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Khatti Meethi Tamatar ki Chutney [ Aromatic Sweet and Sour Tomato Dip]

Yummm....this is one chutney [dip] I can eat a bowlful :)) I know chutneys are to be relished in small quantities but I am crazy about this one. This recipe comes from my mum's kitchen.... 
Tamatar ki chutney

Ripe tomatoes - 4 medium size, cubed
Ginger - 1 tbsp [chopped]
Vegetable oil - 1 tbsp
Green chillies - 1 big [chopped]
Salt to taste
Jaggery [gur] or table sugar - 1/4 cup or more
Red chillie powder- [optional]
Roasted cumin powder - 1 tsp
Panchphoran* - 1.5 tsp

*Aromatic spice mix [a.k.a. Panchphoran]:
Fennel seeds [saunf] - 1 tsp
Feenugreek seeds [ methi dana]- 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds [rai] - 1tsp
Cumin seeds [zeera]- 1/2 tsp
Nigella seeds [Kalunji] - 1 tsp


Heat oil in a wok [kadai], once the oil is warm [not too hot] add panchphoran followed by chopped ginger, green chillies and add chopped tomatoes. Give a nice stir, add salt and let it cook on medium heat with lid on the wok.

Keep stirring in between and slightly beat the tomatoes with the back of the laddle to make it mushy. Once the tomatoes are cooked add jaggery. Adjust for salt and sweet taste. At this point you can add red chillie powder [optional].
In the end sprinkle roasted cumin seeds powder and mix well. Turn off the heat and transfer the chutney into a serving bowl.......

This chutney goes very well with all kinds of parathas/puris [Indian flat bread]


Priya said…
Sweet and sour tomato dip looks incredible, new for me..
Rachana said…
I make this dip too... its yummm:)
Vrinda said…
Nice glazing chutney,lov it...
Nina said…
This is new to me...i like anything tangy...khatta mitta types....nice dip:)
Pavani said…
That dip looks yummy.. Will try soon.
So tempting and the color looks divine!!!
Parita said…
Chutney sounds mmmm...mouth watering!
Prathibha said…
Lovely n simple dip
Deepti said…
I also make this with a little variation...luking fingerlicking gud.
This dip looks so tempting with its lovely color.
really colourful chutney...i make it too....tempting...first time here..Do visit me if you can
sunil baswal said…
Oooh so delicious chutney

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