Saturday, December 3, 2011

Spicy Gingery Strawberry Raspberry chutney

Did the name interest you? Well, I wanted to just keep it without ginger, but with all words ending with a “Y” I added gingery. :o) Strawberries and raspberries are almost going out of season. We always get those big boxes from Sam’s and the last few remaining start to soften and then kids don’t want to eat. I try not to waste them and do jam or sauce out of them. Below is one of spicy chutney that I do with these berries. I didn't really get or taste this recipe anywhere. I was just playing around with making sauce out of the fruits. This spicy variation made the cut and I was happy to have noted down so I could recreate it every time. Make variations with your favorite fruit and try it. This can be used to top toast, just as a side relish with rice, with roti or even with dosa.

Yields: 2 cups| Prep Time: 10 min. | Cooking Time: 20 min. ~ 25 min.

  • Strawberry - 1 1/2 cup
  • