Well, I would like to share with you all, yet another, all-time favourite of mine.. and that would be "Tomato Chutney". It is the chutney, which brings out the true Andhrite within me, it makes me drool; over-eat; and simply sit & dream about.. Without much more ado, here we go to the recipe:
Tomatoes : 3 medium, select the ones which are not too ripe, green ones are the best. Cut them into big chunks and keep aside
Green chillies : 6-7 or alter as per your spice level.
Sesame seeds : 2 tbsp - one of the main ingredients. Roast them for 3-4 minutes and keep aside
Ground nuts: 1 tbsp - roast for a few minutes, remove the skin and keep aside
Dessicated Coconut: 1 tbsp (optional, but enhances the taste a lot)- roast until it starts turning brown, remove and keep aside
Take 1 tsp of oil in a pan heat and fry the split green chillies until they start discoloring; drain and keep aside
Fry the tomatoes for just a few minutes and stop before the juice starts coming out. The idea is to just get rid of the raw taste and hence the suggestion; not to overcook .
Once the sesame seeds, ground nuts & coconut are cool enough, grind them to a smooth powder and keep aside .
Now blend together green chilles, turmeric, jeera, salt along with sesame seed powder into a smooth paste
Once the tomatoes are cool enough, add them to the above mixture and blend for a few minutes. Take care that mixture does not turn too watery ..