Chutney and Compote Recipes

Tamarind and Jaggery Chutney

A must for Chaat dishes ,this Chutney is sweet and sour in taste.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chutney for Chaat.
Author: Smita

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Tamarind (preferably seedless ,if not available you can use concentrated puree)
  • 1 1/2 Cup Jaggery powder
  • 1 Tsp Dry Ginger powder or saunth
  • 1 Tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Asofoetida /Hing
  • 1 Tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 Tsp Black salt
  • Salt according to taste.

Instructions

  • Soak the tamarind in 2.5 cups of warm water.
  • Mash it with hands and strain it with a sieve .
  • We will use only the tamarind water,mixed with soft pulp ,so discard all the seeds .
  • Take a pan . Add jaggery and tamarind water and all the ingredients together.
  • Cook this 12 -14 minute on low to medium flame.
  • Keep stirring it so that lumps are not formed.
  • Remove the pan from heat and let it cool on the kitchen counter.
  • Transfer in a clean jar and refrigerate it .
  • You can use this for at least two months.

Cilantro ,Mint and Green Mango Chutney.

Tangy Green Chutney with raw mango ,cilantro and mint.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Cup Fresh Mint
  • 1/2 Cup Green Mango chopped
  • 2 Green Chili
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Inch Chopped Ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of Asafoetida

Instructions

  • Wash and dry Mint ,Cilantro ,Mango and green chilies.
  • Add all the ingredients in the blender and grind it into a smooth consistency.
  • Adding of water depends on your need ,only add few drops not much otherwise it will be watery .
  • Store in a air tight container.

Strawberry and Jaggery Compote .

A Chutney or Compote made using fresh /frozen strawberries ,Jaggery and lemon juice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian

Ingredients

  • 10 Fresh strawberry ,washed ,dried and chopped.
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 Cup Jaggery powder (If you have block ,please grte it or cut it into small pieces.You can increase the quantity depending on sweetness of your strawberries.
  • Pinch of Salt to balance the sweetness.

Instructions

  • Take a pan .
  • When its hot enough add strawberry .
  • Simmer it on a low heat till it breaks down .
  • Add lemon juice ,salt and Jaggery .
  • Let it cook on slow flame till it reaches the desired consistency .
  • Transfer it into a clean glass jar .
  • Refrigerate it only when it has reached the room temperature.

Pineapple , Cinnamon Compote

A beautiful combination of Cinnamon ,Pineapple .
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chutney for Chaat.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Ripe Pineapple grated or chopped into a small cubes.
  • 1/2 Inch Grated Ginger
  • 1/2 Inch Cinnamon stick broken
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Take a Pan.
  • Place everything in it and cook on slow flame till it reaches your desired consistency .
  • Let it come to room temperature and after that store it into a clean glass Jar and refrigerate it .

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