whole wheat bread and pour some of this chunky tomato chutney over it and a little bit of shredded cheese and voila you have a healthy delicious pizza with no hassle. 🙂 Wouldn’t it be great for Friday night? If not, then try it as an appetizer in the form of mini pizza!

Since its low in calories, you won’t feel guilty when you help yourself with an additional serving of this chutney. 

Per serving: 67 cals | 1 g fiber | 5 g total fat | 12 mg vitamin C 

Ingredients (6 servings)

4 medium tomatoes, diced to 1/2″ pieces

1 onion, coarsely chopped

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

a pinch of asafetida

1/8 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp red chili powder

2 tbsp oil

2 tsp sugar

cilantro for garnishing


Coarsely chop the onions & dice the tomatoes to 1/2 ” pieces.

Heat oil in a steel pan and add mustard seeds when it is warm enough. When they crackle sprinkle, turn off the heat & a pinch of asafetida.

Then add the chopped onion. Turn the heat on again & saute the onion on medium heat for 2 minutes or till it begins to turn brown.


Now is the time to add the diced tomatoes. Sprinkle turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt and mix well.


Saute for a minute and then cover the pan and let the tomatoes cook on medium heat till they are soft.


When the tomatoes become medium soft add sugar and chopped cilantro. Taste to see if the sourness of tomatoes is balanced by heat of the chili powder and a little sweetness from the sugar.

add cilantro

Serve it as a chutney for dosas, topping on bread to make your own pizza, or even as a subzi (vegetable side) with roti/ phulkas.

If you like the recipe…don’t forget to leave your feedback! And, come back for more recipes :)!

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