This delicious chili-tomato chutney just might replace ketchup and other condiments! You can use ready-made ground red pepper or grind up red chilies in the coffee/spice grinder to make fresh chili powder for this.
Chili-Tomato Chutney is delicious served with bajjis, sandwiches, roasted vegetables, vegetable cutlets, corn cakes, etc. Keeshu loves a dollop of it on his fried rice!
1 Tbsp Oil
3 Shallots, minced
3 large cloves Garlic, minced fine
1/2 tsp Sea Salt or to taste
1 Tbsp Red Chile Powder
3 fresh Tomatoes, pureed
Heat the oil in a small pan over low/medium heat and cook the garlic and shallots with a pinch of salt gently until they are lightly colored but not really browned.
Mix in the chili powder and cook for just a few seconds.
Add the tomato puree, stir well, and simmer over low heat until sauce thickens for about 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and serve hot, cool or cold. Keep any leftovers in a clean jar in the fridge. Enjoy!