Tomato Chutney

January 4th, 2007 filed under Chutneys / Pickles, Gluten Free, Vegan
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Perk up your meal with this savory chutney.

Serves 2 to 4.

Tomato Chutney Recipe by ManjulaIngredients:

  • 6 medium sliced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon shredded ginger
  • 4 green chilly sliced long ways

Pinch of asafetida (hing)

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons oil


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if it cracks right away it is ready.
  2. Add the asafetida, black mustard seed and cumin seed. After seeds are cracked add bay leaves, paprika, and turmeric.
  3. Stir for a second and add sliced tomatoes and green chili.
  4. Cover the pan after mixture comes to boil and let it cook for 6 to 7 minutes on low medium heat; tomatoes should be soft but still be in slices.
  5. Mix the cornstarch with 2 teaspoons of water and add to the tomatoes corn starch is added to give thickness to gravy but this is optional.
  6. Let chutney cook for another minute. Add sugar and cilantro, close the heat and cover for few minutes.
  7. Adjust the salt, sugar and pepper to your taste.

Serving suggestion:

  • This chutney is best served as a side dish with any kind of stuffed Paratha or over plain white rice.


  • Add the sugar slowly as needed, depending on sourness of tomatoes.

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62 Responses to “Tomato Chutney”

  1. hrgd says:

    the recepie is just fine

    adding channa dal shall make it more tasty

    just soak two table spoons of cannal dal for some time and add on step number 2


  2. anju says:

    loved this recipe thanks

  3. anju says:

    love tomato chutney. Pls check my link too:)

  4. Sandeep says:

    Manjula aunty ji
    I m very big fan of u .mam is there any healthy,delicious,and easy and fast to make recipie which i make as i live alone and study in college so i have less time for cooking…
    Plz plz reply i m waiting for reply from kitchen queen.:-

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  6. Steve Barber says:

    This was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for your videos and recipies.

  7. Manas says:

    When do you put Ginger? Its there in ingredients but nowhere its mentioned in steps.

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  9. Chhavi says:

    Namaste Aunti,

    I am a big fan of your recipes. Just want to convey my love to you.

  10. Aneta says:

    Dear Manjula,
    I tried your tomato chutney recipy, and it was so spicy and delicious that I make it quite often now: Thank you so much for sharing!

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