Easy Spicy Tomato Chutney

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spicy tomato chutney

I am a firm believer in making my own sauces and condiments at home rather than resort to store-bought versions. For the most part, they are trouble free and much superior in flavor and freshness. I made this one to go along with my chickpea quinoa vegetable burgers. If I was going to go to the trouble of coming up with a fabulous vegetable burger, the least I could do is to dress it up with something made with as much care, if a whole lot less time!

Easy Spicy Tomato ChutneyEasy Spicy Tomato Chutney
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Cuisine: Indian
Published on March 17, 2014

Quick and simple, this spicy tomato chutney with fresh and sun-dried tomatoes is rich, vibrant and zesty

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  • 4 to 6 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 to 4 dried whole red chilies, broken into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 1-inch piece cinnamon stick
  • 2 large tomatoes, partially seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • a few pinches of asafetida
  • generous handful of dried curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Soak the sun-dried tomatoes in hot water for 30 minutes, then drain and finely chop.

  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add the chilies, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and cinnamon stick to the pan. Stir and fry for about 3 to 5 minutes until the cumin seeds darken a few shades and the mustard seeds turn grey and begin to pop. Add the sun-dried and fresh tomatoes along with the remaining ingredients. Cook, stirring often, until thickened — about 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled. The chutney will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Makes 2 cups

easy tomato chutney

Other condiments to serve up:
Coconut and Mint Chutney (Nariyal Podina Chatni)
Coconut Tamarind Chutney
Quick and Easy Tomato Chutney
Velvety Tomato Chutney


Priya Suresh said...

wat a terrific and super tempting chutney, mouthwatering here.

Unknown said...

Great recipe to share, this chutney is whipped out very frequently in our home...deliciously versatile x

Light Food Desire said...

awesome tomato chutney with sundried tomatoes, I need to try this soon, will let you know!

Light Food Desire said...

I used green tomatoes and a bit of red tomatoes, with all the other ingredients, delicious chutney! thanks