Tomato chutney—a tart and sweet Bengali delight!2014-09-27
- Cuisine: Bengali
- Course: Sides
- Skill Level: Intermediate
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- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 20m
Like most people, Bengalis are extremely fond of their food; but let me tell you, they have very unique way of eating.
They start off with plain rice and something bitter- that could be a mixed vegetable called shukto or simply boiled karela (bittergourd). This apparently cleanses the palate of any other tastes and prepares it for the onslaught of the next courses.
This is then followed by the Niramish round which is essentially the vegetables.
After this comes the maach (fish) or the mangsho (meat).
This is then followed by the chutney (pronounced as chaatni) which could be made of dates, pineapple, mango or even tomato. These chutneys are sweet & tangy.
Finally you are served the mishti (dessert) which could be Mishtidoi, bhapadoi or some such thing.
Now without further ado, I take you on to the recipe.
- Tomato, chopped 11/2 cups
- Sugar-—3 tbsp
- Ginger, grated—1/4 tsp
- Mustard—1/2 tsp ( for the tempering)
- Red chilli, dry—1 (for the tempering)
- Salt—1 pinch for taste
- Lemon juice—1 tsp
Hope you enjoy this as much as I do!
For more Bengali recipes, please try
Matarshuti Kachori/ Peas kachori