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Bengali Sweet Tomato Chutney

Runa Ganguly
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Bengali Sweet Tomato Chutney RECIPE

This is a sweet tomato chutney, prepared in Bengali household, especially on special occasions.Its a must have dessert/ side dish in pujas(alongside khichuri) and along with a great family lunch

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • West Bengal
  • Simmering
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 tablespoon mustard oil
  2. 1 dried red chilli
  3. 1/2 tablespoon Bengali paanch phoron seeds
  4. 2 large ripe tomatoes rinsed,chopped roughly
  5. 1 teaspoon/to taste salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon citric acid/1 tablespoon tamarind extract
  8. 1 tablespoon sugar
  9. 3-4 pieces of chopped dates
  10. 5-6 small pieces of dried mango sheet(aam paapad)
  11. 6-8 raisins
  12. 5-6 cashews


  1. Heat oil in a wok and add dried red chilli and paanch photon seeds
  2. Once the seeds to splutter,add the chopped tomatoes and salt
  3. Mix well and cook covered till tomatoes turn slightly mushy
  4. Now reduce heat and add the tamarind/ citric acid,sugar and turmeric powder
  5. Now cover and cook well until tomatoes soften completely (you will see the skin peel off)
  6. Add the dates,mango sheets, raisins and cashews
  7. Mix well and let simmer on low heat until the mango sheet and dates absorb the flavours and soften as well
  8. Once done,take off heat and transfer into a serving bowl
  9. Serve warm/chilled accompanied by piping hot khichudi(khichdi)
  10. Enjoy!

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Neema Bhardwaj
Neema Bhardwaj   Sep-25-2018


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