Homemade tomato chutney

Homemade tomato chutney

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr, 10 mins


Makes about 1kg
Simple to make and is particularly good served with a hard cheese.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: nutrition per rounded tablespoon

  • kcal35
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.02g
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  • 500g red onion, finely sliced
  • 1kg tomato, chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, chopped (optional)
  • 4 cm piece ginger, peeled and chopped



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 250g brown sugar
  • 150ml red wine vinegar
  • 5 cardamom seeds
  • ½ tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…


  1. Tip all the ingredients into a large heavy-based pan and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring frequently. Simmer for 1 hr, then bring to a gentle boil so that the mixture turns dark, jammy and shiny. Place into sterilised jars and allow to cool before covering. Will keep for 6 weeks.

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13th Oct, 2012
Can you use green tomatoes that have not yet ripened?
21st Sep, 2012
Can anyone tell me how many jars this makes please?
13th Sep, 2012
This was the 1st chutney I have ever made and it was so easy. It was deliciouse . I gave a jar to some friends who rang to say how good it was. It has inspired me to try making more chutney. I didnt have cardomam seeds so left them out.
12th Aug, 2012
This is the second batch and I used 200g sugar and white onions (as had no red!) and still tasted lovely. I fact the white onions probably made the recipe less sweet so I am using the white onions again second time round. I am making orders for batches now as family really enjoyed it when I took it out to our picnic.
14th Jun, 2012
Made this for fathers day this weekend-added a squeeze of lime and some honey-tasted great!
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6th May, 2012
I didnt have any scales so estimated all the amounts and it was still very very good! I also only had white wine vinegar but I added some red wine ice cubes I had in the freezer. Still - absolutely delicious!!! Excellent recipe!
4th Jan, 2012
My daughter made this for me as part of my christmas present - absolutley delicious! she used dried chilli flakes instead of a fresh chilli and it had a bit of extra "kick" probably, as a result. i will ertainly be making it myself.
28th Dec, 2011
Made this as presents for grandparents at Xmas with the kids and everybody loved it. Very easy to do and a good intro. for kids.
28th Dec, 2011
I made this according to the recipe to have with ham (Christmas left overs). Everyone loved it. Second time I added a little more ginger and it was sensational. Second time I also left the lid off the pot during complet process and found it turned "jammy" a lot quicker. HAVE ALREADY RECOMMENDED THIS RECIPE TO OTHERS
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17th Dec, 2011
This is my first time making a chutney and I'm really pleased. It is sweet, but also delicious. I can't wait to have it with the Christmas ham.


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