Mixed Tomato Chutney

I’ve started to clear out some of the spent plants in the greenhouse and prepare it for overwintering some of our bulbs and container plants.

I have an abundance of unripe and ripe Tomatoes in there so we thought we use some of them and have a go at making some Chutney.


Here’s the ingredients –

900g tomatoes, mixed green and red

350g chopped onion

90g sultanas

250g light muscovado sugar

1 medium sized, hot red chilli or 1 teaspoon of chilli powder.

1 tsp salt

2 tsp yellow mustard seeds

300ml white wine vinegar

Separate the green tomatoes from the yellow/red ones, cut them in half and place them in a large pan with the onions.


Also, add the salt, chilli, sugar, mustard seed , sultanas and vinegar to the pan.

Place the pan on the stove and heat until boiling.

Once boiling, turn down the heat and simmer the contents for 25 minutes stirring occasionally to ensure the mix doesn’t stick to the pan.

Chop the yellow/red tomatoes and add them to the pan.



Simmer the contents for a further 35 minutes or until most of the liquid is reduced. Don’t worry about too much excess liquid as it will thicken when it cools.

Prepare your glass jars/containers.

Spoon the mixture into the jars. Let it cool, close the lids and place into the fridge.







4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Hyouten said,

    Those tomatoes look wonderful (and so does the chutney)! Once I get my own backyard, I will start planting my own tomatoes. I love cooking with it.

    • 2

      stiggyworld said,

      There’s nothing nicer than eating something you’ve grown yourself. Lets hope you get one soon as once you’re tried you’ll be hooked šŸ™‚ Maybe you could start off on a sunny window sill?

      • 3

        Hyouten said,

        Right now, my apartment makes it a little complicated for me to try and plant anything even on a window sill. I live on the second floor, and the my building’s position blocks off the sun while my back porch gets all the wind. I tried keeping a hardy mum a few months ago and that wasn’t too successful. The poor pot kept getting tumbled over by the wind and it didn’t get a lot of sunlight.

      • 4

        stiggyworld said,

        a-ha, i see. Well, hopefully you will get a little patch somewhere, someday soon.

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