Indian Red Chutney

An addictive red chutney is flavorful and gives you a taste of juicy red peppers and tomatoes with a final kick of warm garlic and chili. I absolutely love this red chutney as it can be paired with chips, falafel wraps, bhel puri or if you are like me… added to every meal possible!!

I grew up eating this chutney with vegetarian crispy Potato Bhajia (Pakora) and every time I now have this combination it reminds me of home. I will also be sharing my healthy (baked) version of Potato Bhajia soon. So stay tuned!



  • 1 whole red pepper
  • 3-4 tomatoes
  • Crushed garlic – at least two table spoons or more (I LOVE garlic)
  • Crushed ginger – half-full teaspoon
  • Chili sauce/ tomato ketchup
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • Sprinkle of sugar (if ketchup doesn’t sweeten up the chutney or the tomatoes are too tangy)
  • Shredded carrot (I didn’t use for this chutney, but this also adds a great sweetness and actually works really well if pairing with Bhajia)
  • A handful of cilantro (coriander)
  • A teaspoon of ground cumin seeds







Instructions to make red chutney salsa:

  1. Wash and finely chop your vegetables so its easy to blend.
  2. Put all of your finely cut ingredients into a food blender. I just got a hand held stick blender for Christmas and its awesome!! Game changer!  Similar blenders linked here and here and here!!
  3. As you continue to blend, the ingredients should mesh and start to become a red salsa (the tomatoes will release water so it will be quite a translucent chutney).
  4. Continue to taste and add sugar, salt, garlic and ginger along the way! And continue to blend a little more.
  5. An Indian red chutney should be forming…
  6. Serve with chips, bhajia or as a side condiment to any type of food, and enjoy!
  7. P.S. Warning, this red chutney is very addictive!! #cantstopwontstop
  8. P.P.S. If you want to check out my spicy green chutney recipe – click here. 




DeepsMak x

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Hi there, my name is Deepa Makwana and if you hadn’t guessed already, I LOVE all things food, travel and lifestyle. Since moving from London to New York, I have been wanting to write about my recipes and travel however I was a little afraid to share! But as my mother always says ‘if you don’t try, you will never know’. So I have finally decided to create my own little outlet on anything and everything involving things like where to eat, travels, home recipes, my fav home products or even the best shows I am watching! If I can help in any way – I have achieved my goal! Come on in and have a peak! DeepsMak x

4 thoughts on “Indian Red Chutney

  1. Hi Deepa, In the 3rd picture after the ingredients you show a pre-made spice mixture in a jar… what is it? I couldn’t identify it in the list of ingredients…

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m going to try it tonight! 😀

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    1. Hey Andrew! That is the ground cumin seeds!! I just blended them and put them into a jar! If you are insta please share your pic with me and I will share – I am at @deepsmak!! Hope you enjoy!!

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      1. Great, I’m not on Instagram yet but could share it on FB if you like? I’m in Brazil so Indian food is hard to com by, but I’m sure I can get all these ingredients. Thanks again!

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      2. Sure my FB page is also deepsmak! Hope you can! You can leave the cumin seeds if you can’t find, still be able to make a great Chutney! Other Indian food recipes are on my blog too! Enjoy!

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