Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Hot and Sweet Tomato - Raisin Chutney

Ingredients:
Tomatoes - 1/2 pound, Roma tomatoes would be a good option
Raisins- 1/2 cup
Light Brown Sugar- 3/4 cup
Sugar- 1/4 cup
Red chillies- 2
Garlic-1/2 large pod
Vinegar-1/4 cup
Red chili powder- 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tbsp
Salt- to taste

Method:

1. Boil the tomatoes in hot water for 5 minutes and remove the skin. Chop the tomatoes and keep aside.

2. Soak the raisins in a bowl of water for an hour. Grind the chillies, cumin seeds and garlic to paste. Heat a pan, add oil and then add in this paste. Fry the paste for 5 minutes on low heat.

3. Add in the chopped tomatoes, the light brown and white sugar, raisins and the chili/cumin/garlic paste from step 2. Stir this on medium heat until it turns deep red. Add in the chili powder and salt to taste. Turn off the heat. Let it cool and then store in a dry/airtight container.


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