Thakkali Ulli Chammanthi | Red Chilli Red Chutney

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Thakkali Ulli Chammanthi | Red Chilli Red Chutney

Thakkali Ulli Chammanthi | Red Chilli Red Chutney

Thakkali Ulli Chammanthi is a spicy, mildly sweet, great side dish for Idli, especially Rava Idli and Dosa. Freshly prepared Red Chilli Red Chutney in combination with a hot flavorful pot of sambar and steamed idlis make a complete satisfying breakfast. There is something really mesmerizing with this combination of sambar with red chilli red chutney. This chutney does require a little bit of frying and roasting but it’s more of the passive kind so you can go about steaming your idlis or making your dosas while the onions and tomatoes do their thing and get to know each other. Tomato Onion Chutney is simply superb and awesome and the chutney can be prepared in a hurry when time is short. Tomatoes are nutritious and healthy. Enjoy your favorite lip smacking Red Chilli Red Chutney..
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing Thakkali Ulli Chammanthi, first heat some Oil in a Cheenachatti/Frying Pan and add Red Chilli, Red/Bengal Gram, some Curry leaves, Asafoetida and Black Gram into this hot Oil and roast these ingredients well.
  • When the Red Chilli, Red/Bengal Gram, Curry leaves, Asafoetida and Black Gram are roasted properly, add the Tomato and Onion/Shallot pieces and stir it further.
  • When colour of these ingredients turns into golden, put off the stove and allow to cool the ingredients for some time and then grind it in a Mixer/Grinding stone, along with required quantity of Salt, without adding Water.
  • Heat some Oil in a Cheenachatti/Frying pan and burst the Mustard seeds in this hot oil and also fry some Red Chilli pieces and Curry leaves and add them into the Chammanthi. Thakkaali (Tomato), Ulli (Savala/Shallots) Chammanthi is ready. This Chammanthi can serve with Idly/Dosa/Uppuma etc.


You can try out an easy Tamil Nadu Tomato Onion Chutney. You can also visit this page Tomato Ka Salan. 
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