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Friday, August 28, 2009

Tomato Chutney

Serves: 8, Preparation time: 30 minutes

500 gms red tomatoes (ripe)
2 tbsp sugar
1 small tsp grated ginger
1 small tsp mustard seeds
2 whole red chilly
8-10 aam papad (cut into small pieces)
1 tbsp dates (khajur) deseeded and diced
1 tbsp mustard oil
half tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chat masala powder
a few raisins (kishmish)
1 tsp of cumin seeds (jeera), sauf and green cardamom (choti elaichi)- all roasted and then powdered toghether
a pinch of salt

Roast the mustard seeds and whole red chillies in a heated wok.When the mustard seeds splutter add oil and gradually add grated ginger, pinch of salt, haldi and chopped tomatoes. Saute the mixture for a minute and cover with a lid and let it simmer on low flame for 5-6 minutes untill the mixture turns tender and mushy. Now add sugar, diced dates and aam papad. Add a few raisins along with chat masala, stir it once in a while untill the desired consistency. Adjust the sweetness/tangy taste as per your liking. Garnish well with a sprinkling of roasted jeera,sauf and illaichi.


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