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Speedy Tomato & Chai Seed Chutney

Vegan Chutney

A quick & easy tomato and chai chutney – to brighten up a tired Tuesday evening!

I had some leftover tomatoes from the Lentil salad I made the other day and I didn’t really want them to go to waste, so I decided to try and put together a sort of chunky tomato chutney to eat with cheese and crackers.  Tonight I fancied a snackette for dinner rather than a full-blown meal so this speedy chutney, not one that you have to wait on for weeks is perfect. You can opt for vegan cheeses, but I have a medium sized slab of this punchy organic blue that I have big plans for this week! For tonight, I’ll steal a few slices to keep my chutney company. Wash it down with a crisp white, a blushing rose or a rich red – I’ll be eating mine whilst catching up on the ITV drama, Marchella, my most favourite drama and top of my TV watch list.

Vegan Savoury Tomato & Chai Seed chutney
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Recipe type: vegan
  • 200g Cherry tomatoes
  • 50g Brown sugar
  • 1 Roughly chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons chai seeds(this will give it a thick texture)
  • 1 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ Tablespoon mustard powder
  • 4 Tablespoons soya sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Water
  • Black Pepper
  1. Pour a small amount olive oil into the bottom of a heavy based pan
  2. Add the cinnamon, cayenne pepper and mustard powder.
  3. Gently brown the spices to activate the full flavour – Be careful not to burn
  4. Add the chopped onion, fry on a low heat until soft.
  5. Chop the tomatoes and add them to the mix.
  6. Heat until they have broken down but still have some shape.
  7. Add the brown sugar, soya sauce and just enough water to barely cover the tomatoes.
  8. Heat further and mix through.
  9. Add the Chai seeds, mix in and bring to the boil.
  10. Depending on the consistency add a little more water if too thick
  11. If too watery, reduce further.
  12. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  13. Serve with simple crackers and a selection of cheese.



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