Basic Tomato Chutney


A simple, basic tomato chutney is a stepping stone to many great dishes.

A simple start to those wanting to learn how to cook…

This sauce /chutney can be used to make curried baked beans, sugar beans curry, toss it through your pasta with some sweet chilli sauce and green pepper, a scrumptious potato and boiled egg curry or serve it on its own! Delicious!!!

1 onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, grated
1/2 teaspoon whole cummin seeds
1 chilli
1 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander and cummin powder
A few curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
Salt to taste

Sauté onion with cummin seeds and curry leaves in approximately 1/4 cup of vegetable oil until golden.

Add in the garlic and fry for a minute followed by the tomatoes and spices.

Leave to simmer until the oil starts to rise to the top and tomatoes are melted. If you need to add a little water, do so a little at a time.

– Chillies are optional. Add as many as you like, at any stage of the cooking process.
– Use this recipe as your guide. Adjust spices to your taste.
– Add a few more tomatoes for a delicious prawn chutney or a side for fried fish.
– When adding fresh chillies to your dishes, ensure you poke, slit, slice it to avoid it bursting.


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