Corn and Tomato Sweet Chutney

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Add cashew nuts

Chutney is eaten with the food to enhance the flavor.Chutney recipe varies from place to place in India.Some are hot and spicy and some are sweet and sour.Indian kitchens are incomplete without chutney and papadums.Tomato-dates chutney is extremely popular in Kolkata.Most of the people in Kolkata eat chutney after having their  main meal as a dessert.In Kolkata, people love their sweets.At the end of the starter,side and main meal ,we will have different kinds of deserts as a starter,side and main.For example chutney as starter dessert,ice cream  as side dessert,rasgulla, and gulab jamun as  the main dessert . Yes, we are a very sweet nation,haha…

Today I am going to cook very simple chutney with tomatoes and corn.Why corn? Cause I had plenty of corn cobs in my fridge.Before it gets dry I will have to make something different with them.I have also added the cashew nuts in it to give extra taste and I love cashew nuts.I should have  added the dates,but I thought it would be very heavy. I wanted something light and easy to digest chutney.

I have used muscovado sugar just to give it a different colour and flavour.You can use any type of sugar.In Hindi we call it kachchee shakkar cheenee.

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Muscovado sugar

 

We Need:

  1. Tomatoes : 600gm or 3 large
  2. 1 cup corn or 2 corn cobs
  3. Cashew nuts : one hand full
  4. Kashmiri whole red chilies : 3
  5. Bengali panch phoron:1 teaspoon. (Bengali 5 spices consists of nigella seed,fenugreek seed , cumin seed,fennel seed , black mustard seed,fennel seed ).You can just use nigella seeds if others are not available.

    Bengal Panch phoron
    Bengal Panch phoron
  6. Cinnamon powder : 1 table spoon
  7. Curry leaves : few
  8. Lime juice : half
  9. Bay leaves : 2
  10. Hing : pinch of
  11. Muscovado sugar : 70gm (you can add more if you want to)
  12. Salt : pinch of
  13. Olive oil : 3 tablespoon

 

First step:

Dice the tomatoes into small pieces and cut the corn off from the cob.

photo-5Second step:

Add the oil in the pan,fry the cashew nuts in medium to low flame.Fry the  cashew nuts till they become slightly brown in colour.Then remove the cashew nuts with the help of a spoon and put them in a kitchen towel to absorb all the extra oil.

Step three:

Now add Bengali panch phoron in the same oil ,also add whole chilies,bay leaves, curry leaves and hing.Stir them for few seconds,then add the tomatoes.

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add tomatoesStep four:

Saute them for about 2 minutes and them add the corn.Mix them well.

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Step five:

Add sugar, cinnamon powder ,half of the lime juice,cashew nuts and pinch of salt.Mix them all .Cover the lid in slow heat for about 13 minutes.

3 Stir them every after 5 minutes that they don’t burn.Then cover it again  and simmer it in low to medium heat. It will take 30 minutes to become mushy,soft ,dense chutney.

5Enjoy the goodness.

I have preserved the chutney in an air tight glass container, it will stay at least 2 weeks in the fridge.

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79 Comments Add yours

  1. Archana says:

    Wow, very different chutney! Sounds delicious

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Archana!😊

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  2. I love corn in all its forms and this looks so very unique and tasty. I hope to try it soon. 🙂

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  3. This is new to me… looks delicious..

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  4. Wow! My whole family is a chutney lover and my mom loves to cook and I have told her about your blog. Need to tell her to make this now 😮😍

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you so much Debu! 😀

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  5. In the Pursuit of Happiness says:

    I absolutely love chutney and this looks delicous! Thank you x

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you do much! 😊

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    2. payel says:

      Thank you so much

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  6. Poetpas says:

    Hmmm, sounds and looks interesting. It’s probably really nice as well. Good pics as well. Good job Payel!

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Jerry😃

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      1. Poetpas says:

        You’re very welcome Payel. Do you use a camera or a phone to take the pics?

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    2. payel says:

      Jerry I use camera and phone both !

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  7. So unique.. Must be excellent in taste

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Ruchi for visiting my blog.It is testy ,very light and easy to digest chutney.Please try it once! 😃

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  8. Bhalo hoychey.Corn ta notun concept.Try korey dekhbo.

