Tomato Relish

Tomato Relish


October 9, 2014

  • Prep: 2 mins
  • Cook: 10 hrs


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


1Dice tomato, onion and chilli, cover with salt and let stand at room temperature for 24 hrs.

2Drain 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.

3Add 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.

4While still hot pour into hot sterilised jars. Once cooled completely store in pantry, once opened store on fridge.

5Hint 1 - use a plastic spoon or spatula when stirring.

6Hint 2 - lid on the entire time, no tea towel.

Submitted by Kylie


9 Reviews


June 19, 2020

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.


December 28, 2017

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


December 11, 2017

This was a disaster. Too salty (yes I drained it) and did not set at all. What a massive waste of time and ingedients.

No it’s a colour or regular vinegar … like white vinegar or brown vinegar


August 24, 2016

Is brown vinegar apple cider vinegar?


March 25, 2016

Best recipe ever!!!!!! Making my second batch for this year, did two last year and everyone loves it

Anne Vassallo

February 6, 2016

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

Irene Whennan

January 31, 2016

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 ….!!


January 3, 2016

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 🙂

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