Tomato and Chili Chutney Recipe: Easy and Quick

This tomato and chilli chutney is a very refreshing dip for your savoury snacks. With a tangy and spicy flavour that mingles with the herby fragrant, this chutney is one easy sauce you want to put among your food spread.

Pakistani tomato and chilli chutney in a white bowl with some coriander leaves, lemon and green chillies on the background

Tomato and Chilli Chutney

This tomato and chili chutney is a very refreshing dip for your savory snacks. With a tangy and spicy flavor that mingles with the herby fragrant, this chutney is one easy sauce you want to put among your food spread.

This chutney in Pakistani style recipe may remind you of Mexican salsa. And it’s rather interesting how we mankind make similar things (if not the same) and use totally different names. However, I think travel might have influenced exchanges between cultures. 

a bowl of tomato and chilli chutney Pakistani style with an overlay text

Anyhow.

This tomato and chili chutney almost always appears whenever savory snacks such as samosas, aloo tikki, vegetable pakoras, or potato pakoras are served. And it is often put out alongside chicken kebabs, lamb kebabs, or chicken seekh kebabs

And now the summer is just around the corner, and we are looking into doing lots of BBQs. This spicy tomato chutney will have to make its way among those BBQ recipe ideas

Fresh Ingredients

The main ingredients for this chutney are tomatoes, onion, chilies, salt, and sugar.

You can use fresh tomatoes or tinned tomatoes. I use tinned tomatoes most of the time as they are almost always lying in my kitchen cupboard. But you’re more than welcome to use fresh tomatoes when they’re more available to you.

ingredients for making tomato and chilli chutney

As for chillies, I suggest fresh ones. Because they give better flavour and fragrance.

When it comes to other ingredients such as cucumber and coriander leaves, they can be optional. But using them makes the chutney tastes more refreshing and lighter.

Last but not least, you need lemon to give that delicious tangy flavor. However, if you don’t have it, you can replace it with one lime or one teaspoon of white vinegar. But please try your best to get lemon first.

Easy and Quick Method

What I love about this chutney is that it takes literally 5 minutes for me to create. 

All you do is pinch, cut, and chop the ingredients. Then dump everything in a blender or food processor before you give it a blitz for about 10 seconds (more or less, depending on your gadget). 

photo collage of how to make Pakistani tomato and chilli chutney

When you process the ingredients in your chosen appliance, make sure you don’t do it too long. What you want is a blended ingredient with some rough and chunky pieces. It’s not a smooth one like tomato ketchup. 

Way to Store

This Pakistani tomato chutney is a bit different from the other chutney. It is fresh and not cooked at all.

Therefore, it doesn’t have a very long life due to its freshness.

When stored in a tight-lid container, you can keep the chutney in the fridge/ refrigerator for about 3 days. 

Endless Ways to Enjoy

As mentioned above, you can serve the chutney as a dip for your savory snacks or barbecue menus. 

But don’t stop there. You can also use the chutney as a sauce for your chicken wrap or a dip for your crisps like potato crisps/ chips, tortilla chips, etc. 

And I often put tomato chutney to replace tomato ketchup when eating the famous fish and chips. 

More Pakistani Chutney Recipes

Thank you for checking this Pakistani tomato and chili chutney recipe. I hope you try it. When you do, it will be great if you share what you think about the recipe in the comments below. 

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Before you go, don’t forget to check my other Pakistani chutney recipes that you may like.

Thank you and all the best.

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Tomato and Chili Chutney Recipe: Easy And Quick

This tomato and chilli chutney is a very refreshing dip for your savoury snacks. With a tangy and spicy flavour that mingles with the herby fragrant, this chutney is one easy sauce you want to put among your food spread.
Author: Devy Dar
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Sundries
Cuisine: Pakistani
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • Kitchen knife
  • Chopping board
  • Blender.

Ingredients

  • 7.55 ounces canned tomatoes.
  • ¼ medium sized onion or ½ small onion.
  • 2 green chillies.
  • cucumber about 10-15 cm/ 3.94 in.,
  • 1 lemon.
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or according to taste.
  • 1 teaspoon sugar.
  • A handful of coriander leaves.

Instructions

  • Roughly chop the onion, cucumber, chillies and coriander.
  • Place the tomatoes, onion, chillies, coriander, cucumber, coriander, salt and sugar in a blender.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice into the mixture.
  • Blitz the blender for about 10 seconds or until all the ingredients are blended but not smooth.
    

Notes

  • You can swap the tomatoes with fresh ones. 2 medium-sized tomatoes will be enough for this recipe.
  • When it comes to taste, you may want to add the flavour i.e. salt and sugar according to your taste. Feel free to adjust.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

Disclaimer

Nutritional info in this recipe is only estimate using online calculator. You should refer to it as a guide only. Please verify with your own data if you seek an accurate info.

Author: Devy Dar

Title: Food Writer, Recipe Developer, and Digital Content Creator.

Bio:

Devy Dar founded So Yummy Recipes and Drizzling Flavor to share her love of food after exploring various cultures and cuisines for more than two decades. Her mission is to help others easily recreate traditional and non-traditional food with readily available ingredients. Her works have been featured in Reader’s Digest, Al Jazeera, MSN, Yahoo, Bon Appetit, and more. 

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