Tomato Chutney Recipe
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- ½ cup tomato paste
- 1 red bell pepper
- 2-3 tsp mustard seeds
- 1-2 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 sprigs fresh curry leaves (if cannot find fresh, use dried)
- 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
- 2 Tbsp maple sugar
- 1 Tbsp date syrup
- 1 Tbsp pomegranate sauce
- 3-4 tsp lime juice
- ½ cup water (for sauté)
- In blender, blend cherry tomatoes and bell pepper. Set aside for now.
- In a pan, roast mustard and cumin seeds until mustard starts to pop then add 2 sprigs of curry leaves and hing and roast for a minute.
- Then add the tomato paste and sauté until well mixed with the spices. Add 1 tbsp water to prevent sticking.
- Add the tomato & bell pepper mixture from the blender.
- Add maple sugar, date syrup and the pomegranate syrup.
- Cook down until slightly chunky.
- Turn off heat and add lime juice. I recommend lime juice not lemon, as the flavor is quite different with lemon.
My homemade tomato chutney is easy to make, extremely versatile, and packed full of healing foods. Chutney making is a long standing tradition in my family. My grandmother used to make massive batches of chutney in big pots called ‘deychka’ and they would get bottled for different members of the family. My grandmother’s chutneys have been taken to US, Canada, Middle East, UK – all over – wherever the family was, they took bottles of her chutney with them.
This tomato chutney is one that my mother makes. Like my grandmother, I also always make a big batch of this and portion out some to freeze. Having tomato chutney on hand can be a dinner-in-a-pinch lifesaver. Throw some gluten-free pasta of your choice (my family loves the Big Green Organic Millett pasta) and top with this tomato chutney, and voila, you have spaghetti…it makes a delicious pasta sauce.
It can also make a great pizza sauce if you wish to have a pizza with a South Asian – Indian twist!
The best part of this chutney is the incredible healing properties found within each ingredient. For example…
Tomatoes are such a powerful healing food. They contain their own variety of vitamin C that is bioavailable to the liver and lymphatic system. Tomatoes also support the immune system, helping it to remain strong to fight pathogens.
Tomatoes contain fruit acids that help rid sludge from the gallbladder and reduce the size of gallstones, helping to keep the gallbladder healthy. The mineral content in tomatoes is abundant, these can reach the deep inner core of the liver, helping to prevent disease where it commonly begins. Additionally, tomatoes are high in lycopene which is a favorite nutrient of the liver. The liver uses lycopene to prevent cell damage, and to help detox red blood cell safely.
“Tomatoes grow at night, under the moonlight, and the liver also responds to moonlight—when it’s a full moon, the liver tends to work harder at cleaning, filtering, and processing in the wee hours of the morning. When organic or heirloom tomatoes are in the diet, the full moon energy that they collected during their growing cycle works with the liver’s ability to cleanse.”
-Anthony William, Fresh Salsa Blog
Bell peppers contain six times as much vitamin C as oranges. They also contain a high amount of vitamin A and beta carotene, which help boost the immune system and improve vision.
Bell peppers have also been shown to help prevent blood clots and reduce the risk of heart attacks due to their high content of potassium, fiber, thiamine, beta-carotene, folate, zeaxanthin, and lycopene. Additionally, bell peppers have been show to help lower cholesterol levels and are beneficial to the brain. They have been shown to help strengthen memory and reduce brain fog.
Furthermore, bell peppers are an excellent weight-loss food. They have a high fiber content which helps curb appetite and keep you energized.
Cumin is an incredible spice to aid with digestive disorders such as indigestion, dyspepsia, stomach cramps, gastritis, bloating, constipation, nausea, and flatulence. Cumin seeds also contain vitamins E, A and B-complex in addition to being abundant in minerals such as zinc, selenium, iron, calcium, and manganese.
Cumin is known to help the body absorb and assimilate nutrients. Furthermore, it contains anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties that have been shown to reduce the risk of stomach, colon, and liver tumors. Cumin is also known to help with colds, flu, insomnia, asthma, pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, muscle spasms, and arthritis.
If you are a fan of sauces and chutneys, check out my Chutneys and Sauces Recipe eBook. This eBook is filled with my classic family recipes for chutneys and sauces. With a wide variety of mouth-watering recipes, writing this took me right back to my childhood. I was blessed to grow up in a family that shared in the love of traditional cooking and passed these techniques down from generation to generation.
My passion for flavorful cooking is something I wish to share with each one of you!
It is amazing how the addition of a simple sauce can literally transform any recipe. This eBook gives you many options for meal-altering, taste bud tantalizing, and recipe game-changers!
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