Ingredients for 20 tomato balls


  • 8 medium, ripe tomatoes
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp toasted breadcrumbs, Belbake
  • 10-15 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh oregano
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • 3-4 tbsp self-raising flour, Rivercote
  • Himalayan salt, Deluxe
  • Pepper, Kania
  • Vegetable oil for frying, Vita D’or



For the chutney


  • Red apple, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 1 mango
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded, cubed
  • ½ cup (100 gr) brown sugar, Belbake
  • 1 small, finely-chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup (60 gr) raisins, finely chopped, Alesto
  • ¼ cup (60 gr) vinegar, Pason
  • 2 tbsp ginger finely chopped
  • 1-2 tsp curry powder, Kania
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, Kania
  • ½ tsp Himalayan salt, Deluxe
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice




For the tomato balls

  1. Wash the tomatoes and grate them in a bowl. Grate the onion in the same bowl. Put the tomatoes and onions into a strainer and leave until the liquid has drained. For best results, lightly pat the ingredients with your hands.
  2. Once you have strained the tomatoes and onion as much as possible, put them in a bowl and add the finely-chopped spring onions, breadcrumbs, mint, oregano, thyme, flour and
  3. Stir the ingredients with a spoon until they are thoroughly combined. If your mixture is not solid enough then add some more breadcrumbs or flour.


For frying

  1. In a shallow frying pan, heat the oil. When the oil has reached the right temperature, shape the mixture into balls with a spoon and put them in the pan.
  2. Fry the tomato balls for around 3 minutes each side, until browned.
  3. Put the tomato balls on kitchen paper to drain.


 For the chutney

  1. Put all the ingredients aside from the lemon juice in a large saucepan.
  2. Heat at a high temperature, stirring thoroughly.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 20 minutes until the fruit is soft. Give the mixture a good stir occasionally so that the fruit does not stick.
  4. Add the lemon juice when the mixture has thickened and most of the liquid has evaporated.