Spinach Tomato Chutney

26 Feb

Palakura Tomato Chutney.

Fresh spinach is chopped and fried in oil along with spices. Tomato is also cooked along with spinach. They are then ground into smooth paste along and mixed with seasonings. The spinach tomato chutney can be served with steamed rice or with idly, dosa etc…
Makes: around 4 Servings of Spinach Tomato Chutney.


Spinach 3 Cups Packed
Tomato 1 Large
Tamarind 1 inch Piece
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Salt to taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Wash, chop off hard stems and roughly chop spinach leaves.
Wash and roughly chop the tomato.
Remove stems, wash and roughly chop green chiles.
Soak tamarind in few tablespoons of warm water for couple of minutes.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds stop spluttering, remove a tsp of the tempering along with curry leaves onto bowl.
Then add chopped green chiles and tomato.
Cook till tomato softens a bit, stir in chopped spinach, soaked tamarind, turmeric powder and salt.
Cook till spinach wilts completely.
Cool the cooked ingredients to room temperature and grind it into smooth paste using a blender.
Garnish with reserved tempering and serve spinach tomato chutney with idly, dosa etc…
Notes: Make sure to cook the spinach well.

Suggestions: Adjust tamarind according to the sourness of tomato.
Variations: You can also check other spinach chutney here.
Other Names: Spinach Tomato Chutney, Palakura Tomato Chutney.


7 Responses to “Spinach Tomato Chutney”

  1. Hemalata February 26, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

    Looks delicious. Gonna give a try. Thanks

  2. Miri February 27, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    I remember this very faintly from my childhood….thanks for reminding me, I must make this

  3. Priya February 27, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    Chutney looks sooo yummy and new..

  4. shruti February 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    Its only you who can make even Spinach and bottle gourd look delicious……..good work raji akka…….i have made it a point to visit your blog daily

  5. samrajya lakshmi March 5, 2011 at 4:53 am #

    i try with other spinach because i don’ get palakura in my country

  6. Raji March 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    thans for wonderful comments guys

    @shruti thanks shruti. hope you are visiting talimpu daily and if you am so happy. thank you

  7. Annie June 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    hey thank you soooooooooooo much.Iam sure my family will enjoy this chutney.

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