Tamaatar Khatta _(tomato and date chutney)

Course sidedish
Cuisine bengali, Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 6 ripe large tomatoes
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 inch ginger
  • 1 green chilie
  • 2 tbsp jaggery powder, or grated jaggery
  • 4-5 whole dates chopped into bits
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 whole dried red chili
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds


  1. Chop the tomatoes into tiny pieces. Grate the jaggery. Pound the ginger, garlic and green chili.

  2. Heat some oil in a pan. add the mustard seeds and dried red chili. Once it pops add the ginger garlic chili paste to it. Saute to 1 min till fragrant.

  3. Now add the tomatoes to it, add salt and cook on high till it starts getting mushy.

  4. Now add the jaggery powder and dates and cook on low heat till thick and cooked well. 

    Adjust sweetness according to your own taste.