100 grams ginger
100 grams garlic
100 grams fresh red chillies
1 bottle (650 ml) malt or fruit vinegar
1 cup deseeded dates
1 cup seedless raisins
2 kg ripe red tomatoes
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
-Grind ginger, garlic and red chillies into a fine paste with some vinegar.
-Mince the dates and raisins in a food processor without adding water.
-Chop tomatoes roughly, put them in a large pan and cook till soft and mushy. Add the ginger, garlic and chilli paste, minced raisins and dates, sugar, vinegar and salt; cook, stirring frequently, on low heat till sugar melts.
-Increase heat to high and continue to cook until chutney reaches consistency of thick jam.
-Leave to cool. Fill into air tight jars. It keeps for 6 months in the refrigerator.