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Tomato Relish (Tomato Chutney)

By Chelsea Sugar
Tomato Relish (Tomato Chutney)
1 serving
  • 56 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cooking time 30 mins
  • Serves

    800g fresh or tinned tomatoes 
    2 medium brown onions
    2 cloves garlic
    1 cup Chelsea Raw Sugar
    1/2 cup cider vinegar
    2 tsp salt
    2 tsp curry powder
    2 tsp mustard powder
    1 1/2 Tbsp Edmonds Cornflour
    1-2 Tbsp extra cider vinegar


    Fresh tomatoes: cut a small cross on the top of each tomato, place in large bowl and cover with boiling water.  Leave for a minute.  Drain and rinse with cold water, peel off skins.

    Tinned tomatoes: drain off juice and set aside.

    Roughly chop the tomatoes; finely chop the onions and garlic. Place the tomatoes, onions, garlic, Chelsea Raw Sugar, vinegar and salt in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.  Reduce to a medium heat and gently cook for 15-20 minutes.

    Mix the curry powder, mustard powder and Edmonds Cornflour with the extra vinegar to a form a smooth paste.  Stir into the tomatoes and cook until thickened.
    Spoon into a large, warm, sterilised jar and seal. Refrigerate once opened.

    Makes: 1 500ml jar.

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Average Rating
(56 reviews)

Just made another batch. Its my favourite chutney/ relish that goes with anything. Made it at least 6 times since I found it. I wanted an Easy tomato chutney using canned tomatoes and this does the job perfectly. I am sure it would be even better with fresh toms but I have only used canned. I do buy good quality brands though. This time I added some chilli flakes for extra kick.

Great recipe and sensational relish ! Many thanks.
One comment I have. I’d suggest to slightly reduce the amount of Apple Coder Vinegar in the main pot as it was too liquid. I had to add a lot more cornflour to get the right thickness.
Still turned out well and I had friends calling up to score a jar.

The most amazing tomato relish, I have EVER consumed, had the perfect ratios of sweetness and tangy-ness, which all melded into one delicious party in the mouth.
I paired with a rich and crumbly vintage aged cheddar and mwah was the bestest.

Thanks so so much CHELSEA SUGAR for the stunning recipe,

Hi Keen to try this recipe, just wanted to confirm that if I used canned tomatoes, that I just use an 800gm tin of tomato’s Drained ? or is the 800 gm the drained weight of the Tomato’s ? Thanks PS does this apply for you other recipe for Spicy tomato relish you have on your website

CHELSEA SUGAR: Hi there, we'd recommend using the weight of the tinned tomatoes after draining (so it is closer to the fresh tomato weight).

Hi, where it says extra vinegar, is that extra cider vinegar or normal vinegar. Looking forward to making this!!!

CHELSEA SUGAR: Hi there, it's extra cider vinegar. We've updated the recipe now. Enjoy!

I LOVE this recipe it is so easy - it is by far the easiest relish to make. I am living on a yacht in Turkey and there is a constant demand to make this for my fellow international yachties - they love it too.

I also add a number of other ingredients such as roasted red peppers, chillis, lots of garlic and sometimes cumin to the final mix - delicious.

Very nice

So tasty, so easy.
Highly recommend this recipe. Thanks Chelsea NZ

I have made it several times. With canned tomatoes cherry tomatoes and green tomatoes all mixed together and it tastes great either way. I have used white sugar and brown sugar. Half and half. It always tastes so good.

Used cherry tomatoes from the garden and “Cornwells organic apple cider vinegar and chilli” which gave it an awesome zing.
How long can I expect it to last in the pantry?

CHELSEA SUGAR: Hi there, if properly packaged in sealed sterilised jars, this relish will keep for up to 12 months in the pantry. Refrigerate after opening and use within 6 months.

Quick and easy to make. Too much curry for my liking and overall a sweet relish.
I liked that you didn't have to have too many tomatoes and therefore make a smallish batch.

Hi awesome recipe can I use American mustard as I don't have English or powder mustard

CHELSEA SUGAR: Hi there, yes you can :)

I haven’t tasted it yet but it smelt heavenly cooking! Your portion size is wrong though it makes 2 500ml jars not one :)

Simply the best!!! This is the best tomato relish I have ever tasted. I have given it to friends who all agree it's the best!!

That is great

Yummy easy recipe made with fresh tomatoes.

