Thakkali Chutney: This chutney goes well with any type of idli/dosas and very flavorful.
Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 3 medium
Red chillies - 4 to 5( depending on spice can add more)
Channa dhal - 2 tbsp
Garlic - 3 pods
Ginger - a small piece
Coconut grated - 1/2 cup
Cilantro - few leaves
Salt as needed
Mustard seeds, urad dhal, curry leaves - each few
You can just make tomato chutney with the same ingredients omitting using coconut and grind to a fine paste.
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add channa dhal...when it turn light brown add chopped onions...fry well for 3 - 4 minutes...next add ginger, garlic and red chillies...fry for another 3 - 4 minutes together....next add chopped tomatoes...fry to mash well till they are soft and pulpy...switch off flame and to it add grated coconut and cilantro..mix and allow it to cool....grind with salt and little water to soft paste...temper it with mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves( can also use hing)...This chutney goes well with idli/dosas.