Spicy and sweet - ginger, garlic, chili powder, and curry paste are just a few of the flavors in this tomato chutney. Best made with tomatoes fresh from the garden.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 4 pounds ripe tomatoes
- 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger root
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 3/4 cups white sugar
- 1 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 onions, diced
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 2 teaspoons mixed spice
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 pinch paprika
- 1 tablespoon curry paste
Fill a saucepan with water, and bring to a boil. Place tomatoes in boiling water, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until skins begin to crack and peel. Remove from water, cool, and peel.
Puree tomatoes with ginger and garlic in a food processor or blender.
Place tomato mixture, sugar, vinegar, onions, and golden raisins in a large saucepan. Season with mixed spice, chili powder, paprika, and curry paste. Simmer over medium heat until thick. Refrigerate until ready to use.
If mixed spice is unavailable in your area, you can substitute a mixture of cinnamon, coriander, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger.