February 15, 2018

Vadagam Thakali Chutney / Vadagam Tomato Chutney / Chutney Recipe - 12 / #100chutneys

If you are from Tamil Nadu, then I am sure there is no need of introduction for such a delicious seasoning "Vadagam". And for others, Vadagam is nothing but a seasoning which contains Onion, Jeera, Garlic, Curry leaves, Methi, Turmeric etc. All these ingredients are mixed with an oil and dried in hot sun during summer season. This can be used as tadka / seasoning for Kuzhambu, Kootu, Sambhar etc and apart from these, varieties of chutneys can also be prepared. I had already posted my family's traditional chutney using Vadagam which goes yummy with Curd rice. Click HERE to view the detailed recipe. And today's recipe is prepared using just 3 ingredients and goes with any varieties of Rice recipes, Idly and Dosa. The vadagam is sautéed along with tomatoes and red chillies is further ground into fine paste to give a delicious and tasty chutney. Adjust the quantity of chillies, according to taste bud.

Ingredients :

1 Tbsp Oil ( Gingelly Oil )
4 Tbsp Vadagam
2 Big Tomatoes, finely chopped
10 - 12 Dry red chillies ( Adjust according to taste bud )
Salt to taste

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add vadagam.

Fry it for half a minute and add chopped tomatoes.

Saute till it turns soft and add red chillies.

Saute it again for couple of minutes and remove from the flame.

Cool the sautéed ingredients and grind into fine paste by adding the required quantity of salt and water.

Transfer it to a bowl and serve.

Serving Options :

Serve with Plain rice, Curd rice, Rasam rice, Idly or Dosa.


  1. Priya - I am loving all your chutney recipes. This one looks great and would make a great filling for a cheese sandwich.

  2. Interesting chutney where some of the ingredients are dried. What a wonderful preservative idea.

  3. Nice accompaniment for snacks.. I love the tangy and spicy chutneys.

  4. Wonderful chutney dear!Another one of ur gems!