Experience the sweet and spicy flavor of our homemade spicy tomato chutney. Made with fresh tomatoes, this chutney is the perfect accompaniment to your meals. Its mild and tangy flavor will add a delicious zest to your dishes.
Add it to sandwiches, burgers, or salads for some extra zing. Dig into the delicious and unique taste of our homemade spicy tomato chutney. Homemade Spicy Tomato Chutney is sweet and spicy and complex. It’s everything you want in a chutney (or a sauce).
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Sweet and spicy jam
But what is chutney?
In case you haven’t heard of it before, chutney is an East Indian condiment or sauce that’s made with fruit, vinegar, spices, and sugar.
A sweet and spicy jam, if you will.
This one’s a bit thin, so more like a sauce than a thick jam.
If you want a thicker chutney, you can cook it down some more. But, I like the consistency. It’ll go really well with pork or beef, as a sauce or a marinade.
It’s delicious with crackers over cream cheese.
And, I want to dip some bread into it.
Great on a sandwich too! You’ll find so many ways to use this sauce!
I found this recipe for tomato chutney when I was doing a little onion seeds research.
I used fresh from the garden sweet summer tomatoes. They have an incredible flavor and sweetness to them.
I highly recommend using great tomatoes because they’re the base of this recipe.
If you don’t have great sweet tomatoes, taste the chutney to see if it needs a little more sugar.
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Homemade Spicy Tomato Chutney Recipe
Spicy Tomato Chutney
- 8 tablespoons pure olive oil
- 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
- 2 teaspoons onion seeds
- 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
- 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
- 1 dried Chile de Arbol
- 1 dried California Red Chile
- 1 dried Mulato Chile
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups white distilled vinegar
- 4 ½ lbs tomatoes halved and cored
- salt to taste
- Place the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the seeds, the whole chiles and the chili powder to the oil. Cook one or two minutes until the seeds start to pop. Add the vinegar and sugar, and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add the tomatoes to the spices, and bring the mixture to a boil. Turn the heat down to low, and simmer for an hour. After about an hour, the skins should be separating themselves from the tomatoes and floating to the top. While the chutney simmers, pick out the tomato skins using a pair of tongs.
- Continue cooking until the tomatoes have evenly broken down, about ½ to 1 hour longer. Using the tongs, pick out and discard the chiles.
- While the chutney is cooking, prepare (get out and make sure they are squeaky clean) the jars you’ll use to store and/or give away the preserves. Transfer cooked chutney to the clean ready jars. I don’t actually go through the canning process, but if you would like to do so, please follow the instructions from the USDA’s National Center for Home Food Preservation or the official site from the makers of Ball jars.
- Keep for up to two months. Refrigerate and consume within 2 weeks after opening.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
Hi, i love the sound of this chutney, can you tell me how long can i keep this for.Thanks for the blog……
Juliana, Thanks so much. I typically think tomato based sauces can keep in the fridge, tightly covered, for up to about 4 days. Or you can freeze it for longer storage; I’ve always had really good luck freezing tomato sauces like this one. Like I say in the post, I’ve never canned it myself (I’m too lazy lol). If you would like to do so, please follow the instructions from the USDA’s National Center for Home Food Preservation or the official site from the makers of Ball jars.
I can think of so many uses for this tomato chutney!! I don’t think I can make it fast enough!!
I’m always looking for things to make for gifts for my neighbors. I’m going to save this to make for them!