Thursday, December 25, 2008

Dates Tomato Chutney and Happy Christmas

Let me first wish everybody a happy Christmas .May God Bless everybody and let there be peace and prosperity in earth.
Well we were busy decorating our small Christmas tree.My little one was more than happy to help me out decorating the tree.Her little wish was fulfilled by Santa this year .When she woke up it was a cute, lovely doll that was waiting for her. Her granparents were the real Santa this time!!

Now to the recipe, this is tomato chutney, made with dates, raisins and mango candies, called aamsatto in Bengali.
Bengali’s love this tomatorer Chutney and it stays fresh for 3-4 days and even taste better the other day.

Dates Raisin Tomato Chutney
3-4 tomatooes chopped

1 cup of dates ,seeds should be taken out for better.
½ cup of raisins, and Aamsatto
½ cup of sugar or as per taste
Some water

In a large pan/kadhai, add chopped tomatoes, dates and raisins(Kish-mish)
Add in sugar+ some water+aamsatto
Now lower the flame and cover
Cook for 7-10 mints at low

Take out and let it cool.
Store in refrigerator, stays fresh for 3-4 days.

Wish Everybody a Very Happy Christmas .Let there be peace and prosperity on earth.
Happy cooking friends


Mango candie or mango leather is a dried and sweetened mango pulp.
Generally the pulp is taken out after peeling the skin,pureed and it’s sweetened either by jaggery or cane sugar, and then its smeared on a gresed plate .This is then sun-dried for 6-8 days depending on the availability of sunlight.
On the other hand, its possible to make it in a conventional oven just like some people make sun-dried tomato, or roasting of vegetables .One thing that should be kept in mind is the temperature and duration of drying .Its always good to make it at low temperatures kind of very slow process.
Or any fruit pectin can be used for making mango candie also.

This chutney is most flavorful if made with sundried mango leather or aamsotto.I am sure mango leather is available in Indian Grocery Stores as aam papri .

Happy Cooking Friends


  1. That Santa is cute! What do you eat the chutney with, traditionally?

  2. Kodin agei tomato chaatni banalam Jaya .. khejur dite bhule gechi.:-)
    Merry Xmas to you too. :-)

  3. I love this recipe. I will look for the mango candie so that i can give it a go.

  4. Sra,
    We eat it as last course in a traditional meal with papads and with rice ....but for a change i even like eating it with rotis..

    Thanks you!

    ya sure try it , you will like it..
    mango candies or mango leathers , I am sure you can find it in any Indian grocery store ...
    hugs and smiles

  5. Congrats on your 2nd year of blogging and happy new year!

  6. Jaya, the mango candied, are they dried and sweetned mangos?

  7. Valentina,
    yes they are dried , mostly sun-dried and sweetened ..

    They are also called as "Aam papri" or "aamsotto" in Bengali.

    can you go over my old post of Gooseberry chutney , there is a pic where you will see for more details ..
    hugs and smiles

  8. this is my all time favorite. I made my mom make some extra and freeze before she left.

    happy new year Jaya! Looking forward to many delicious posts.


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