I wanted to try this but couldn't get to the shops so I substituted a few things white sugar for raw sugar and 1/2 tsp dijon mustard instead of 1 tsp mustard powder. The result to me was excellent but I do not know how the proper recipe tastes yet (even better?) it maybe on the sweet side but that could be because I used white sugar. Even so, I may halve the sugar next time, but that's just a personal taste and it really is an excellent relish. I had it with home made corn fritters, a match made in heaven.

Looks very easy this recipe just asking can I use brown vinegar instead of cider please.
Will post when completed.

CHELSEA SUGAR: Hi there, yes you can :)

A very great recipe. Amazing taste. My son in law said it's the best he has ever tasted.

A very good recipe which I have been using for years. A recipient of a jar this year said it's the best he has ever tasted.

Looking forward to making this. Need it for homemade big mac. I can't find mustard powder. Can I use normal English mustard?
Chelsea Sugar:
Yes, you can use English mustard as an alternative.


Love the recipe. I haven't tried it yet, Can you use Italian tomatoes?
Chelsea Sugar:
Yes, you can.

First relish I've made- it was really tasty and easy

Loved the recipe, make it all the time and give to family and friends,
Can we use flour for thickening if no cornflour available?
Chelsea Sugar:
Yes, you can use flour instead of cornflour, however, the texture may be different to what the recipe intended.

We love this chutney. I only used 1/2 cup of sugar and that was plenty. I also added 1/2 a chopped red capsicum. So quick and easy. We have it on everything. Delicious.

Awesome Chutney - 100% Gold

My very first time ever making a relish of any sort & it turned out better than expected, everyone loves it so much I've had requests for more. Very easy instructions to follow definitely helps as well

Soooo....good! Made using Roma tomatoes straight from garden and loved by whole family :-)

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Definitely a family favourite. I half the sugar quantity because hubby is diabetic but still tastes delicious.

Hi this is my second batch of relish my husband prefers it to the supermarket and so do my family and friends. I put a teaspoon of chilli powder in as hubby wanted a bit more heat and it is very nice. Thank you.

I ran out of relish for hubby while out vege shopping got a big box of tomatoes for 1dollar so looked up this recipe. Hubby loves it so no more supermarket relish.Thank you Chelsea.

Hi, i love the sound of this chutney,can you tell me how long can i keep this for. Thanks
Chelsea Sugar:
If refrigerated once opened it could last up to 6 months.

I love this recipe and so do my friends enjoy eating it. It is easy to make and when tomatoes are expensive and tinned tomatoes on special I can still have some thing to make.

I have used this recipe many times...I have given jars away to friends and family who just love it and ask for more. The flavour goes with everything I have put it with. Our "go to" favourite!

What a great wee recipe if you need to whip up some relish in a hurry. I used tinned tomatoes and they worked just as well as fresh ones.

I bought 4 tins of chopped tomatoes from the Supermarket @.80cents each. It made 6 jars of relish. I think it is a awesome recipe for winter relish when tomatoes are so expensive. My husband almost had a jar to himself .

Absolutely delicious. Was beautiful with my chicken, bacon & spinach quiche. Very sweet but perfect with savoury. I used chopped tinned tomatoes and it worked perfectly. If you want to feel like you're eating at a posh cafe then this is the relish for you!

me and my grandkids make this relish on the daily, the kids just love it, great recipe. :)

Me and my grandkids make this relish on the daily, the kids just love it, great recipe. :)

Delicious! Have made it for the family for Christmas, I did however use less sugar but it’s still sweet.

Excellent!!!! Quick and easy to make and very nice! And I've never thought about using tinned tomatoes! Have printed and shared around the office.

Does it thicken more, when cooled, tastes very sweet at the moment, and strong curry flavour! Perhaps I'm being impatient.
CHELSEA: Hi there, it only thickens a little on cooling and the flavours should settle down after cooling too.

Just made a batch of the tomato relish. Was delicious.

Delicious easy to make

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A great recipe! I use wholegrain mustard and only half the amount of curry powder. Add some capsicum and a chilli. Mmm delish

This relish is delish! Dead easy to make, i do leave mine to cook a bit longer though.

With more added spices best chutney ever!

Im forever non stopping making these. My husband loves them... always asking for more.

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Delicious! Great with burgers.

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This is a really nice relish. I make it all the time.

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Simple to make and tastes just like Nanas did!

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I love this recipe and great with lots of things including cheese. Have made this two years in a row now. Thanks

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A little to sweet. Taste better with 3/4 cup of sugar. Otherwise perfect.

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Love this recipe. Went through our first jar in a day! It's great on crackers with a good vintage cheddar.

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This Tomato Relish is just delicious and very moreish.

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