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Green Tomato Chutney, Thakkali Kai Chutney

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


Recipe for green tomato chutney. Spicy chutney made with unripe tomatoes. Thakkali kai chutney recipe with step by step pictures.



For the Chutney

  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil (Indian gingely oil)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 green tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon jaggery
  • 4 green chillies
  • 1/2 a gooseberry size – tamarind

For the Tempering

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (Indian gingely oil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon white urad dal
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  1. Heat Sesame oil (Indian Gingely Oil) in a pan and add in the garlic and the onions. Saute till the onions are soft. Add in the chopped green tomatoes.
  2. Add in the green chillies, salt, jaggery and the tamarind.
  3. Saute the chutney till the tomatoes are soft and the onions are brown. It will take about 10 minutes on a medium flame.
  4. Set aside the chutney to cool and grind to a paste. No need to add water while grinding.
  5. For the tempering
  6. Heat sesame oil in a pan and in the mustard seeds and urad dal. Let the mustard seeds crackle. Add in the curry leaves and green chillies. Let the curry leaves crackle up a bit. Add the tempering to the chutney.
  7. Serve with idli or plain dosa.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Karnataka