Friday, March 25, 2016

Apple ginger chutney

Made with red apples
Chutney is a versatile spread/condiment that is usually associated with Indian cuisine. Chutney could be sweet, spicy, tangy depending on its main ingredient and could be made of herbs, fruits, veggies, dry fruits or a combination of one or more of these. Most chutneys have similar ingredients, fruits or veggies, sugar, salt, spices and vinegar/acid and these all balance out to adds flavor to whatever it is served with. This one is a simple combo of apple and ginger. I prefer to add cranberries, but you can use raisins as well.
Source: Ruchi Airen

Made with green apples
2 cups apple shavings
1/3-1/2 cup sugar
Handful dried sweetened cranberries (or raisins)
1 inch ginger, julienne
Salt to taste
Juice and zest of 1 lime
Red chili powder to taste
Lots of cracked black pepper
  1. Quarter apple, slice away seeds and core. Use a vegetable peeler to make apple shavings(with peel). 
  2. Put all the ingredients in a pan and bring to boil. 
  3. Simmer and cook on medium, stirring continuously, till the fruit softens up and the chutney becomes syrupy and a little thick. 
  4. Do not overcook as it thickens considerably as it cools down. 
Serving suggestions
  1. Spread on toasted baguette slices/crostini
  2. As an accompaniment with any grilled or BBQ dish
  3. Serve over slices of fruit and cheese
  4. Serve over cheese and crackers
  5. Use as a sandwich spread

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