Monday, August 14, 2006

Easy Tomato chutney

This is a very easy chutney that will take about 15 minutes. It is the dessert-like
chutney and best enjoyed at the end of a meal with a little bit of rice.


Green chillies-3 (~your taste)
pitted dates-4 to 5
Raisins ~ handful
Sugar~4-5 tsp (or jaggery)
salt-1 pinch
Turmeric~1/2 tsp
Panch phoran~1 tsp


Heat oil in a cooking vessel. Add panch phoran as tadka (wait till it gets dark but not burnt). Add tomatoes, green chillies, salt and turmeric at medium heat. Stir a little bit and cover and let it cook (do not add water). Add dates and raisins midway stirring once or twice. When the tomatoes are completely cooked (absoltely mushy; yup it is a mushy story) add sugar and let the tomatoes cook a little more in its own juice. Allow it to cool. It is best enjoyed at room temperature or cold.

This chutney will stay good for about a week in refrigerator. Enjoy and Happy Independence Day!