Tomatorer Chatney ( Bengali Sweet Tomato Chutney)
I still remember how I and my elder brother used to fight for this chutney. Tamatar ki chutney was almost an essential side dish for us in winter. My mother used to make this chutney every week and used to serve it with different stuffed parathas for dinner and sometimes for breakfast. In those days, we used to eat more parathas just to get more serving of this chutney. This is a typical Bengali way of making this chutney and the magic ingredient is ‘ Panch phoren’. Panch Phoren is a Bengali seasoning agent and it comprises of Panch means five ingredients – Fennel seeds, Onion or Nigella seeds, Black mustard, Fenugreek seeds and Carom seeds. All the ingredients are mixed in equal quantity and used in seasoning this chutney.