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This fiery tomato chutney recipe is not for the faint hearted!! This recipe is HOT. Made with just handful of ingredients, yet can be used as a condiment for so many dishes, this tomato chutney made with garlic and fresh chilies will be your favorite dip if you love everything a tad spicy!!

fiery hot tomato chutney recipe. use as a dip
fiery hot tomato chutney recipe

I have been making this Tomato Chutney for years now. And I have always kept it simple without trying to modify the original recipe even a bit. Made with just 4 Ingredients – Tomato, chilies, garlic and peanuts, It’s tangy and extremely spicy (but then spiciness is relative, right?)

But If you would ask me, I make it really really spicy. If you prefer your chutney a little less spicy and a little sweeter, then try this Sweet and Sour Tamarind Chutney!


Its SPICY! If you love a kick, this chutney is for you.




This Tomato Chili Garlic Chutney is not for faint hearted. The taste is very addictive.., you can feel your tongue burning yet you can’t stop reaching for it. It’s tangy and spicy and is the perfect accompaniment to anything actually.

spicy and fiery hot tomato chutney.
4 ingredients tomato chutney


  • TOMATOES: I have used good organic tomatoes in this recipe. If the tomatoes are fresh and tart, the chutney will turn out to be exceptional.
  • THAI RED CHILIES: Chilies play a very important role in this chutney recipe. I have used fresh Thai chilies. You can find Thai chilies easily in any grocery stores. In absence of Thai chilies, bird eye chilies or any other hot variety of chilies will work perfectly. I wouldn’t recommend using habaneros though.
  • GARLIC: Again, fresh garlic is used. There is no substitute to the fresh garlic in this recipe.
  • PEANUTS: I have used some unsalted roasted peanuts to add the texture. You can skip peanuts if you have nuts allergy. Use some channa dal instead.
fiery hot tomato chutney for your idli or dosa


FIRST: Heat 4 tbsp olive oil in a non stick pan

SECOND: Add chopped tomatoes, peanuts, chilies, garlic, salt and turmeric

THIRD: Cook on high heat for a minute. Then lower the heat to low and cover the pan. Cook on low heat for 30 minutes

FOURTH: After 30 minutes, uncover the pan and turn up the heat so that the water from the tomato-chili-garlic is evaporated somewhat. Turn off the heat and let it cool down.

FIFTH: Add the cooked tomato chili garlic to the blender with a bit of chopped cilantro and blend till smooth. Pour into a container and store in the refrigerator for about a week.


Use everything fresh. Fresh tomatoes and fresh chilies add really an amazing taste to this Indian chutney recipe.

The use of garlic in this tomato chutney recipe, highlight the taste of tomatoes even more. So don’t hesitate on using the garlic.

If you are allergic to peanuts, you can use some chana dal instead.

Even though I have added quite a few chilies, you can reduce the amount of chilies per your taste. However, I need to point out here is that, this is designed to be spicy!.

I don’t use a typical seasoning for this recipe that’s usual for almost all the Indian chutneys. Feel free to season yours with the same seasoning as the Peanut Chutney

Use the green or red Thai chili peppers. They add a kick that you are aiming for.

Use fresh organic tomatoes. The tart vine rip ones work best for this recipe.

If your tomatoes aren’t tart enough, you can squeeze some lemon juice after the chutney is done.

fiery hot tomato chili garlic chutney


  • Use as a marinade. I have used this chutney for marinating sea food and fish. Just a little goes a long way.
  • Use as a dip.
  • Use as a spread. Sometimes I slather a bit of tomato chutney on my bread before adding the patties. It tastes great.
  • Make spicy tomato rice using some of this chutney.
  • Use as a condiment to Indian breakfast like dosa, idli, Upma
  • Use as a condiment for fried snacks like Beetroot Tikkis or Samosas.
  • Or enjoy this tomato chili garlic chutney with some steaming hot ven pongal.
  • You can also top this chutney on your favorite Stir Fried Baby Potatoes or on some Fish Cutlets.
fiery hot tomato chutney.
Spicy and extremely addictive tomato chutney made with fresh chilies, peanuts and garlic!