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Anuradha di, please try koro,dates o add korte paro,eta light version and easy to digest.😀

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you 😊

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  9. Sounds delicious. I love chutneys. I’ve never heard of nigella seeds but I’m sure I can track them down somewhere in Vancouver.

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Caroline for visiting my blog.You will get nigella seed (also called onion seeds) from any Indian grocery store.Second option is Amazone online ,here is the link:
      https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B00GVHP66Y/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473254983&sr=8-1&keywords=nigella+seeds&pi=SY200_QL40

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  10. Steve says:

    Looks nice……

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Steve! I got one question to you.. Why there is no comment section in your blog anymore ? I really liked your last picture of Mother Teresa😊

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      1. Steve says:

        Hi, Payel….. How are you…..thank you so much dear…..for your appreciation and also for letting me know, I had updated my app recently and the settings was disabled, I just checked and enabled it, you may check….

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      2. payel says:

        Ok , that’s great

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      3. Steve says:

        Check and let me know…..

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      4. payel says:

        No, it’s not there

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      5. Steve says:

        I did change the settings….refresh and see….. Today I won’t leave you, unless this thing is sorted out 🙂

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      6. Steve says:

        Check now on the new post

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  11. Poetpas says:

    Reblogged this on Poetpas and commented:
    Good Indian cooking by payeliscooking.wordpress.com

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    1. payel says:

      Wow Jerry! Thank you for the gift!I’m so happy to see that you have reblogged my post!I really appreciate that my friend.!

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  12. Poetpas says:

    You’re welcome Payel. Would be rude not to lol. Knowledge and good food should be shared. 😚

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    1. payel says:

      Many thanks my friend!

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  13. Anita Lubesh says:

    This looks delicious and something I have never made yet. Would garam masala and chosen basic spices work?

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Anita.I love to try new things, I think that would a good idea to add some garam masala.😊

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  14. khushijhon says:

    LOOKS BEAUTIFUL . PLEASE ARE THE CASHEW NUTS FRESH BEFORE PUTTING IN THE OIL? AND THE CORNS,ARE THEY ALREADY BOILED ?

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Khushi!You don’t need to boil the corn cob separately ,it will be cooked with the tomatoes !Sorry I didn’t get the question about cashew nuts !😊

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  15. Good combination. I will try this recipe. Thanks! 🙂

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Sherryl Andria!Please do try the recipe!

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Anu☺️

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  16. Ki shundor re Payal. Ekdom onnorokom ekta chutney :)) Daruun dekhte hoyeche :))

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Mona darling 😊

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  17. That’s so yummy !!

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Shreya !

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  18. Sumith Babu says:

    Very distinct chutney. Should be delicious too!! And the compostion of your photographs are amazing!!

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Sumith !

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Rashmi 😊

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you for sharing my recipe!😀 felling happy !

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  19. Steve says:

    Very beautiful

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Steve 😊

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  20. Its looks very nice. Gonna try for sure

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Priyesh! Pls do try it and let me know 😊

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  21. I love chutney’s and have tried a lot…. but this seems unique…. thanks for sharing….

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Sudhir! I love to share my recipes! I’m glad that you liked it,please do try it and let me know whether you liked it or not!😊

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      1. Sure will let you know….. 😃

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  22. Lovely!! Making this is week for sure.

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you so much, felling so happy..☺️..please do try it and let me know how was it..

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  23. Making this, this week*

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    1. payel says:

      Wow! Nice to know that you are going to try it!😀

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  25. The Hedonist says:

    Uhhhhmmmm.. Yummy. 😊😊

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  26. I have never had this kind of chutney before, it sounds so delicious.

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    1. payel says:

      I am so pleased to know that you liked my chutney recipe!

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  27. sheenampuri says:

    Never had corn and tomato chutney. THis looks soo interesting, i am definitely trying it.

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    1. payel says:

      Thank you Sheena! Please do try it! I’m sure you will love this!☺

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  28. PriyaPandian says:

    Great combo of corn and tomato. Nice share

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