Spicy and sweet Tomato chutney

Posted: May 20, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Spicy and sweet Tomato chutney

My mom used to make this chutney which is very simple and delicious.  Whenever there is ripen tomatoes lying in the fridge this recipe is perfect to make use of them. I usually serve this with any kind of stuffed paratha so that it balances the flavor with the spiciness of the paratha.

Sweet and Spicy Tomato chutney


  • 4 Tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 6 Tablespoon sugar( you can adjust the sweetness by your taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 dried red chillies

For garnish

  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds


  • Wash and roughly chopped the tomatoes.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, add cumin seeds and let it get brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook uncovered for about 5 minutes, as the quantity of tomatoes is reduced add sugar, salt, red chilli powder and stir well.
  • Cover the pan and cook for about 5 minutes more.
  • Meanwhile roast cumin seeds in another pan, just till you get the aroma of the spice.
  • Put the roasted cumin seeds on cutting board and with the help of rolling-pin roughly crush them.
  • Sprinkle the roasted powdered cumin seeds on the tomato chutney.


  1. oriya foodie says:

    love the tomato chutney too!

  2. nisha says:

    These chutney sounds yum, First time here . You have lovely space.

    Happy Blogging

  3. Hema says:

    Suman, tomato chutney looks yummy and love the color.

  4. Tes says:

    It looks so nice. It’s so fresh and healthy. I love the idea of sweet chutney, it just cut the spicy and intense taste of curry dishes. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Suma,, tomato chutney looks perfect dear i like to have with spicy startes taste good.

  6. Sridevi says:

    Hi Suman, cumin and sugar with tomatoes makes it a perfect dip for parathas and some starters.

  7. Suman, six tablespoons of sugsr !!! is this not too much? A very tangy tomato chutney. Children will love it 🙂

  8. sowmya says:

    chuteny looks nice and tangy..

  9. sweetlife says:

    love your chutney…great color


  10. Joanne says:

    Tomatoes sound perfect for a chutney! I am definitely going to have to make this.

  11. I love tomato chutneys like this…I can have with almost anything…yours looks very good and inviting 🙂

  12. Tomato chutney is a regular dish at my place…so yumm 🙂

  13. Malar Gandhi says:

    Sweet chutney sounds delish…we make more or less similar to gow ith biriyanis, back home.

  14. Gayathri says:

    Hey thats a yummy and colourful chutney yaar….looking gr8….

  15. Priya says:

    Wow Suman beautiful and droolworthy chutney, looks awesome..

  16. incidentalcooksuman says:

    thats a lovely coincidence dear!…thanks for dropping by…tk care!

  17. Namitha says:

    What a coincidence,We have posted a tomato chutney today 🙂 This sounds different and yumm

  18. what a bful color..the chutney looks simple yet divine

  19. Rajee says:

    Lovely chutney. My recipe is very similar to yours. I do agree, stuffed parathas and tomato chutney combo is out of this world 🙂

  20. simple and delicious chutney, i add onions too in tomato chutney but yours too look very nice suman,

  21. Deesha says:

    The chutney looks lovely. Love the tangy taste of tomatoes

  22. incidentalcooksuman says:

    thanks Priti for ur lovely comment…

  23. Priti says:

    Suman the chutney looks so yum and lovely colour

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