Homemade tomato chutney

Homemade tomato chutney

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(58 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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3rd Nov, 2011
I didn't have any ginger so made it with out but because i like really spicy food added an extra 2 red chillies.This is the best chutney recipe i have ever made!
27th Oct, 2011
made this in august the family love it.
15th Oct, 2011
Absolutely delicious! I added more garlic and spices which balanced beautifully with the sweetness. Fantastic toasted on naan bread with Cheddar cheese. I've given a few jars away as presents too, so glad it was easy to make! I'll certailny be amking this again! Annie.
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15th Oct, 2011
This is FAB! we found it a bit too sweet though. I'm going to make another batch to use up the last of the greenhouse tomatoes but will use less sugar and add more chilli :). I'll definitely use this recipe over and over again!
12th Oct, 2011
easy to make very tasty, will make again
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27th Sep, 2011
Could anybody please tell me if it would make any difference to the recipe if I used regular brown onions ?
10th Sep, 2011
this is my first time making any kind of chutney, its still cooking! the aroma is amazing, cant wait to try, already burnt my mouth being inpatient. i also added two eating apples and small amount of cayenne pepper.
1st Sep, 2011
Just to echo a previous comment, has anybody tried keeping this for longer than 6 weeks? Does anybody know what it would only keep for 6 weeks if stored in sterile jars? I want to make this now ready for an Autumn market in the village in Nov.
13th Aug, 2011
this is lovely and so easy nice with tasty cheese and crusty bread
5th Jun, 2011
For my first attempt at chutney I thought this was a perfect, simple recipe. It has gone down well with everyone and I think will become a staple basic recipe that I can experiment with. I didn't have fresh chilli, garlic or ginger, so used the pre-prepped stuff in a jar which worked well. Excellent!


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