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February 12, 2009

Pumpkin chutney/Dip

Spicy pumpkin chutney is a delicious condiment and very easy to make. Spicy pumpkin chutney is a delightful mix of sweet and sour and goes very well with cheese, meats and many people add it to soups and sauces to give them a more interesting flavour.

Sultanas can also be added for additional flavor & this can be stored for a week in a air tight container. Though, I make this chutney occasionally, I serve this as a dip for pappad during snack time. Try this!! it taste different:)

Ingredients :

  1. 1 cup Pumpkin (peeled & diced)
  2. 1 small apple (peeled & diced)
  3. 1 medium sized onion
  4. 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  5. 1 large clove garlic, mashed
  6. 1 tsp Coriander Leaves (chopped)
  7. 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  8. 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  9. 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  10. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  11. 1 tsp Sugar
  12. Salt to taste
  13. 1 tbsp Oil
  14. 1 tsp nutmeg pwd
Directions :
  • Put pumpkin and apple pieces in a pan. Add enough water to cover the contents. Also add turmeric powder and lemon juice to it and cook until both get soft.
  • Turn off the flame and roughly mash the pieces with a potato masher. Do not make pasty, allow small pieces to remain.
  • Heat oil in the pan, add mustard seeds followed by the onion, ginger & garlic.
  • Now add sugar and resume cooking till sugar gets dissolved.
  • Once excess moisture evaporates, add chili, mashed pumpkin, salt and mix well.
  • Add nutmeg powder & turn off the flame. Let the chutney cool and then add chopped coriander to it.

Pumpkin Chutney is ready to serve.


Usha said...

A very unique chutney with pumpkin and apple, must have been a great taste of sweet and spicy...looks fantastic :-)

sriharivatsan said...

This is new to me but looks very much tempting and colorful..

Dershana said...

this one sounds very interesting with apple along with pumpkin!

Deepa Hari said...

Chutney sounds great and different...never tried pumpkin with apple...Looks lovely.

Ashwini said...

wow pumkin with apple..never tried..looks yummm and different..

Recipeswap said...

This looks so different.goes well with cheese,soup and meat interesting!

Varsha Vipins said...

Loved the wonderful color n texture..:)

sathya said...

Pumpkin & apple , quite a different combo..
picture looks tempting n colourful !This is a definite one to try.

Swapna said...

Thank u all for dropping ur lovely comments.

Unknown said...

interesting recipe..must have been delicious..

Sanghi said...

Wow! Swapna, i'm drooling over ur chutney.
Do check my blogs for new post on my trip to Tamilnadu.. Keep enjoying!:)

vidhas said...

HI Swapna,

Very different chutney. Lovely colour. Thanks for dropping by and you have a great space.

AnuSriram said...

Wow... thats such a nice colour! Apples in chutney is new to me...Interesting! Looks tempting!

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