A delicious twist on the classic Indian tomato chutney. The twist? Fragrant roasted sesame seeds. The addition of earthy sesame to sweet tangy tomatoes turns this already yummy dip into a creamy versatile spread.
And here is the recipe:
Yield: For 4
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
- 1 tbsp flavorless oil (grapeseed, sunflower, or canola)
- 2 medium-sized Roma tomatoes or 1 Beefsteak tomato
- 1 dried Kashmiri red chili (optional)
- 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chili powder or Paprika powder
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- Salt to taste
Add the oil to a saucepan on medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the sesame seeds and roast until golden-brown.
At this point, add in the tomatoes, Kashmiri red chili, red chili powder, and salt. Cook until the tomatoes become mushy. Add a splash of water to deglaze the pan and if the mixture is too dry.
Set the pan aside for the mixture to cool. Once cool, add the contents to a food processor and blitz till smooth.
This chutney works great as a dip for snacks such as raw veggies, samosas, pakoras, etc. It also works amazing as a spread for rice cakes and wraps!