Green Tomato Chutney / Pachai Thakkali Chutney / Thakkali Kaai Chutney

Step by Step South Indian Chutney recipe made with green tomato or raw tomatoes, pachai thakkali. This chutney recipe contains no onion, no garlic and no coconut either. A multipurpose chutney recipe that tastes best with idli, dosa, chapati, paratha and even steamed rice.

Green Tomato Chutney / Pachai Thakkali Chutney / Thakkali Kaai Chutney

Chutney – “A must have” accompaniment with your meals, right from breakfast until dinner. Not only does it elevate your taste buds, chutney’s, when made with seasonal ingredients, nourishes the body. A batch of fresh green tomatoes led me to making this lipsmacking Green Tomato Chutney.

This Green Tomato Chutney is a No Coconut Chutney, doesn’t contain Onions or garlic. The Green Tomato Chutney is a lentil based chutney with a hint of tang from the tamarind and spice from red chillies.

Green Tomato Chutney, Thakkali Kaai Chutney
Green Tomato Chutney – A Lentil Based Multipurpose Chutney

This Green Tomato Chutney recipe is multipurpose. That means you can grind a batch and then enjoy it right from Idli, Dosa, Uttapam to your Paratha and even plain steamed rice.

Green Tomato is also known as Pachai (Green) Thakalli or Thakkali Kaai in South India.These raw tomatoes or green tomatoes are slightly tangy and extremely juicy.

Once you make this chutney, I guarantee you will be licking your fingers. It is smooth and creamy, makes you forget the traditional coconut chutney for a change.

Making the chutney is not difficult, the ingredients are easily available in any Indian Grocery shop or in your kitchen pantry, especially if you are South Indian. 

Health Benefits of Green Tomato

Though I love the red tomatoes, these are quite delicious too and I often add them in dals other than making chutneys. Green Tomatoes have many health benefits too.

  • It has Vitamin K, a nutrient that benefits the body by helping the blood clot properly.
  • Has antioxidant properties that increases immunity and prevents premature ageing.
  • It has a good quantity of vitamin C which helps absorb iron in the body.

Source here

Step By Step Recipe of Green Tomato Chutney

(1) Heat a kadhai or thick bottom pan, add 3 tbsp oil (Sesame oil, preferably)

(2) Now add 3 tbsp Chana Dal, 2 tbsp Urad Dal and 12 red chillies. Saute this until the lentils or dal has roasted (brown).

Step by Step - Green Tomato Chutney recipe

(3) To this, add the roughly chopped Green Tomato pieces and saute over low flame until the tomatoes have cooked and turned mushy.

Step by Step - Step by Step - Pachai Thakkali Chutney recipe
Step by Step - Step by Step - Pachai Thakkali Chutney recipe

(4) Switch off the flame and allow the mixture to cool slightly.

(5) Now transfer the contents to the mixer grinder jar, add marble size tamarind, 1 tbsp jaggery and hing or asafetida along with salt to taste.

Step by Step - Step by Step - Pachai Thakkali Chutney recipe
Step by Step - Pachai Thakkali Chutney recipe
Green Tomato Chutney is ready

(6) You can add water but I usually do not add any water and keep the consistency thick.

(7) Transfer the chutney to a glass container with a tight lid and keep this refrigerated for further use.

Green tomato Chutney, Pachai Thakkali Chutney recipe
Easy Chutney Recipe made under 30 minutes with Green Tomato

How to Store this Chutney?

  • Leftovers of this chutney remain fresh, under refrigeration for a week.
  • Store it in a glass jar with a tight lid and use a clean dry spoon for each use.

The Recipe is Vegan but not Gluten Free as it has asafoetida or Hing. Hing or Asafoetida is added to most thogayals and chutney recipes, especially those that contain lentils, for easy digestion.

