Sweet tomato chutney with raisins

Traditionally, the sweetness to this chutney is given by jaggery, but i have used sugar.

Raisins will impart the slight tangy taste in this otherwise sweet chutney.

There are innumerable ways this chutney can be made – with dates or mango leather, cashew nuts, etc.

While penning this down i am getting nostalgic and can recall the sweet and tangy aroma of this chutney cooking during the Puja πŸ™‚

Presenting here as a part of the Durga Puja Platter.

durga puja platter

durga puja platter - sweet tomato chutney with raisins

Here’s what i did………..


1 cup – finely chopped ripe tomatoes

1 tbsp – raisins or sultanas

5 1/2 tsp – sugar

1/2 tsp – tumeric powder

1 tsp – vegetable oil

1 nos – bay leaf

1 nos – dried whole red chili

pinch of mustard seeds

1/2 cup – water (optional)


Wash and soak the raisins 15 mins before cooking. Heat oil and temper with red whole chili, bay leaf and mustard seeds. Add the raisins, stir. They will swell up. add the chopped tomatoes, tumeric powder and water. Cover and cook on a low flame till tomatoes soften.

Add the sugar and cook till sugar melts. If the sauce is too watery, increase the flame and dry up to desired thickness.

Cool and serve at room temperature with hot and steaming Khichuri bhog and Labra.

Happy cooking !! πŸ™‚

Cheers !! πŸ˜€


About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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18 Responses to Sweet tomato chutney with raisins

  1. Pingback: Durga Puja Platter | acbistro

  2. Malar says:

    Looks awesome Andy!!!

  3. Lori says:

    Including raisins….very creative!

  4. Sounds Yummmmy Andy……

  5. Wow..great contrasting flavors combined together :).

  6. I have tasted this once but never had recipe.. Thanks sharing Andy

  7. Everything looks so flavorful and tempting πŸ™‚

  8. Sophie33 says:

    MMMMMMM,….It looks very tasty!

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