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Tomato Chutney

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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

Method

  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.

Tips

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

63 thoughts on “Tomato Chutney

  1. Time and again, I’m back to your blog. And I notice the beautiful new look! Very creative, techno savvy, kitchen perfect and a dedication….what else can I say ? Thank you.

  2. 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

    rgds

  3. 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.:-

  4. 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!

  5. I made this chutney today with aloo paratha and it came out just awesome. Yesterday I made methi ka thepla for the first time following g your receipe point to point n it came out too good. Thank you. Will be trying more soon.

  6. hai manjula aunty
    i tried this chutney today .. its really wonderful. thanks for the tasty recipe , i like gujarathi kandavi.. let me know how to prepare it

    regards
    vandana

  7. Is it fine to cook it for just 10 minutes ? For example, classic Italian tomato sauce has to simmer from 40 to 80 minutes.

  8. Just love all these recipes:

    All my life I have been waiting to make these dishes: With this kind of taste
    Finally: I found your site:

    THANK YOU & THANK YOU

  9. Hello Manjula Aunty,

    Thanks a lot for your wonderful and delicious recipes. I am providing my family with delicious meals after watching your videos.

    My three year old also watches your videos with me. Now she is trying to make pulao, which was very funny to watch.

    Thanks,
    Sneha

  10. Thank you for another wonderful recipe Aunty! This is delicious. Anytime I eat Indian food I am forced to make this by my tastebuds. Everything just tastes so much better with Tomato Chutney!

    I have made it raw (not cooked) by omitting the cornstarch so I can get more vitamins out of the veggies. That is also VERY delicious. Many, many thanks for your recipes!

  11. All your recipes are amazing and they turn out the exact same way you show them, must say your kids will be really lucky to have you!!

  12. Thankyou so much for this recipe and all the other ones you post. You have a great skill and are wonderful for sharing it with others so they can enjoy eating vegetarian even more. We are new to eating vegetarian and your recipes are making it a pleasure to eat in a healthier and more friendly way.

  13. G’day from Australia aunty,

    i cant thank you enough for your recipes. They are scrumptious and mouth watering. The best part about watching your recipes is they are very EASY… i have so far tried yellow rice, pani puri and today i am going to try dhokla, tomatoes chutney (my husbands favorite). The funny part is that all the ingredients that you use are mandatory available at every Indian household so really we are not going out of the way to buy ingredients for your recipe. You have not only brought variety of food to my table but also controlled my budget. We are non-vegetarians and with your recipes we have become more vegetarian oriented. A big surprise for me is …MY HUSBAND IS COOKING AS WELL after watching your recipes and its sheer delight..
    Thanx aunty
    Please add more recipes asap…
    Love to you
    Jessica and Ali

  14. Hi Aunty,

    I tried this recipe and chutney came out very tasty.we had it with chapaty.
    Thanks a lot for ur wonderful and easy recipes.

  15. i just made this chutney….its so so so yummy…..thank u soooo much…!! u really a great gift to those like me who are just married, new learners and didnt even know the ingreditens name till marriage….he he he..!!! thanks again..!! keep smiling..!! :)

  16. Hi,
    I have just made 5 batches of your samosa’s and doubled up your tamarind chutney recipe and I CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW FANTASTIC everything came out! I can not wait for this afternoon when 45 dinner guests arrive!

    Thank you kindly for your excellent recipes!

    Irene

  17. This tomato chutney recipe is really delicious!

    I changed it a bit – I used cherry tomatoes since my garden was overflowing with them, and used dehydrated red chillies instead of green ones since I was out. I also used just a couple of spoons of sugar since I already had some sweet tomato chutney in the fridge, and reduced the chutney a bit more since the cherry tomatoes were so watery.

    Thank you also for setting aside your recipes which are vegan. It is much appreciated!

  18. Hello Madam,
    I really enjoyed the recipes they are very tasty and delicious I made the Mango Chutney and it was a big succes my whole family enjoyed it. i am from Honduras, Tegucigalpa
    thank you your friend
    Patricia mendieta

  19. Hi Aunty, your recipes are absolutely delicious! You are doing us all a big favor by sharing your traditional recipes. And the best part is the videos of the recipes, which makes it a lot easier to follow. They are so detailed and you take the time & effort to explain every little step. Thank you so much!!!

  20. Hi aunty, I love your recipes, and you remind me of my aunt :) I would like to ask, is it possible to make this chutney in advance, as I plan to make it in advance and serve it at my guest’s house. How long can this chutney last? Thank you. I am a big fan of your site now.

  21. Hello madam,
    small doubt about the tamarind chutney, can we use the besan(gram flour) as substitue for the cornstarch
    ur receipes are very simple easy to cook iam stater in kitchen ur receipes are very helpful for me, thank u very much !!!!!

  22. hi
    great recipe!
    can i put this chutney in the fridge after it has been cooked and when its room temperature? please do reply
    thanks.

  23. Hello Manjula,
    Thanks very much for all of your recipes – I try new ones at least once a week.
    I made this chutney today – it tastes very good.
    I admit that I always make changes to my taste — I added chilli powder for more heat, and some vinegar for more tang.
    Thanks again!

  24. dear manjula aunty,thank you for this recipe .today i make it and its comes very teasty .instad of suger i use splenda . because my mother-in-law have diabitis .but its teast is verygood .thank you

  25. hi Manju mam.
    ur recipes r very nice,explained very well. one doubt-in tomato chutney is it necessary to put corn flour? instead of corn flour can we put something else like rice flour?

  26. Hi Manjula,

    Thank you for all of your recipes. Are the tomatoes seeded then sliced, or do you use all of the tomato?

    Looks delicious!

  27. Hi Manjula Ji,
    Tomato chutney is my favorite…. it looked gr8 when u prepared & the way u explained is very easy, i can try it right now ……
    Thank u

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