Quick Fix Recipe 3: Onion + Tomato

This is part of a series on recipes that I use to fix myself a quick meal with as little number of ingredients as possible. The recipe below was put together by Deeksha. The speciality of this tomato chutney is that it can go with a lot of things. All kinds of rice, chips or bread.


  • 400g tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • Indian Spice Box (chat masala, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat oil in a pan on low flame. To it add some cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
  2. While the cumin seeds get mildly roasted, chop the onion finely. In some time the cumin seeds will give a pleasant odour.
  3. Add finely chopped onions to the pan and let them fry till golden brown (tip: Add salt to the onions as they then get cooked faster).
  4. Add finely chopped tomatoes or an equivalent amount of tomato paste. Let it cook for atleast 15 minutes on a medium flame.
  5. Add 1tbsp chat masala and 1/2 tbsp dried leaves of fenugreek (kasturi methi), if available. Mix well and cook for another few minutes. (Honey may be added to taste)
  6. Once cooked, pour in a bowl and enjoy it with corn chips, pilao rice, khakra, or any kind of bread.

Overall cooking time: 25 minutes

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