Sweet and Sour Relish
Sweet and Sour Relish
Savour this quick and easy tomato relish recipe by Siba Mtongana from Siba's Table.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Simmer
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 10 minutes
  • Yield 2 servings
  • 30 millilitres oil
  • 2 large Onions, chopped finely
  • 3 Garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons spice mix
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Fenugreek
  • 2 Cloves - all stone grounded in pestle and mortar
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground Ginger
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon,
  • Pinch black pepper
  • And pinch salt
  • ½ red Chilli, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Ginger, chopped plus an extra 1 t
  • 2 fresh Bay leaves
  • 1 curry leaf
  • 4 tablespoons / ¼ cup apricot jam
  • 1 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce to season
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar for taste
  • For the Marinade
  • 1 cup milk
  • For the Relish
  • 410 grams can peeled and chopped Tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons Heinz smokey BBQ sauce (hickory) or any BBQ sauce
  • 250 grams cherry Tomatoes
  1. Heat the oil and sauté the onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Add the spice mix, Chilli, 1 tablespoon ginger, the bay leaves and curry leaf, and then stir for a minute
  2. Stir in the apricot jam and then pour in the vinegar (being careful not to breath in the heated vinegar as you might sneeze). Then add the soy sauce and brown sugar
  3. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes and add another teaspoon ginger. Stir
  4. Transfer half the mixture into a large deep dish or freezer bag and mix with milk to make a marinade. Shake and stir and keep aside to marinade the sostaties in
  5. Add a tin chopped tomatoes and bbq sauce to the remaining mix with fresh cherry tomatoes. Simmer for another 10-15 minutes on a lower heat until the flavours are well infused together and cherry tomatoes are soft. Serve as a relish with the meat and pap

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