Tomato Chutney is a type of condiment that can eaten along with an Indian meal. It uses fresh tomatoes that are cooked along with curry leaves and different Indian spices till it becomes thick and almost “jammy.” It is sweet, spicy, seasoned with different masalas and loads of fresh tomato flavor!
It is a perfect addition to any Indian meal, or can be eaten alone with some hot puri, paratha, or roti bread as a heavier breakfast item! One of the most simplest, yet tastiest way to eat this chutney is with hot, fresh french fries. Instead of your traditional ketchup, you can use this tomato chutney to give your simple side items a bit more life and flavor!
- 5 ripe medium size roma tomatoes (cored and coarsely chopped)
- 1 Tbsp. fresh garlic (grated/minced/paste) – 3 cloves
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- ¼ cup of oil
- 4-5 curry leaves
- 1 Tbsp. Madras curry powder
- ½ tsp. turmeric
- 2 tsp. red chili powder
- ½ tsp. fenugreek seeds (yellow)
- Pinch of hing (asafoetida)
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamom
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- Add all ingredients into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring consistently.
- Reduce heat to simmer and allow to cook for about 1hr, till it becomes thick and jammy. Make sure to keep stirring.
- Serve at room temperature or place in an air-tight mason jar or bottle to refrigerate.
In order to get a better understanding of what spices are needed in this recipe, OR simply, what they look like so you can purchase at the store, I would like to recommend you take a look at my INDIAN SPICE page for more information: https://spiceculturecooking.com/indian-spices/
Pretty simple right? Sometimes the best recipes, are the easiest! This tomato chutney will really give you a better idea of how delicious Indian foods can be, whether they are a main item or side!