Tomato Chutney Recipe (4 Ingredients)

This fiery tomato chutney recipe is not for the faint-hearted!! Made with just 4 main ingredients, yet can be used as a condiment for so many dishes, this tomato chutney made with garlic and fresh chilies will be your favorite dip if you love everything a tad spicy!!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Chutney, condiment, Dip, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, World
Servings 12


  • 5 medium Red tomatoes
  • 8 to 10 Red chili peppers (the spicy kind)
  • 8 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 Cup Peanuts (US cup size)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 4 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Cilantro


  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, garlic, chili peppers, salt, and turmeric, peanuts. Cook uncovered on high heat until the tomatoes soften a bit.., for a minute
  • Then lower the heat and cover the pan. Cook the tomatoes covered in low to medium heat for about 30 minutes until it resembles a soft mushy mixture.
  • After 30 minutes, uncover the pan and cook on high heat for 2 minutes.
  • Let the mixture cool down completely.
  • Add the cooled-down cooked tomatoes into a blender and blend into a smooth chutney. DO NOT ADD ANY WATER.
  • Store the chutney in a jar for more than a week in the refriderator.
Keyword Chutney, Condiment, Dip, Indian Chutney, Spicy
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  1. This sounds good to me though I might be tempted to leave out a chili or two.

  2. Vinil Ramdev says:

    Yes, spicy is relative. It also depends on what you are using it with.

  3. I should make this for my husband! He enjoys a little spice with his food!

  4. I always thought of chutney as much thicker than that. I think I prefer your way better!

  5. Oh man, this looks so good. I’m going to have to try this recipe and see if I can get it as good as you!

  6. This looks so good! can’t wait to try it!

  7. This sounded so good just reading the title! I love the flavor combinations.

  8. I’ve never made chutney before and have always wanted to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

  9. mistimaan says:

    Looks great and quite yummy too

  10. The color looks delicious already. Never made a chutney before but will definitely try and use as dips for my pork/tuna spring rolls next time.

  11. wow lipsmacking… as you mentioned I would love this with some moong dal.

  12. Wow, that would make an awesome dip! I am such a big fan of dips and I would be willing to try this at home!

  13. I just saw this on your Instagram and I was excited to see the recipe for myself! I love chutney and I must say that your photography is stunning. What camera do you use?x

  14. terristeffes says:

    I can imagine how good this would be on my scrambled eggs, with a side of avocado to cool the heat.

  15. I love all the chutney and sauces . This chutney is one of my favorite. Love all your clicks 😍

  16. I do make this, it’s tasty. Shall try your version too. Nice accompaniment.

  17. This looks delicious! I’ll definitely have to try this out next time I make fish. It would be a great salmon topping for a little extra kick!

  18. Oh my my..this looks so delicious and spicy!! I love to try different chutney’s and this one is definitely going to be on my dinning table!

  19. This tomato chili garlic chutney sounds delicious. My family loves hot spicy food and this sounds like it would fit our needs. I am going to have to make this for sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe..

  20. Lindsey Mozgai says:

    This stuff looks amazing! I’m a huge fan of sauces as well as chutney! Topping this on salmon would be amazing!

  21. theclutterboxblog says:

    15 chilis! That’s so many, I love a good well made chutney! The spice is so worth it and now I want to make a whole dinner around it.

  22. Love the flavors in the chutney.. so amazingly good..yum:)

  23. Such a flavourful and finger licking chutney, it’s a keeper!

  24. Looks so good! This will be perfect during winter season:)

  25. This chutney is such a nice condiment to have around the house. I often want to add a little something to my dishes that doesn’t involve the usual ketchup, mayo or mustard.

  26. This sounds like a really tasty chutney! I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to spices, but I know plenty of spice lovers.

  27. Oh this looks delicious. I bet it would awesome over chicken or pork chops.

  28. This looks yummy! I love scrambled eggs with salsa on top, but this would make a great, spicy substitute.

  29. This looks really good! I’d love to try and make this to try with various foods. I bet the flavor is amazing and looks easy to make!

