Fire -Roasted Tomato Chutney

What is Fire Roasted Tomato Chutney?

This Bihari Style Tomato Chutney is char-grilled on direct flame and then mashed to form a chutney. Finely chopped onions, garlic, green chilies, and fresh cilantro leaves along with raw and pungent mustard oil gives it a unique flavour. This is a great accompaniment for any Bihari food whether it’s Litti, Sattu ka Paratha, Khichadi, or plain Dal-Rice. It gives a wonderful company to each dish in a unique way. The amazing thing is that this takes very little time and very few ingredients (mostly available in your pantry and fridge.)

Why is Roasting Important?

Roasting on a direct flame gives it a distinct, smoky flavour. You can prepare this chutney after roasting in an oven /air fryer, but that won’t be the original Bihari Chutney/Chokha. Though if you are unable to roast it on a direct flame, you can make it like that.

You can use this as a salsa for chips and a dip for other vegetables.

Please do try it!

Fire Roasted Tomato Chutney(Bihari Style)

A spicy Bihari style Tomato chutney,made of fire roasted tomatoes,green chilies ,garlic .onion(optional )and mustard oil. We use fresh cilantro to give it a fresh taste.Goes well with any kind of Indian meal or snacks .You can use as a dip as well.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • 2 Medium size Good quality Vine ripe tomatoes.(you can use any other tomatoes )I prefer Vine ripe ones more.
  • 1 Small Green Chili(Finely chopped)
  • 2 Medium size Garlic Cloves
  • 1+1 Tsp Mustard oil
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Cilantro chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Onion (Finely chopped) Optional.
  • Salt(According to the taste.)


  • Wash and Dry Tomatoes really well.
  • Coat with little oil. Make a little hole in both the tomatoes and insert Garlic pods into them .
  • Switch on the gas and put a wire roaster on top of it .You can definitely use the barbecue ones.
  • Roast tomatoes from all sides till they are charred.
  • Remove from gas .
  • Let them cool a little.Peel the skin which will come really nicely because we have applied the mustard oil before roasting .
  • Mash tomatoes nicely with a masher or fork . It will be little chunky in texture.
  • Mix every thing written under the ingredient list . Make sure they are chopped very thinly .
  • Taste it and adjust the salt if required.
  • Serve it along with the Litti ,Stuffed paratha ,Chips or Rice /Dal.It will taste awesome .

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