Tomato & Chili Jam

Ready in 90 min
Serves 3 portions
Created By: Hamish Christall


  • 2 onions, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp. peanut oil (or other nut oil)
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 lemon grass stalks, trimmed and sliced
  • 20g fresh root ginger, finely chopped
  • 6 red chilies, seeded and chopped
  • 1kg tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 500g soft light brown sugar
  • 200ml Gingras XO Raspberry Apple Cider Vinegar


  1. Fry the onions in the oil for 15 minutes until caramelized and soft.
  2. Add the cumin, garlic, lemon grass, ginger and chilies; cook for 1 minute, then stir in the tomatoes, sugar and vinegar.
  3. Simmer, stirring often, for 45 minutes until thick.
  4. Spoon into sterilized jars, cool and seal.
  5. Store for up to 2 months; once opened, refrigerate & use within 2 weeks.