Tomato & Dates Chutney

Tomato & Dates Chutney sounds different but friends believe me this is a very tasty recipe. This recipe is specially made by my husband. Once you try this delicious dish, you are going to fall in love with this.


Tomato – 250 gm

Dates – 300 gm

Ginger paste – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Oil – 2 tsp

Sugar – 5 tbsp

Roasted fenugreek (methi)  powder – 1/5 tsp or 2-3 pinch

Salt as per taste

Green chilli – 2 no (cut into 2 pieces)

Bay leaf – 1 no

Panch Phoran – ¼ tsp

Tamarind pulp – 3 tbsp (soak 1 tsp tamarind with 3 tbsp water, mash nicely, strain and then use)

Milk – ½ cup

Jaiphal powder – 1 pinch


To make this tomato & dates chutney, take a bowl, add roughly chopped tomato without seeds and add turmeric powder. Mix very well and rest for 10 minutes. Soak the dates in water for 15 minutes. Now heat a pan, add oil and let the oil becomes heat then add panch phoran, green chillies, bay leaf and ginger paste, fry for 30 seconds then add marinated tomato. Here we fry the tomato for 5 minutes on high flame. Now add soaked dates and salt as per taste.

Now mix all the ingredients nicely and continuously fry them for 8-10 minutes on medium to high flame or fry till tomato becomes soft. After that add milk and sugar and fry till it becomes dry and dark colour or reddish. Now add tamarind paste and mix all for 2 minutes then switch off the gas. After that add fenugreek powder and jaiphal powder and mix all the ingredients very well. Finally our tomato & dates chutney is ready to serve. Friends do try this recipe at your home and please share your feedback. We always love to hear from you.

2 thoughts on “Tomato & Dates Chutney

  1. Mobeen Ashraf Reply

    “Sounds different” well said. Will definitely try it thanks for the idea.. bit skeptic 🤨 but will give a try

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