3 jars of chilli tomato chutney

Chilli Tomato Chutney - Some like it hot!

8 ingredients, five easy steps and hey presto! You’ve got the perfect edible Christmas gift. All the ingredients are easy to find, and you can make it as hot or as mild as you like.

December 10, 2020

Chilli Tomato Chutney

Make this as hot or as mild as you like by changing the variety of chilli you use. Add bird's eye chillies for a hot chutney, or long red chillies for a mild flavour.

Ingredients (makes three 250ml jars)

2 tbs olive oil

500g red onions

3 cloves garlic

5cm piece ginger

1 kg ripe tomatoes

200g brown sugar

150 ml red wine vinegar

6-8 chillies


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, garlic and ginger and fry gently for 5-6 minutes until softened.
  3. Add the tomatoes, sugar and vinegar and simmer for around 30 minutes.
  4. Use a masher to gently compress the tomatoes in the pan. This will release more liquid which should be reduced until thickened.
  5. Pour the chutney into sterilised jars. Makes three 250ml jars.

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