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bengali style tomato chutney

Tomato chutney in Bengali style

Tomato chutney in Bengali style is a very flavourful, delicious vegan and gluten-free side dish from West Bengal, India. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 63kcal


  • 1 teaspoon panch phoran - Indian five spice blend Mix fenugreek seed, nigella seed, cumin seed, black mustard seeds and fennel seeds in equal amount
  • 4 medium sized tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1-2 whole dry red chilies
  • 2 dates pitted and chopped
  • 3/4 tbsp sugar adjust the quantity as per your taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt adjust the quantity as per your taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder broken into 2-3 pieces each
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil


  • Heat mustard oil in a pan and add the five spice blend and red chili pieces to the oil. Saute for a few seconds till they become fragrant.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder, and red chili powder to the pan. Mix well and cover the pan. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes till tomatoes become soft.
  • Next, add in the chopped dates and sugar, mix and allow it to cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  • Your Bengali style sweet tomato chutney is ready. Traditionally it's served with khichdi, you can also serve it with paratha/ roti or even use as a spread or dip.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 965IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg