Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Tomato Chatni / Tomato Chutney

The Bengali chatni is quite different from the usual other chutneys. It is usually sweet ... and whatever sour tang it has, it gets from its main ingredients like mango or tomato.
Very simple to make, this chatni can be had as a spread with bread / hot rotis. Also goes great with stuffed parathas.
Need : Chopped tomatoes, sugar, a pinch of salt, curry leaves, whole red chillies, mustard seeds, sliced ginger and a little cooking oil.
How to : Heat oil. Add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Now add the tomatoes and salt. Cook till tomatoes turn mushy.
Now add the sliced ginger and sugar. Cook till all water has dried up.


  1. nice pic!
    my mom makes this tomato chutney in the same way...

    have a great year ahead!

  2. My Mother used to make this when we would run short of vegetables for School lunch, and it was always a hit with my friends too - without the sugar! Yours looks great - this should taste great on bread and pizza too!

    Got back from Mahabaleshwar yestarday - all of us got a stomach infection and we have just flushed it out:(!! It is cold now in Poona, isn't it? Mahabaleshwar was really cold in the evenings but even there I think the winters are not like before!

    Happy New Year!

  3. this is my all time favorite sharmila... love the pic.

    happy new year to you and your family! Looking forward to many delicious posts.

  4. Looks delicious...and so simple, bet this would taste yum with plain roti's :-)

  5. Happy New year to you and your family...Have a Yummy 2009 :-)

  6. Tomato chutney ami shottyi chete chete khayi. got my hubby hooked to it too:-)

    Ami panch foron diye kori.

    Happy New year to you & Family! and waiting to more of my favorites next year:-)

  7. Sharmila,
    tomato chatni , aamra shobayi khete khob bhalo bashi...
    wish you a very happy new year ...
    hugs and smiles

  8. Thanks friends for appreciating my Tomato Chatni and the snap. :-)

    Good wishes for all of you for a great new year ahead. May it bring everything that you have always wished for. :-)

  9. I was looking for some chutney recipe..when I hit upon your blog. nice one! thanks.


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