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Garlic and Tomato Chutney

Garlic and Tomato Chutney, is a simple, spicy, packed with flavors, versatile homemade chutney. It can be enjoyed with any Indian Snack or Farsan as we call it in Gujarati. 
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course chutney, condiment
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 cup


  • ½ cup fresh garlic (approx 100g) minced
  • 1 cup fresh tomato puree thick without water
  • 2-4 tbsp red chilli powder
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Take 3-4 tomatoes. Chop them up roughly and puree without any water.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add mustard and cumin seeds.
  • When the seeds begin to sizzle, add mincced garlic. Lower the heat.
  • Saute the garlic for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Add tomato puree and salt. Mix well.
  • Allow the mixture to simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes. Th emixture should become thick and you'll see oil around the sides of the mixture.
  • Take the pan off the heat. Allow the chutney to cool down before serving.
  • Store in an airtight jar in the fridge. Stays fresh for a month if enough oil is used.


  • If you use less oil then the chutney stays fresh for only 2-3 days.
  • Add more hot oil. You can use the oil on its own as garlic oil for pastas, pizza or any dish.
  • Add red chilli powder according to your taste.
  • I pureed the tomatoes with the seeds and skin.
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