Chatini Pomme D'amour
Difficulty level: Easy
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When I searched the English translation of this via Google Translate it came up as ‘candy apple’ which is not at all what this recipe is. In fact, chatini pomme d’amour is a Mauritian spicy tomato chutney or salsa, and Mauritians serve with a lot of different dishes such as di pain frire, bol divere, curries and a lot of meat and rice dishes.

It is usually served as a condiment adding a fresh and vibrant contrast to a lot of savoury Mauritian recipes. Some serve it chunky but it can also be can be blended into a sauce consistency. Chatini pomme d’amour cuts through the fattiness and adds a vibrant and fresh contrast.

As this recipe use whole raw chillies, I recommend that you start with ½ chilli and add more as you go.

This can be made ahead of time and can last up to 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container.

Serves 4-5 people
Prep Time
10-15 minutes
Cooking/Baking Time

2 vine tomatoes
½ white onion
2-3 birds eye chillies or Thai chillies (for a mild chatini, use ½ to 1 chilli)
1 garlic clove (optional)
½ oz. fresh coriander
Salt and pepper to taste


Finely chop the tomatoes, onion, chillies, garlic and coriander. Mix well in a bowl and add salt and pepper to taste. Leave to sit for 15 minutes so that the flavour develops, then serve and enjoy!

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