  30. I think this would be something my husband would really enjoy. He loves spicy food and he puts hot sauce on most meals. Great easy recipe!

  31. I love everything in this recipe! it sounds so delish and definitely something I can put together in a pinch. Thanks for sharing.

  32. TheJediWife says:

    This look like a delicious recipe and one I have to try! I bet you can actually can this without the cilantro for longer storage and just stir in fresh as you open each jar. I’m going to have to test that out!

  33. This looks fabulous. I’m a fan of anything with garlic, so I know I’d like this. Yum!

  34. I would come across this post right when I’m craving something savory! Argh! This looks amazingly tasty and I wish I had it right now.

  35. confettiandbliss says:

    Mmmm…this tomato chili garlic chutney looks amazingly flavorful! And I love your beautiful images. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!

  36. My mother in law loves to eat spicy food and I will send her this recipe. I may try it myself but not as spicy as this, my stomach can’t really take it!

  37. This Tomato Chili Garlic Chutney looks delicious! A great recipe to try!

  38. I don’t think I have ever had chutney. It looks and sounds delicious though. Tomato and garlic, I am in! I love garlic so much! A friend of mine wanted to try to make chutney so it looks like we got the perfect recipe!

  39. This chutney looks so flavorful. I bet it is awesome in so many recipes.

  40. I have never heard of Chutney before! But I love anything tomato soup-like! The garlic just makes it better

  41. Am not a Garlic fan per say but this Tomato-Chili-Garlic Chutney looks really nice.

  42. blogthirtyminusone says:

    This looks so good. I may have to give the recipe a try soon.

  43. natalielovesbeauty says:

    Wow this looks amazing! I have never had chutney, so I need to try this recipe!

  44. LettuceLiv says:

    Omg I have so many tomatoes and chilli peppers in my garden this summer! Can easily make this!! How long will you think it can last in the fridge?

  45. This sauce looks delectable. I am all for spicy so I definitely will be trying this one and not the less spicy version.

  46. helene dsouza says:

    hey the color is just breathtaking. I feel like dipping in my bread. I bet my mouth would explode. Spicy is always relative in India, no? ^.^ I like all the flavors packed in the jar, yum!

  47. Never had chutney before. Interesting to see this being made with tomato and chills.

  48. This sounds like a great recipe for tomato chili garlic chutney. I know my family loves spicy foods and this would be awesome to put on some foods for sure. Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe.

  49. valisesetgourmandises says:

    I bet it’s delicious! Ever since our honeymoon in Sri Lanka in March, my husband and I have been obsessed with spicy food! I’m still not as tough as that guy from New Mexico though.. So I’d probably rate it a good 8 or 9 haha

  50. I am a chutney fan and this looks delicious! 🙂

  51. That looks really good! For some reason I think it would be delicious on hot dogs or brats, yeah?

  52. This looks so good! I’ve been wanting to prepare more of our sauces from scratch to cut out on the amount of preservatives we consume! I love your suggestion of adding this to fish.

  53. Trupti Singh says:

    It’s luking fab I will try it today and will post the pic ….

  54. sangeeta Sethi says:

    Loving this tangy spicy chutney

  55. I love trying new recipes, especially when they’re so easy to make! I can’t wait to try this one.

  56. This had just enough spice. Would make again.

  57. Bedabrata Chakraborty says:

    I love this tomato chutney with Dosa. Always look for it whenever I am dining South Indian. Have you tried the sweeter version of tomato chutney that is popular in Bengal? I love that chutney too with parathas.

  58. pacioalita9 says:

    I’d love to try this recipe. I think it will taste simply delicious with just anything.

  59. Gervin Khan says:

    Totally looks so yummy. Perfect condiments to any dish I may think of. Plus the texture makes it so enticing and tempting.

  60. That looks fantastic! I love everything that you put into this chutney. I should try this recipe soon.

  61. What a good idea to use the tomatoes to make a chutney. They have the perfect flavor for this!!

  62. Nnnniiiiccceeeee….this looks really good, a chutney. Thanks for sharing about it.

  63. I totally have to make this now!! Thanks for sharing it looks delicious