Mamta's Kitchen - A Family Cookbook

Spicy Apple Chutney

Sev ki Sirke Waali Chutney

Mamta Gupta


An easy chutney to make, especially when you have access to surplus/windfall apples. Give it a try.


  • 4 Granny Smith or other cooking apples. Other tart apples will also do. You can make it with other fruits like apricots and plums also.
  • 2 tbs. oil
  • 1 tsp nigella or kalaunji seeds (you can use mustard seeds)
  • 1 large pinch of asafoetida powder
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 1 heaped tsp. grated or chopped ginger
  • 2 tsp salt, adjust to taste
  • 1 tbs. chilli flakes or coarsely ground dry red chilli
  • 1 heaped tsp. Garam Masala. You can use mixed spice, if you don’t have it.
  • 3 tbs. or a good handful of sultanas or raisins
  • 1 cup grated jagary (Gur) or dark brown sugar or muscovado sugar
  • 1 cup malt vinegar


  1. Peel, core and chop apples roughly.
  2. Peel and chop onions finely.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add nigella seeds and asafoetida powder. If using mustard seeds, cover the pan, otherwise seeds will jump all over your kitchen.
  4. Add onions and ginger and stir-fry until onions look lightly golden.
  5. Add apples, salt, chillies, garam masala, raisins, vinegar and Jaggery/sugar.
  6. Cook on medium heat until apples are softened and the liquid looks like a thick gravy.
  7. Bottle and label.
This recipe was originally created Nov 29, 2008 and last updated Jun 4, 2024

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