How to make Mixed Fruit Chutney -

Mixed fruits and nuts chutney made in microwave.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Microwave Cooking Made Easy.

Main Ingredients : Almonds (आलमंड/बादाम), Apples (सेब)

Cuisine : Kashmiri

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Mixed Fruit Chutney

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Kashmiri food carries with it a delicious nip of all things hot and spicy.  It is a rich tapestry of Indian, Iranian, Afghani and Central Asian styles of cooking. 
Kashmiri cuisine has some vantage ingredients: that is dry ginger, fennel, red chillies, curds and mustard oil. Even though it is dominated by non-vegetarian fare, the vegetarian delicacies manage to carve a niche for themselves.  One of the typical ingredients in a lot of Kashmiri delicacies is the Kashmiri ver which is a doughnut-shaped cake of ground spices with a strong and pungent aroma. And yes how can one forget the scent of saffron, which forms an important part of this cuisine. 
Riffling through the books of history one discovers that it was the invasion by Timur in 15th century that left a legacy of Kashmiri cuisine. With time there was an influx of skilled workers as also cooks from Samarkand whose descendants came to be known as Wazas or the master chefs of Kashmir. Wazwan is a unique concept in the world of Kashmiri cooking. Other influences are that of the Muslim and Rajput styles of cooking. A fantastic blend of all these is witnessed in the ultimate formal Muslim banquet called the Wazwan.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Mixed Fruit Chutney Recipe

  • Almonds sliced 15-16

  • Apples cored and chopped 1 large

  • Plums stoned and chopped 4

  • Ripe mango peeled, stoned and chopped 1

  • Dates stoned and chopped 1 cup

  • Tinned pineapple 1/2 inch cubes 4 slices

  • Raisins 1/4 cup

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Aniseeds (saunf) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Ginger chopped 2 inch piece

  • Cider vinegar 1/4 cup

  • brown sugar/jaggery 1 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

Method

Step 1

Combine cumin seeds, coriander seeds, onion seeds, aniseeds, cinnamon and almonds in a large, deep microwave bowl and cook, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH for five minutes to roast the spices and lightly brown the almonds.

Step 2

Add the apple, plums, mango, dates, pineapple, raisins, ginger and vinegar. Cover and cook on Microwave HIGH for two minutes. Add brown sugar or jaggery, red chilli powder and salt. Cook, covered, for a further twenty minutes on Microwave HIGH, stirring occasionally.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.