Jan 19, 2011

Tomatillo Carrot Chutney

Every time I see these bright green tomatoes wrapped in paper-like husk always reminds me beautiful babies wrapped in blanket. I always love the charred tomatillo salsa at some Mexican restaurants ( Chuy's). So One fine day I have got these from Aldi ( the nice arrangement in the tray for very less price tempted me). When I have tasted a small piece of it it is very sour, and then I came up with this idea of adding few carrots to soften the sourness, some red tomato for more color, green chilies for spiciness, Of course some Cilantro to enhance the flavor, results in a new recipe from my kitchen. Since that day this recipe won everybody's heart in my friends and family. I hope it will win your's too. Give it a try and Enjoy!

If your kids are allergic to peanuts, you can replace this with your routine peanut chutney which serves some vegetables and nice colorful addition to your little ones plate. ( go easy with green chilies when you are serving for kids.)

Tomatillos  -  5 medium
Carrots - 2 medium
Red Tomato - 1 medium ( hot house or cluster)
Green Chilies - 4 to 5
Salt - 1 tsp (according to your taste)
Jaggery or Brown Sugar - 1 Tbsp
Urad Dal  - 1 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Garlic - 4 cloves
Cilantro - 1/4 cup ( chopped)
Oil - 1 tbsp


  1. Take a Nonstick pan and take half the oil.
  2. Once the Oil is hot, add Urad Dal, cumin seeds and garlic followed by green chilies. 
  3. Add the chopped carrot cubes and fry for 2 min.
  4. Add the Tomatillo quarters, then fry for 2 min.
  5. Add the Red Tomato quarters, and fry for 3 to 4 min. Add the brown sugar or jaggery.
  6. Remember to cook these on high and don't wait too long the tomatoes can get mushed up. Once the tomatoes start oozing the juices and if the skin becomes wrinkly then you can turn off the heat.
  7. Once the mixture is cool grind in the mixie or blender or magic bullet. When you are grinding add salt and  cilantro to it. Adjust salt according to your taste.

Transfer this into bowl and top it with Seasoning (తాలింపు / పోపు / तड़का ).

Yum! Yum! Yum! Get your plate and serve with Hot rice or Idli/Dosa.

Serving Tip:
This can be served with Idli, Dosa, or Vada or White Rice. Or Use it in wraps in place of Salsa. Or With out the seasoning you can serve this as a dip along with your chips. Or Serve this with Pita Bread in place of Hummus.

If your carrots are too sweet, then you can skip brown sugar.



  1. Your chutney sounds delicious and your photos are great! So glad to find your blog!

  2. Very nice chutney, this is going to be good, yeah love all the hints to change it up a bit too, thanks so much.

  3. Thank you. All of your feedback and comments are very motivating. Keep following for more recipes and updates.

  4. Ive tried making a few chutney before,and this is definitely next on my list.It looks wonderful!I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this tomatillo widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about tomatillo,Thanks!



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