Tomato-Chilli Jam

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    800 g

    • Difficulty


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By Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar and Naved Nasir

Published 2019

  • About

Sweet, sharp and spicy. This is very easy to make, and gets along well with most breakfast dishes. It is also the signature sauce in our bacon naan rolls. It relies on good, ripe, flavoursome tomatoes. If they are in season, use fresh ones; if not, good-quality tinned tomatoes are a better option.


  • 800 g tomatoes, roughly chopped if fresh; including the juice if tinned
  • 60 g fresh root ginger, finely chopped


  1. Blitz the tomatoes using a jug or stick blender, in batches if necessary, until you have a coarse purée. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the sugar, and blend until well combined.
  2. Pour the blended mix into a non-reactive cooking pot and add the sugar. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook over a low heat until reduced to a thick consistency; this should