Arabic Tomato Chutney | Mandi Sauce | Mandi Chutney


Arabic Tomato Chutney also known as Mandi Sauce, is a tangy and spicy flavored tomato based sauce served commonly as a side with Mandi, a traditional rice dish from Yemen. Mandi Sauce is very popular in almost all Arabian countries and is considered a must have dish with Mandi and other rice based dishes such as Kabsa. A beloved and favorite dish in Yemen, and the rest of the Arab world, Mandi is often served for occasional and special events such as weddings and feasts. Also termed as ‘Yemeni Sahawiq’, there is something very unique and special with the flavorful sauce. The sauce is typically prepared with fresh ingredients such as tomatoes, green chillies, lemon juice and coriander leaves. Also, there are many recipes available online for preparation of Mandi Chutney. But I have included the basic and traditional dish that includes just four simple ingredients.

These ingredients are blended together to create a spicy, flavorful Mandi Sauce that complements the flavors of the Mandi dish. Mandi is basically a traditional dish that has its origin from Hadhramaut, Yemen. It basically consists of meat and rice cooked in a pit underground with a special blend of spices. The dish is also considered a staple in many regions of the Arab world. Mandi Chutney is served along with the rice and meat dish. Try the simple chutney dish at home and let me know the feedback. Tomatoes are well known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Tomatoes are also a rich source of vitamins C,K and folate. This makes them beneficial for skin, hair and heart conditions. You can explore a well detailed Arabic Tomato Chutney recipe here.

Arabic Tomato Chutney | Mandi Sauce | Mandi Chutney

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Arabian
Servings 6 People


  • 3 Nos. Tomato
  • 2 Nos. Green chilly
  • 1 Tsp Lemon juice
  • Coriander leaves Few
  • Salt as required


  • Boil tomato and green chilly for 2 minutes. Then remove the skin of the tomatoes. This process is only for removing the skin of the tomato and you can skip this stage if you don't want to remove it.
  • Add peeled tomato, green chilly, lemon juice and salt into a jar. Blend it for 4-5 seconds.
  • Add coriander leaves and blend it again for 3-4 seconds. Do not over blend because we need a coarse paste.
  • Serve with rice dishes. Enjoy!


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