Tomatoes and Dates Chutney

Today’s special dish is made of Tomatoes in combination with Dates which is affluent in natural fibers; tomatoes too are incredibly versatile food and is used by Indians in almost every veg or non-veg food.

This Chutney (Sauce) is spicy, salty and sweet in taste and healthy too!!


  • Tomato 5-6 medium chopped
  • Seedless Dates 250 gm small pieces
  • Raisins ¼ cup
  • Panch-phoran ½ tsp
  • Haldi (Turmeric) ¼ tsp
  • Black salt ¼ tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder ½ tsp
  • Roasted Zeera (Cumin) powder 1 tbsp
  • Sounf (Fennel seeds) powder ½ tsp (optional)
  • Sugar 1 ½ cup
  • Fresh Lemon Juice 2 tbsp
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Red chili 1-2
  • Kasuri Methi (dried fenugreek leaves) a pinch


  • Heat oil in the kadhai (Fry pan) and add panch-phoran and let it crackle
  • Now add tomato, salt, haldi, red chili powder and cook in low heat till the tomatoes are soft
  • Add the Dates and ½ cup of water and mix well
  • Cover the kadhai with a lid and let it cook in low heat for 8-10 minutes, keep stirring in a little while
  • Check if the dates are soft then add sugar and raisins and fry in low heat
  • Once the mixture turns into a tick paste and brownish maroon in color add kasuri methi, zeera powder and saunf
  • Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes in low heat and add lemon juice
  • Remove from the heat and serve hot or cold with Parathas!!


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