If you like spices and rich punchy food this chutney is perfect to keep in the fridge to add flavour to a simple salad or leftovers lunch.
You can also use this chutney to marinate tofu, to eat as a spread or dip your raw veggies(try with carrots, just amazing!)
This is a basic recipe for chutney, you can use any other fruit instead, the only thing that can change is the cooking time since some fruits have more water then others.
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WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 cloves
- 4 cardamon pods(open and seeded)
- 2 tsp cumin powder
- 2 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 anis star
- 4 shallots, sliced
- 100g muscovado sugar
- 1kg fresh reine claude plums(I used reine claudes becouse I had a lot of them but you can use whatever you would like)
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup dried coconut slices(you can use fresh grated coconut if you have that)
Start by destoning and slicing all plums and setting them aside;
Heat a frying pan with the olive oil and fry all the dry spices for about 1 minute in medium high heat;
Add the sliced onion and salt and let it simmer with a lid on for 3 minutes in medium heat;
Add the plums, turn the heat to medium high, let it boil once and turn down to low heat;
Let it cook with a lid on for about 15 minutes;
Take the lid off, add the sugar, the coconut and the apple cider vinegar. Give a stir and let it simmer without the lead for about 5 to 10 minutes;
Turn the heat off, wait that it cools down and store in clean airtight containers;
You can keep it in the fridge for about 1 month or freeze it for 3 months;
Serve as a side to your fried rice, sauce to your tofu or even as a spread or dip for your veggies!
I served with this amazing Buternut and Coconut Black Rice.