Fire Roasted Tomato Chutney

Fire Roasted Tomato Chutney from Journey Kitchen

Serves : 2-3


3 red tomatoes, medium size*

1 green chilly

1/2 cup coriander leaves (roughly chopped)

1/2 cup mint leaves (roughly chopped)

1/4 tsp cumin seeds/1/2 tsp cumin powder

1/2 tbsp lemon juice

Salt to taste


* Use the kind which are less juicy and have dense flesh.


Skewer the tomato with a fork and hold it over high flame on (smallest) gas stove burner. The fork will help you move the tomato around, in case you didn't know. I'm not doubting your intelligence by the way, I just doubt mine. You can also fire roast tomatoes on gas grill, charcoal grill or under a broiler. The skin will start to char and split while you rotate the tomatoes on all the sides. You want to totally blacken the skin. Transfer to a bowl to cool. Repeat with rest of the tomatoes. Once cool, slip off the skin from tomatoes.

Blend tomatoes, herbs and spices together to get a smooth chutney. Finish with lemon juice.

It is best served on the day its made but can be refrigerated upto 2 days.