Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Peach Chutney


A few months back, we'd gone peach picking at one of the local orchards and I came back with a whole lot of peaches. I used a couple of peaches to make this chutney. I'd bookmarked a recipe for methamba, a sweet and savory mango relish that I'd seen on Vaishali's Happy Burp, a long time back but never thought of making the relish when mangoes were still in season. I substituted the mango in the recipe with peaches and made a few other changes. In the end, I was not too disappointed with the way the recipe turned out.

2 large ripe peaches, peeled and chopped
1/2 tsp grated ginger
2 green chillies, finely chopped
Red pepper flakes
2 tsp sugar or jaggery (adjust according to taste)
1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice

For seasoning:
1- 2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
A pinch of asafoetida
A tiny pinch of fenugreek powder(too much of this will make the chutney bitter)

Heat oil in a pan and add temper it with mustard seeds, asafoetida and fenugreek powder.

Add ginger, green chillies and a pinch of red pepper flakes.

Stir in the peaches followed by the sugar/jaggery and salt and cook on medium heat till the peach pieces disintegrate and release their juices.

Add some vinegar or lemon juice for tartness at the end.

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This chutney would go well with parathas and is great on toast too.

Peach chutney3

8 Burps:

Rachel said...

Awesome looking peaches. I would have never thought of a chutney.. nice.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Fruit chutney thats interesting...lovely color and look

Divya Vikram said...

Love the way you have indianized cooking peaches!

Prathima Rao said...

Interesting!!Must have been really delicious!!

Homecooked said...

Looks yummy TBC :)

Dr.Sameena Prathap


The chutney looks awesome...:)Love it...:)


Raaga said...

I've never made chutneys with fruit... should try sometime :)

Shanthi said...

Looks gorgeous. Keep rocking

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