2 tblsp panch phoron
1/2 kg sugar
salt to taste
2 red chillies whole
1 tsp oil
1/2 kg tomatoes
1 tsp tamarind pulp
How to make tomato chatni :
Wash and cut the tomatoes into quarters.
Soak the tamarind in warm water for few minutes.
Take off the pulp of the tamarind, strain and keep it aside.
Prepare sugar syrup of one string consistency.
Heat up oil in a pan, mix in panch phoron and dry red chillies.
When it starts to crackle mix in tomatoes and cook.
Mix in the sugar syrup along with a little salt, dates and little water if required.
Stir fry till it is dark red in colour and thick.
Stir and then mix in tamarind pulp.
Dry roast the panch phoron and grind it to a powder.
Sprinkle the panch phoron powder over the chutney.