August 20, 2017

Chutneys are sweet condiments where fruits, veggies, sugar and vinegar mix. They remind me of famous sauces you can buy in stores to add to your rice. Today I created a chutney that will, besides rice, make a lot of dishes even better. The raisins help the sweetness, ginger the aroma and veggies the texture. Despite the fact that most Slovenian households don’t know (yet) this amazigness, the ingredients are so basic anyone can make it 🙂


**For around 1,5 l of chutney; Very simple; 20 min for preparation + 1,5 h for cooking **


Ingredients

500 g red pepper
200 g cucumber
300 g onion
200 g ginger (peeled)
200 g raisins
8 dl vinegar
500 g brown sugar
3 teaspoons of salt
Instructions
  1. First prepare all the ingredients. Cut the red pepper and cucumber to cubes. Slice the onion and grate the ginger.
  2. The put all the ingredients except sugar and salt in a big pot and bring to boil. Cook covered for around 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes add sugar and salt add cook uncovered for 30-45 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates.
  4. Put the chutney to clean jars and close them well. Cover them with a blanket and leave them overnight.

Wise-ass corner

Chutney fits well in rice dishes, sandwiches and with meat.
If you really like ginger add more of it.
On the photo I paired the chutney with basmati rice, zoodles and roasted hazelnuts.
It will taste the best after 1 month. You can keep it in you pantry for 2 years.

Baby, this one is a keeper

On my mission to reduce food waste, I used some over-ripped bananas that were laying around and made this scrumptious & good for ya belly Banana Bread