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California Raisin Tomato and Onion Seed Chutney

California Raisin Tomato and Onion Seed Chutney
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  • 2 tbsp. grape seed or canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp. black onion seeds
  • 1 medium bay leaf
  • 2 small dried red chile
  • 1 lb. fresh ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1-1/4 tsp. mild red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. California golden raisins



1 Heat oil in heavy pan and add onion seeds, bay leaf and dried chiles.

2  When they crackle, snap and pop, add tomatoes and cook until soft.

3 Stir in chili powder, sugar and raisins; simmer for 15 minutes until liquid has almost all evaporated and the chutney is thick and glossy.

4 Cool and serve as a vegetarian side dish or with East Indian flatbreads such as poori or parantha for dipping.

Source: Chef Robert Gadsby and California Raisin Marketing Board

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