In this part of the world we’re blessed with juiciest fruit from stone fruit family, Ruby Red Plums. These are gorgeous to look at and wonderfully delicious. While the season lasts and we get fresh produce from the grocers the perfect way to use up this summer fruit is to make Plum Chutney.
In Pakistan, Plum Chutney is one condiment that is an absolute must and utterly delicious and is made with dry plums. it’s also prepared at special dinners at home and to accompany the desi Pakistani cuisine. But this Plum Chutney that we prepared is from fresh plums, is slightly spiced, is sweet with a hint of tartness and has this gorgeous glossy ruby red color. And the best thing is that you can prepare it in 30 minutes and can indulge in taste treasure right away.
It’s so so good that you can use it as a spread for breakfast, serve with cold meats, as a condiment with snacks and daily meals. And if you’re like me just dig in whenever you feel like, it’s that good!
The recipe involves just 2 steps and uses few simple ingredients. Though it has sugar, a lot of it but you can always adjust according to your taste and liking. The trick however is to keep plum and sugar ratio to 1:1, so if you’re using 1 kg plums you’ll add 1 kg sugar. The spices used in the recipe give it a kick of flavor cutting through the sweetness. Try it out, I’m sure it will be a hit at your place too and will definitely tickle those tastebuds!
Spiced Plum Chutney (No Peel)
by Hirra Pervaiz August-01-2015
Spiced Plum Chutney! A delicious sweet and savory plum chutney – made with fresh plums, perfect for using up juicy summer fruit
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: makes 1 jar
1/2 Kg Fresh Plums
1/2 Kg Sugar
1 tsp Salt, or to taste
1 tsp Red chili Powder, or to taste
1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
1/2 tsp Green Cardamom, ground
1/4 Cup White vinegar
Cut plums in have and remove the pit, don’t peel the skin.
In a heavy bottom pan add plums and sugar over medium-high heat. Let cook till the sugar dissolves and plums are mixed. Keep stirring occasionally and bring it to a liquid jelly like consistency
Add all the spices, mix well. Do a taste check and adjust spices according to taste.
Let cool and store in a jar. Can be stored in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks