Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sweet and sour tomato mango chutney


Bengali's special occasion menu is always incomplete without a sweet chutney. I personally prefer this type of tomato chutney at the end of a heavy and spicy meal. The tangy-ness of this chutney actually comes when tamarind is added but in the season when green mango is readily available I would always prefer adding that as it adds an wonderful flavor to the chutney. Another  specialty of this chutney is that it is cooked in a pressure cooker as suggested by one of my friend  which  actually reduces the time and effort requires while cooking.


Ingredients:

Tomatoes                    6
Green mango               1
Whole red chili            3 to 4
Sauf (fennel seed)            1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds            1/2 tsp
Roasted cumin and Sauf powder 1 tsp
Green chili (slitted)      3
Turmeric powder        1 tsp
Red chili powder        1 tsp
Sugar                         1 cup (Depend on the sourness of the mango)
salt (as per taste)
Raisins                       3 tbsps


Method:
1. Wash tomatoes and green mango and cut  into medium pieces.

2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add red chili, mustard seeds and sauf. Let mustard splutters. Add mango and tomato pieces, slitted green chili  and saute it for sometime. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt. Stir again so that it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pressure cooker.

3. Now add sugar and raisins and stirs for sometime.. Add water as required and cover the lid of the cooker and cook it up to 4 whistles in medium flame. Open the lid and mix it thoroughly. Add roasted cumin and sauf powder.Stirr until the gravy becomes thick. Check the the sweetness and add some more sugar if required.

Garnish with roasted sauf powder. Serve along with typical bengali food.

15 comments:

Raji said...

khatti meethi chutney..wow...my mout is watering.

Suman Singh said...

Oh, this is my favorite..love to have this with stuffed parathas..mmm...simply delicious..

divya said...

Awesome and colorful chutney...mouth watering here..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow very tempting chutney,mouthwatering here...

aipi said...

One of my fav- love it with stuffed parathas- loved your serving pot :)
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Viki's Kitchen said...

Chutney looks so tangy and flavorful....delicious!

SouthIndianHome said...

Mouthwatering chutney.Love both mango and tomato
South Indian Home

Padhu said...

Yummy sweet and tangy chutney

Priya said...

Mouthwatering here,wat a bright and inviting colour..yumm!

Zareena said...

Loved the color a lot. Will try this soon.

Jay said...

Bookmarking this...wannna try immediately...perfect version...;P
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Ambreen said...

This chutney looks so good...and the picture is wonderful!

Now Serving said...

super tongue tickler! Love this khatta meeta chutneys

Nithya said...

Looks so delicious :)

Suja said...

Wow mouthwatering chutney..makes me drool.

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