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Khatti Meethi Tamtar ki Chatni

Delicious spread on a parantha

Recipe by Chitra Ahluwalia Pal of New York, US

My mom in law's recipe

Ingredients vegetarian 8 servings

    • 10-15 desi tomatoes
    • 1 tsp of sugar
    • 1 tbsp of oil
    • 1 tsp of cumin / zeera seeds
    • 1 tsp f salt and red chili powder


    1. Dice tomatoes in very small pieces or grate them
    2. Heat oil in pan
    3. When oil is hot drop in cumin seeds
    4. When the cumin seeds crackle add tomatoes
    5. Let them cook for 5 minutes with lid closed on slow medium heat.
    6. Now add sugar and stir well till sugar caramelizes.
    7. When sugar is melted well add salt and red chili powder and let it cook until all water is evaporated on slow heat.
    8. Serve hot or cold with parantha’s or on bread as a spread.


    jean chaurasia

    Instead of sugar, add grated jaggery, this enhances the taste.

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Thanks you all for wonderful comments.


    have been looking for this for long now.. thanx a tonnee!!


    khatti khatti meethi meethi...Aaahaa...mast hai


    This is very new type of chatni...I loved it