As I mentioned in my last post, fruits tend to be more decorative than edible objects in our house, especially for the kids:))
So, this weekend I decided to put the pretty little decorative objects sitting on my kitchen counter(read, apples and pears) in a fruity chutney that was sweet and yet tangy!
I ended up serving the chutney with rotis as well as at snack-time the next day with dosas(savory Indian crepes)...and the best thing was the kids did not have any complaints about eating fruits when there were so many interesting flavors - both sweet and tart, going on in the chutney.
This fruity chutney makes it way to Nithu's event: Think beyond the usual - Fruits.
Recipe for sweet and tangy Apple - Pear chutney:
Serves: 3 or 4
Prep/cook time: 15 mins.
Apples - 2 crisp/firm finely grated with peel(I have used both Granny Smith and Golden Delicious varieties)
Pear - 1 finely grated(crisp variety like Asian Pears)
Ginger - 1 small piece
Green chillies - 1 or 2
Honey - 2 tbsp
For seasoning: black mustard seeds, salt - a pinch, cooking oil/butter - 1 tsp
In a pan, add the cooking oil(or butter) and when it heats up, add the mustard seeds and when they crackle, add all the rest of the ingredients, one at a time and saute for 6 or 7 mins. till the fruits become very soft and translucent. Serve immediately or at room temperature with rotis, Indian snack items like dosa/idli or on bread as a spread.
Also, going back to my tag awards, here are two of my favorite pics. from our family's most memorable, recent vacations...a picture of Napa Valley, California from last fall and downtown Vancouver, BC. I have many joyous memories from these trips...and that, I guess will be material for future posts...