Starfruit Chutney- a unique sweet and tangy chutney2014-10-09
We love our chutneys, whether to eat alongside or dosas or in sandwiches, they are ever present.
The Bengali chutney, however, is more like a relish- a sweet and tangy delight, an explosion of flavours. It is meant to cleanse the palate of all the tastes of the non-vegetarian course and prepare it for the dessert onslaught.
This unusual chutney has been created by my ever innovative Mother-in-law after we returned home with bags loaded with shopping from my favourite Chinese shop with my lovely friend, Yen.
Yen, my dear, this chutney is for you!
- Starfruit- 1
- Sugar- 4-5 tbsp
- Salt- 1 pinch
- Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Oil- 2 tsp
- Dry Red chilli-1 (optional- chilli flakes)
- Grated ginger- 1/2 tsp (optional)
- Water- 1/2 cup
- Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
Wash and slice the starfruit.
In a wok, heat the oil, add the cumin seeds, add in the red chilli. Add the starfruit,
Add salt and sugar and mix well. If adding the ginger, add it now.
Add in the water and let cook on slow heat till the starfruit is cooked.
Add lemon juice and switch off the gas. The lemon juice not only livens up the taste, but also gives a beautiful gloss.
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