Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney

Sweet and Sour Tomato Pickle

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This zesty chutney is beaming with the balanced notes of effective but common spices like red chillies and mustard. Tomatoes team up well with onions and garlic to give a nice taste and pulpy mouth-feel.

The sweetness imparted by sugar is obvious in this unique chutney, but restrained enough to accentuate the tangy and spicy flavours.

Vinegar acts as a preservative and extends the shelf-life of the Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney, while a squeeze of lemon imparts an invigorating sourness to it.

You can also try making other chutneys like Khajur Imli Ki Chutney or Malgapodi and Tomato Coconut Chutney

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Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney recipe - How to make Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 0.5 cup (7 tbsp )
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1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp oil
1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
2 dry red chillies (pandi) , broken into pieces
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
2 tbsp finely chopped onions
1 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the bayleaf, dried red chillies and mustard seeds and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and saute on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the sugar, vinegar, chilly powder, lemon juice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Use as required.


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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy103 cal
Protein0.4 g
Carbohydrates15.3 g
Fiber0.7 g
Fat4.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium4.5 mg

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Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney
 on 06 Apr 21 07:21 PM

Have just read your directions. Am going to try it out right now and let you know. Can we add curry leaves to give it a southern flavor. Best always.
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Tarla Dalal    Yes, you can add curry leaves. Please try the recipe and share your comments with us.
09 Apr 21 05:54 PM
Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney
 on 12 Mar 19 03:32 PM

Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney
 on 06 Jul 18 03:51 PM

Tangy tomatoes with sugar tastes like tomato jam. When my mother makes subzis that I dont love, I eat this chutney and roti!
Sweet and Sour Tomato Pickle
 on 04 Sep 16 06:37 AM

This is a lovely recipe, everyone in the family appreciated this.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Monika , we are delighted you loved the Sweet and Sour Tomato Pickle recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking
06 Sep 16 09:24 AM
Sweet and Sour Tomato Pickle
 on 09 Sep 10 10:02 AM

I was anyways bored of making regular mango and chilli pickles and now I’ve found a treasure for my pickles collection which I can make and enjoy at any time of the year.