Tomato Relish

Submitted by Kylie

Tomato Relish

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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 2 minutes


  • 2kg Tomato
  • 1kg Onion
  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • 1 Long red chilli
  • 2 cup of Brown sugar
  • 2 cups of Brown vinegar
  • 2 tbs of Plain flour
  • 1 tbs of Curry powder
  • 1 tbs of Mustard powder
  • Cracked pepper


  • Dice tomato, onion and chilli, cover with salt and let stand at room temperature for 24 hrs.
  • Drain liquid from tomato,onion and chilli, discard liquid and pour remainderinto slow cooker and add 1 cup of vinegar and cracked pepper, cook on low for 1 hr.
  • Add 1 cup of sugar, stir. Add combined remaining vinegar, flour, curry and mustard, stir. Add remaining sugar, stir. Cook on low for 9 hrs, you may stir every 3 hrs.
  • While still hot pour into hot sterilised jars. Once cooled completely store in pantry, once opened store on fridge.
  • Hint 1 - use a plastic spoon or spatula when stirring.
  • Hint 2 - lid on the entire time, no tea towel.

10 thoughts on “Tomato Relish”

  1. I made a double batch and found the vinegar was overpowering. Will try to reduce it next time. I added 3 cubes of palm sugar to try to sweeten it up a bit, but the problem may have just been the double batch issue. Sometimes twice as much doesn’t always work out in cooking. Oh well 🙂

  2. I also think there is too much vinegar as brown vinegar is stronger than the white variety. I used 1/2 cup more brown sugar and about 1/2 cup less vinegar. I also added 1 dessertspoon each of paprika, nutmeg, cinnamon and turmeric, and 1 tspn each of cayenne and garlic powder. Family loved it ….!!

  3. I made this but was still a bit runny I have put it in to jars can I take it out to make it thicker ? Or just leave it. Thanks

  4. This was extremely salty and runny, I have bottled it, unsure how to actually use it now.
    The vinegar is very overpowering.

  5. Hi, it looks like this is an older recipe but I have just tried it. I read the comments beforehand so I made a few changes. I added half the recommended vinegar but didn’t increase the sugar, I also turned up the heat at the end with the lid off and boiled it to reduce it to a thicker consistency. I am really happy with both the taste and consistency.

  6. made this today tastes amazing. I did pop a chilly in and a full red capsicum apart from that followed the recipe ?
    I put a tea towel under the lid after 2 hours and took the lif off for the last hour
    the flavour is amazing will definitely make this again

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