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Tomato Chutney       Veg   CD   ACC


Vegetarian  Vegetable  Cold  Accompaniment  Pickles Preserve  Preserves  Preserving


24 red tomatoes, coarsely chopped 
8 Onions, coarsely chopped                    
2 cucumbers, coarsely chopped  
30g/1  oz Salt                                       
1kg/2.2 lb Sugar                           
1 tsp Cayenne pepper                 
2 tbsp Curry powder   
8 onions
1L/35fl.oz. Vinegar
3 tbsp Mustard
6 tbsp Plain Flour

1. In a large bowl, mix together the tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and salt. 
Cover with a plate and leave overnight.

2. The next day, prepare the jars (see notes below).

3. Strain off liquid from the tomato mixture and place in a large saucepan.  
Add the sugar and vinegar, bring to the boil then continue to boil until tender.

4. Add mustard and cayenne pepper, then lightly sprinkle in the flour and 
thicken  curry powder. Continue to simmer until thickened, adding a little 
more vinegar if necessary. 

5. Fill the warm jars, cover, seal and label (see notes below) 
Can be used immediately.


Notes:    see also General preparations


Jars - Use jars which are free from cracks, chips or flaws the best sizes to use are 450g/1lb

although 1kg/2lb jars can be successfully used for pickling fruit/vegetables.  Prepare the jars by washing well in warm soapy water and rinsing thoroughly. Dry the jars in a cool oven (140C, 275F, Gas Mark 1).  Fill whilst still warm to prevent the jars from cracking when the hot filling is added.


Filling and covering the jars  Fill to within 1cm/ inch of the top.  Whilst still hot,  cover with a waxed disc (wax side down) ,  immediately place a cellophane disc over the top then cover with a screw top lid.


Storage Store in a cool dark place.











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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Boil - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time.


Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size


Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.


Tips, Options and Substitutions

 See above

Main equipment required to make this recipe


Chopping Knife

Chopping Board


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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