Green Tomato Chutney Recipe

Green Tomato Chutney / Pachai Thakkali Chutney / Thakkali Kaai Chutney

A lipsmacking chutney recipe made with green tomato or raw tomatoes, pachai thakkali. This chutney recipe contains no onion, no garlic and no coconut either. A multipurpose chutney recipe that tastes best with idli, dosa, chapati, paratha and even steamed rice.
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Course: accompaniments, Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian, Tamil Nadu Recipes
Keyword: Green Tomato Chutney, No coconut Chutney, No Onion No Garlic Recipe, Pachhai Thakkali Chutney, Raw Tomato Chutney Recipe, South Indian chutney recipes, South Indian Side Dish,, Thakkali Kaai Chutney
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 bowl

Ingredients

  • 5 nos. Green Tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 3 tbsp Chana Dal
  • 2 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 12 nos. Whole Red Chillies
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 nos. Marble Size Tamarind Ball
  • 1 tbsp Jaggery
  • 1/4 tsp Hing or Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Heat a kadhai or thick bottom pan, add 3 tbsp oil (Sesame oil, preferably).
  • Now add 3 tbsp Chana Dal, 2 tbsp Urad Dal and 12 red chillies. Saute this until the lentils or dal has roasted (brown).
  • To this, add the roughly chopped Green Tomato pieces and saute over low flame until the tomatoes have cooked and turned mushy.
  • Switch off the flame and allow the mixture to cool slightly.
  • Now transfer the contents to the mixer grinder jar, add marble size tamarind, 1 tbsp jaggery and hing or asafetida along with salt to taste.
  • You can add water but I usually do not add any water and keep the consistency thick.
  • Transfer the chutney to a glass container with a tight lid and keep this refrigerated for further use.

Notes

  • Leftovers of this chutney remain fresh, under refrigeration for a week.
  • Store it in a glass jar with a tight lid and use a clean dry spoon for each use
  • The Recipe is Vegan but not Gluten Free as it has asafoetida or Hing. Hing or Asafoetida is added to most thogayals and chutney recipes, especially those that contain lentils, for easy digestion.
  • Adding Jaggery depends on your taste and preferences. It is always recommended to taste your produce (green tomato) and then add or adjust quantity. 
  • Whole Red Chillies – You can add a spicy variety, like I have – Pondi Chillies with few Beydgi Chillies for the colour. You can opt for Madras Red chillies, Guntur Chillies etc too. Quantity, again, depends on your preference. 

Other Chutney Recipes on the blog

  • Tomato Chutney – Spicy Chutney made with Madras Shallots and Ripe Red Tomatoes. A must have with super crispy dosa or soft Idlis, Ven Pongal. A No Coconut Chutney Recipe
  • Kothamalli Chutney – Coconut Chutney with the goodness of fresh green coriander leaves.
  • Pudina Thogayal or Mint Chutney – Lentil Based Chutney recipe with fresh mint leaves. Tastes best with rice and sesame oil, idli, dosa and adai.

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Vidya Narayan

Hi Everyone, I am Vidya Narayan & Welcome to my blog MasalaChilli. Born in a Traditional Palakkad Iyer (South Indian) Family with strong value systems to an exceptionally strong and independent Single Mom, spent most of my childhood studying well (as most Iyer girls do).

This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. Its a wow chutney!Bookmarking this!

  2. Loved your version of this chutney Vidya!!!we add peanuts to green tomato chutney…

    1. Thanks dear, I should try your version too now, sounds delicious!

  3. Totally different from mine…need to try your version sometime💯

    1. and I need to try your version too someday.. Thank you dear.

  4. Wonderful looking Chutney yaar!Wanna lick the whole bowl clean…yumm!

  5. Beautiful chutney ! I never tried a recipe with green tomato, how does it taste ?

    1. It is not really tart like the red tomatoes and has a bit of a raw taste but when you combine with dals and chillies, it turns out awesome. Like any ridge gourd peel chutney types. Thank you

  6. What a simple chutney idea but it sounds so very delicious.I will look out for green tomatoes on my next shopping trip as I would love to try this.

    1. Thanks dear.. We love mixing this with rice and ghee and have it too.. I am sure you will love it.

  7. I want to try this one when I get back to cooking.. I have never made anything with raw tomatoes…I heard even the curry tastes good,

    1. Curry, veggies, dal you can add them in anything and it tastes amazing. Please recover fully and only then venture into the kitchen.. Thoda break toh banta hain Shobhaji..

  8. The green tomato chutney looks delicious. Chutneys are help to complete an Indian meal and I love having a choice of pickles or chutneys served with my meal.

    1. Absolutely true and that is the true essence of Indian food! Thanks so much

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