Sunday, November 20, 2011

Apricot chutney



1 cup dried apricot chopped
2 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp fennel seeds crushed
1/2 tsp cumin seeds crushed
1/2 to 1 tsp chopped green chillie
1 tsp ginger grated
3 1/2 tbsp or more sugar to taste
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp green cardamom seeds ground

Soak the chopped apricots in hot water for 1 hour and leave it aside. Reserve the water to cook with.
Heat the ghee, add the crushed fennel and cumin seeds. When it crackle add the green chillie and ginger. Sauté the apricots for 2 minutes, then pour the reserved water enough to cover the apricots. When it comes to a boil reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes until the apricots are mushy and water evaporates.
Add the sugar, vinegar and cardamom. Remove from heat and let it cool before putting it in a jar or serving.

Updated Serve chutney with rice, bread and flat breads as a side.

Recipe adapted from the book Rasoi: New Indian Kitchen by Vineet Bhatia.

This goes to EP series herbs and spices cilantro and cumin.

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71 comments:

  1. Delicious n lovely colour of chutney..never tried this way,Unique!!Thanx for sharing!

    Erivum Puliyum
    Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)

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  2. Was just thinking about making a cranberry one and then I see yours which sounds incredible with apricot!

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  3. i LOVE apricot chutney but have never considered making it. Now I might! thanks :)

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  4. Apricot Chutney looks simply delicious...

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  5. apricot chutney looks delicious.. never heard of this... unique..

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  6. Apricot chutney looks to be lipsmackingly delicious.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. Woww wat a catchy and healthy chutney, amazing!

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  8. Hi Akheela, I have not try this chutney but yours looks delicious. Have a nice day.

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  9. i never knew a chutney on apricot..Cant wait try a spoon of it :)

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  10. Lovely colour..Chutney looks yummy.

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  11. This chutney looks like a nice variation...yummy looking

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  12. Very lovely chutney..so yum flavours.

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  13. very delicious ..must b a gr8 accomapniment

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  14. salam akeela
    Apricot chutney looks very tempting

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  15. Apricot chutney looks super delicious..:) I love the addition of spices which makes it even more delicious..:)
    Reva

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  16. Chutney looks delicious, Akheela...

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  17. I have a lot of apricots in my fridge. Will sure try this.

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  18. looks delicious Akheela, but how do you use it? with toast, with meat? enchallah try it out soon!

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  19. innovative idea.....it luks delicious

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  20. A very flavorful and yummy chutney

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  21. Yum yum,chunky apricot chutney looks seriously incredible.

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  22. Wohoo Akheela!! Thats something unique! Gotta try this one and get back you !!!

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  23. Sweet & spicy...!! Such a droolworthy chutney ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  24. Unique chutney. Sounds delicious.

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  25. Wow, i love apricot!! There are plenty of fresh one over Australia here now.

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  26. Love the twisting flavours in it! A lip-smacking chutney!

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  27. This would work with so many recipes!

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  28. The chutney looks and sounds delish..the sweetness of the apricots and the heat from the chili is matched perfectly..like explosions in your mouth.
    Love Ash.

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  29. The spice, the sweet, the sour...I LOVE the sound of this!

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  30. First time to know about it. Like the colour and blend of very good ingredients.

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  31. Lovely chutney with aromatic ingredients :)

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  32. love the color of the chutney! its time for chutneys now with the holiday season right here.. and this would be a good change from the usual cranberry chutneys.

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  33. Your apricot chutney sounds delicious! I also love your beautiful napkin. :-)

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  34. I simply love the idea of apricot chutney. Should give it a try.

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  35. lovely chutney, def hav to give it a try. great click as well..

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  36. Love the chutney Akila, SO tempting

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  37. Mmmm bet that tastes good. We had some of my fig chutney for lunch today that was also good. Diane

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  38. Lovely color on that chutney. There's a whole box of dried apricots waiting in my pantry..now I know what for :) Thanks for the recipe!

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  39. sounds especially tasty n healthy akheela..;P
    Tasty Appetite

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  40. What a beautiful and delicious chutney. The perfect accompaniment to my curry. (Or I could just spoon feed it to myself!)

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  41. Wow looks yummy and delicious .... Very innovative recipe ....

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  42. What a beautiful chutney...I could just eat this as is, but I guess I could save some for a lovely addition to meals as well :) Very lovely!

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  43. This chutney sounds so fruity and delicious =)

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  44. Very yummy chutney,sounds healthy too...

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  45. Love the colour of the chutney,

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  46. A really beautiful chutney. I would love them spread on my bread!

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  47. i am sure u will be in demand for this...addition of cardamom is interestg....

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  48. This looks sweet and tangy and spicy. Perfect.

    Thank You.

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  49. Thanks for sharing a new chutney to try out! Happy Thanksgiving :)

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  50. i would have never thought of making chutney out of dried fruits. So cool!

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  51. I am an apricot fan so this is going on my list for the future. What would you serve this with?

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  52. *Shows up late to the party with a spoon.*

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  53. Apricot chutney looks superb!!Any type of chutney is very well-received by my family and chutney with apricots will definitely be an item - thanks for sharing this recipe dear:)

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