Fabulous tomato chutney


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About this recipe: This tomato chutney recipe is easy to make and tastes great just on crackers. As this chutney disappears instantly with my family and friends, I always like to make a large amount (but there is still never enough to satisfy the demand...).


Serves: 40 

  • 2.75kg ripe tomatoes
  • 775g sugar
  • 8 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated root ginger
  • 4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

  1. Remove the stems from the tomatoes and chop the tomatoes into small pieces.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a heavy-bottomed pan, and bring to the boil. Reduce the temperature and let simmer for 90 minutes without a lid.
  3. Season to taste. Pour while still hot into sterilised jars and screw tightly closed. Turn the jars upside down and stand them on their lids. Allow them to cool completely.

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Reviews (8)


This is one of a very few slow cooking chutney recipes I found which brings back the childhood memories! Like my grandmother used to do I added some red pepperonis to this recipe and now I got some "orders" from lots of friends and family members! - 13 Aug 2011


Very disapointed, what a waste of nearly 3 kgs of tomatoes... and i stuck to the recipe very strict - 28 Aug 2011


1st timer at making chutney and have to say very easy to do, tastes lovely (and that's before it's cold) didn't use cloves - 15 Sep 2011

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