Tomato Dates Chutney



Try the very famous Oriya/Bengali preparation of Tomato Dates Chutney aka Tamata Khajuri Khata .
Dates are rich in dietary FIBRE, ANTIOXIDANTS and the essential minerals POTASSIUM and MAGNESIUM. A diet that regularly includes low-fat, nutrient-dense foods like dates may enhance your health and help decrease your chance of developing many chronic disease.
If you are using meaty juicy dates and you don’t have a very sweet tooth, you will not even need to add sugar. You can replace brown sugar with Jaggery/molasses too. However, jaggery/ molasses generates some heat in the body especially when you have it in summer. So the choice is yours.

What You Need:

1 Tomatoes 6
2 Seedless Meaty Dates 10 or 12
3 Oil 1 tbsp
4 Mustard Seeds 1/4th tsp
5 Cumin Seeds 1/4th tsp
6 Fennel Seeds 1/4th tsp
7 Fenugreek Seeds 1/4th tsp
8 Onion Seeds 1/4th tsp
9 Fenugreek Seeds 1/4th tsp
10 Salt 1/4th tsp
11 Curry Leaves About 5
12 Brown Sugar (Optional) 1 tbsp
13 Dry Red Chili 1 broken into half
14 Water 1 cup



Steps To Make:

Heat mustard oil on high till smoking point.
Reduce flame and add all the seeds in the order mentioned above from point 4 till point 7.
Add curry leaves, red chili, dates, chopped tomatoes and pinch of salt.
Add sugar, 1 cup water and mix.
Cover and cook on low flame till water is well absorbed, dates and tomatoes are well cooked.

Enjoy this divine dish with rice and daal.


2 comments:

  1. Quits a delicious chutney, cant wait to try.

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