Monday, March 8, 2010

Fruity, sweet chutney with a tangy attitude

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.

Ingredients:
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

Method:
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.



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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...

                          
                             

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20 comments:

  1. I love this sweet n tangy chutney...and beautiful clicks:)

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  2. Hey Meena
    that chutney looks so yummy and tasty!! like your pics...

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  3. Hi Meena, chutney look simply delicious!!! :)

    Nice pics! ;)

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  4. chutney looks yummy and nice and interesting recipe too..and happy woman's day meena

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  5. The pear chutney looks delicious! And those pictures are gorgeous!

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  6. Chutney with apple and pear sounds really yummy and interesting..

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  7. Unique combo in a chutney Meena..nice pics..

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  8. looks so delicious...beautiful pics, dear

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  9. Yummy chutney and lovely pics...great post Meena :-)

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  10. simple and yummy chutney.....beautiful pix....

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  11. nice chutney, thatz very innovative

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  12. Very novel. Never tried pears in chutney before.

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  13. Dear Meena, Chutney looks very tempting..thanks for sending it to my event..I love your recipe and the picture:-)

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  14. Fruit chutneys look delicious and lovely clicks too.

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  15. Nice photos Meena...very innovative chutney...looks so good...kids are sure to love this one :)

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  16. Chutney sounds great andn ur vacations pics are great too.

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  17. From almost 5 years I am trying Napa visit but still trying.....
    Lovely picture! The chutney sounds excellent and fruity!

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  18. Interesting chutney. Photos are beautiful.

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