Feb 8, 2011

Dates Tomato Chutney



Dates - Tomato Chutney

Kuch khatta, Kuch meetha, Kuch teekha ... And very tasty .....

Basic recipe - Woman’s Era Magazine 1996

Makes: 80 g ( 5 - 6 tablespoon - 1 cup )
Serves: 4 - 5

You will need

1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
3 tomatoes ( dark red color variety ), medium size
3/4 teaspoon ( 3/4 to 1 teaspoon ) red chilli powder
1 tablespoon jaggery ( melted and sieved )
1 teaspoon ginger, chopped
12 dates, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
2 tablespoon water

Method

Wipe each dates with a soft kitchen towel. Remove seed and chop finely.

In a wide frying, heat oil. Add mustard seeds.When they crackle, add chopped tomatoes and fry on a medium heat until tomatoes are well blended and water dries up ( 5 - 7 minutes ).

Add red chilli powder and stir for 2 minutes.

Add jaggery, ginger, chopped dates, salt to taste and water. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a low for 15 minutes or until done / tomato - dates mixture thickens / fragrant / water dries up.

Allow chutney mixture to cool for 15 minutes.

Transfer the chutney mixture into a mixer bowl ( mixer bowl should be dry ) / blender and make a very fine paste.

Serve with Samosa / Pakoda / Bajji or as a side dish with Rotis / Pulao / Biryani.

1 comment:

Priya said...

Slurp,droolworthy chutney..