Green Tomato Chutney


  • 2 8-ounce packages tamarind (available in Oriental groceries)
  • 2 whole lemons, seeded and chopped
  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 10 cups chopped green tomatoes
  • 6 cups brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups seeded raisins
  • 1 ½ cups seeded muscat raisins, cut up
  • 1 ½ cups peeled, chopped ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon salt, or as desired
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or as desired
  • 4 cups cider vinegar
  • Nutritional Information
    • Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings)

      821 calories; 1 gram fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 207 grams carbohydrates; 6 grams dietary fiber; 179 grams sugars; 5 grams protein; 782 milligrams sodium

    • Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.

6 to 7 pints of chutney


  1. Pour boiling water (about 2 cups) over the tamarind and let stand until cool. Place a sieve over a bowl and work the tamarind in it with your fingers, pressing the pulp through the sieve and leaving the seeds in it. Add hot water as you work to facilitate the separation of seeds from pulp.
  2. Put the tamarind pulp and liquid into a deep, heavy pot, add all other ingredients and simmer, uncovered, about 1 hour, or until the mixture is reduced to a saucelike consistency.
  3. Put the mixture into sterilized jars, cover with canning lids and bands and process in a water-bath canning kettle for 30 minutes. Cool, tighten bands and store until needed.

1 hour 45 minutes

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