Sunday, 31 May 2015

Versatile Mixed Fruit Jam Chutney #dip #jam #fingerlickinggood #chutney #ketchup


When one haves sudden cravings to indulge i fried or spicy Indian snacks like pakora, Instant Dhokla or savoury pancakes. I know how it feels, what's the big deal ? just jump in the car and head to the Indian sweet shop and fetch something, right ? Nope, I don't do that, I prefer to make at home. Done many times in the past and will do it in the future too, however one problem, not always but many times occurs when you don't have the right ingredients for the chutneys, which is accompanied to those particular snacks. For Mint and coriander chutney I might run out of fresh mint, Or for tamarind chutney, don't have enough time. Bottle of ketchup always is not the right taste, well especially for me anyway !

Few months back, I was messaging to sister on whatsapp. It was same usual talks what, where and when types of stuff and conversation leads to a food topic. That day she surprised me saying " When you don't have all the usual ingredients you are used to, you end up having to improvise quite a lot " I was intrigued by that message , she told me she and her MIL ends up making Mixed Fruit Jam Chutney ! 



What !!!!! chutney made with Jam, you must be kidding. "No, I am not. Straight away I was convinced  because I know that her MIL and family are experts in making absolutely delicious food and particularly making chutney with each and every meal, it's a child play for them. In the past I got inspired and prepared one chutney. Lol check out the title I gave Iss Chutney ko kya Naam doo  - What shall I call this Chutney ! I think now I've found a name we'll give a name to that recipe ' Fusion Bomb Chutney .
Sister did unfold whole story to me, few of her MIL's friends visited them unexpectedly, and they prepared some potato and chilli pakoras and also prepared Jam Chutney,  it came out so good and it was  hit with their friends and family. Old habits die hard, immediately I asked her to message me a recipe. On my next shopping trip I bought Mixed Fruit Jam and prepared this chutney.

I chucked the jam in the bowl, squeezed out few spoons of ketchup. Pinch of garlic powder and red chilli powder and whisked away till everything well combined and syrupy.
A last minute addition of amchoor ( dry mango powder ) to the jam chutney brought a little 'tartness' with sweet and spicy taste. A quick and easy fix and substitute for tamarind or hot and spicy garlic chutney. Finger licking good and so yummy. My daughter asked me to prepare more for her to take to UNI as she wanted all the flavours in one sauce. Great for students like her as they don't have enough room in the fridge to keep so much stuff, also this chutney stays fresh and tasty for longer period as Jam and ketchup has longer shelf life.  Actually this chutney goes well with all Indian snacks as well as chips and burgers too.

There is no fix amount for this chutney recipe. If you like chutney more sweeter add more Jam, for more spicy add more red chilli powder, Garlic-y taste add more garlic powder and for more tartness add more Amchoor Powder, choice is yours !

Author :- Jagruti Cooking Odyssey
You will need :-

  • 5 tbsp mixed fruit jam
  • 10 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. red chilli powder or flakes
  • 1 tsp. amchoor powder ( dry mango )
  • Pinch of salt ( optional )      


Method :-
Place everything in a big bowl.
Whisk till everything combines well and chutney goes syrupy.
Store in a airtight container and refrigerate or use it straight in your recipe.
Enjoy !









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