Spicy Apple Chutney
Sev ki Sirke Waali Chutney
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
Peel, core and chop apples roughly.
Peel and chop onions finely.
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.
Add onions and ginger and stir-fry until onions look lightly golden.
Add apples, salt, chillies, garam masala, raisins, vinegar and Jaggery/sugar.
Cook on medium heat until apples are softened and the liquid looks like a thick gravy.
Bottle and label.