My First Homemade Chutney!


I didn’t know that home made chutneys are so easy to make!  And so damn tasty!  I made this delectable tomato chutney with green tomatoes that were picked fresh out of my mother in law’s garden.  She is extremely gifted when it comes to gardening and my husband definitely inherits his green fingers from her. 


This chutney will go superbly with Indian flatbread due to the heat or with a strong mature cheddar or brie and crackers as it is also sour and slightly sweet! An all rounded chutney.  Shame that 1kg of toms gave me 1 small jar of chutney. However I know where I can find more tomatoes! Mother in law I’m on my way!

With tomatoes being harvested, do give this simple recipe a go! You’ll make it again and again


1kg green tomatoes cored and chopped
1 large white onion diced
1 cup cider vinegar
1¼ cup brown sugar
1 tbsp crystallized ginger
1 tsp red dried chilli flakes
1 tsp salt
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp mixed spice


Place all the ingredients into a large saucepan, mix well, bring the contents to a boil and then cover, simmer for 50 minutes on a low to medium heat







Make sure most of the liquid has evaporated, this will give the chutney an intense flavour


14 thoughts on “My First Homemade Chutney!

  1. I love green tomato chutney. It was my “gateway chutney.” Since then I’ve made a similar recipe substituting underripe plums and another with dried apricots and dates. So good!

  2. Ooo, this is a first, green tomato chutney eh? Green tomatoes are widely used in the southern part of the USA, they make so many great dishes with them. I love your chutney, I’m sure the chilli flakes and ginger gave it a nice zip!

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