This sweet Bengali tomato chutney is perfect when you have season’s fresh tomatoes flooding your local farmer’s market. You can quickly turn a big bunch of ripe tomatoes into this delicious tangy yet mildly spicy tomato chutney. This tomato jelly has a very good shelf life so that you can enjoy a spoonful of this for the next couple of weeks.
For this easy tomato jelly recipe, all you need is a couple of absolutely ripened tomatoes, a pinch of paprika, handful of raisins and sugar. That’s it. You won’t get an easier recipe for Bengali tomato chutney.
This tomato jelly chutney recipe is perfect for those who like their chutney smooth and luscious. Here, I have cooked everything together and then sieved it to make this tamatar ki chutney absolutely skin or seeds-free. So, let’s check out what all ingredients we are going to need for this tomato and chilli chutney
How to make Bengali Tomato Chutney – Ingredients list
- Ripe Tomatoes
- Cinnamon Stick
- Lemon Juice
As you see, the ingredient list is short and crisp for this easy tomato chutney without onion or garlic. Unlike most Indian tomato chutney, this version of Bengali chutney is simple, sweet and lip-smackingly good.
Special Instructions for making this jelly-like sweet Tomato Chutney
- Use fully ripened tomatoes for this tomato chutney recipe. That way it would be less fibrous and more pulpy & sweet
- If you have issues consuming the skin and/or the seeds, you may discard them in the beginning itself. However, we are anyway going to pass the chutney through a fine mesh to make the jelly smooth
- Adding cinnamon is optional. I have made this sweet tomato chutney both with and without, and it tastes just as good
- Also, adding raisins is again a matter of choice. I know many who do not prefer raisins. So, if you prefer you can skip it
How to store this Tomato Jelly Chutney recipe
This sweet tomato chutney can be kept in an air-tight bottle in the refrigerator for a month of so. Since it is a cooked chutney recipe, it has a longer shelf-life. Also we have used natural preservatives here such as sugar and lemon juice.
So, let’s get started with this sweet yet slightly spicy tomato jelly chutney recipe. But before that, a couple more ideas for you.
A few more easy yet delicious chutney recipes from my blog
- Aam Jhol | Green Mango Curry Chutney
- Kancha Aamer Chatni/Chutney | Bengali Green Mango Chutney
- Indian Mint-Coriander Green Chutney Recipe
This sweet Bengali tomato chutney is perfect when you have season's fresh tomatoes flooding your local farmer's market. You can quickly turn a big bunch of ripe tomatoes into this delicious tangy yet mildly spicy tomato chutney. This tomato jelly has a very good shelf life so that you can enjoy a spoonful of this for next couple of weeks.
- 4 Tomatoes Large
- 1 tbsp Ginger
- ½ inch Cinnamon stick
- ¼ cup Sugar
- ½ cup Water
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 6-8 Raisins
Pressure cook the tomatoes with a pinch of salt, cinnamon, water and raisins till they turn soft and mushy.
Allow it to cool down completely and then blitz it a smooth liquid
Now pour the liquid in a wide mouth pan and allow it to simmer
Once it turns half in quantity, add sugar and give it a stir. Adjust sugar as per taste. Once you see it sticking to the edges and bubbling, turn the heat off.
Add the grated ginger, lemon juice and a pinch of paprika powder or mild chilli powder. Mix and allow it cool down completely before bottling and storage.