Spicy and extremely addictive tomato chutney made with fresh chilies, peanuts and garlic!

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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!!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
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. 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

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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..

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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?

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

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

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