Tangy Yummy Tomato Dates Chutney – It’s has tangy and sweet taste made with tomato, dates, and jaggery. It goes well with stuffed aloo paratha.
Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals. It’s a good source of energy, sugar, and fiber. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc are found in dates. It also contains vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.
Whereas in Jaggery is loaded with antioxidants and minerals such as zinc and selenium, which in turn help prevent free-radical damage and also boost resistance against infections. Jaggery also helps increase the total count of hemoglobin in the blood.
Finely chopped tomatoes – 5
Finely chopped deseed dates – 20
Raisins – 1/2 cup
Jaggery – 1/2 cup
Hot Water – 1 cup
Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Grated ginger – 1/2 inch
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Tumeric – 1/4 tsp
Green chili – 4
Mustard oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
Methi seeds – 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
- Finely chopped tomatoes. Heat oil in a pan and since we are using mustard oil let it reach smoking point.
- Add mustard seeds, cumin, methi, fennel seeds and ginger saute for 15 seconds.
- Now add chopped green chili followed by chopped tomatoes, turmeric and cook till they are almost mushy (cook on medium flame and covered ).
- Now add chopped dates and raisins with one cup of hot water.
- Boil for 1 minute then add salt, red chili powder and cook till everything has gelled in a thick mushy consistency. Now chopped jaggery and cook till it melts.
6. Cook for another 2 minutes. Sprinkle black pepper powder and mix well. Let to cool for 10 minutes.
7. Take half of the prepared chutney and grind into smooth paste. Now cook both paste and remaining chutney together for 2 minutes so that they mix well.
8. Let it cool down and store in a glass jar. It stays up to 20 -25 days in a refrigerator.
* You can skip grinding part.
* Adjust chili and jaggery quantity to your taste.