I recently posted an incredible Bengali Tomato and date chutney from India. You could eat it by the bowlful.
This right here is diametrically opposite. Think Fifty Shades Of Grey. Oh! you'll want some - just not in bowlfuls.
The heat will hit you after the first bite, the spicy oil will continue the torment and the scented curry leaves and garlic will make you want more. So good with all kinds of dal-rice combinations, I adore a spoonful even on pan-fried fish!
Eaten in little spoonfuls, the asafoetida, mustard spices, hot peppers and tomatoes have all the making of a great chutney. A must-have with Bisi Bele Huliyanna rice, the secret lies in the slow-sauteing the tomatoes so they release all their juices and mush down to one intense heap.
Like many good things in life, slow and steady is the name of this game err..chutney.