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Tomato and date chutney in a glass bowl with tomatoes and dates in the background

Easy Date and Tomato Chutney Recipe!

Tremendously flavorful, this chutney is sweetened with dates and is tangy, has a hint of spiciness and is mouthwateringly delicious!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course accompaniment
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 69 kcal



  • 1 small onion minced
  • ½ lb fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 4 oz dates pitted and chopped
  • ½ inch ginger peeled and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic mined
  • ½ ts chili powder
  • ½ ts cayenne pepper
  • ½ ts salt
  • 3-4 tablespoon vinegar


  • Start by prepping your tomatoes, dates, onion, garlic and ginger. Dice the tomatoes and dates, and mince the onion, garlic and ginger in a food processor.
    Minced onion, ginger and garlic in a food processor, diced tomatoes and dates
  • Then simply add your prepped ingredients to a saucepan, along with the spice powders and vinegar.
    Diced tomatoes, diced onions, diced dates, minced ginger and garlic and spices in a saucepan
  • Bring this to the boil, and then simmer uncovered for around 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Date and tomato chutney cooking in a saucepan
  • Add a little water if the mixture gets too dry during the cooking process. Taste and at this point add extra salt, cayenne, or chili powder as you wish. Allow to cool and then serve cold!
    Tomato and date chutney in a glass bowl with a spoon


This chutney is a great accompaniment to:
  • Pappadums (my favorite!)
  • Dosas, idli, naan
  • Your favorite sandwich as a spread!
  • Tortilla chips used as a dip!
  • Your favorite Indian curry
  • Itself! I can easily eat this spoonful after spoonful!
Serve it cold and enjoy!


Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 201mgPotassium: 245mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 446IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chutney, condiment, date and tomato chutney, spicy condiment
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