Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
From Asia Nora Restaurant in Washington. A delicious sounding chutney to go with Indian foods. amount is a "batch" as i have not made it yet. If you do before i do, please send in a correction with the amount?
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 inch piece gingerroot, peeled and minced
- 2 cups drained canned apricots (about 3/4 of a pound, preferably unsulphured, sliced in half or into 1/2-inch pieces)
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar or 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup apple cider or 1 cup rice wine vinegar
- 3 cups water
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 4 cardamom pods
- 2 inches cinnamon sticks
- minced chili pepper (optional)
- Put the onion, ginger, apricots, sugar, vinegar, water, curry powder, cardamom and cinnamon in a medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the chutney takes on the consistency of a jam.
- Stir the chutney from time to time to prevent it from burning. Cool. If you want a spicy chutney, add some minced chili pepper to the mixture.
This is a nice basic chutney that lends itself to adaptation to different fruits. I don't really like apricots, so I used a cup of cranberries, an apple and a clementine. I had to add some extra sugar because of the tartness of the cranberries, but other than that I stuck to the recipe, adding the optional crushed red pepper. Thanks for sharing!
EXCELLENT! Homemade chutney is something I've never made...I guess I thought it was a whole lot harder than this! I used frozen aprium halves from my tree. I used 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar blend and it was very sweet...I may half it again next time. I used the rice wine vinegar and didn't add any chili peppers. I would suggest removing the whole spices at the end or you might bite into one and have instant fresh breath like I did. LOL. This is a definite KEEPER recipe that I will make fresh for all of my Indian theme meals! Made for the Zaar tag game.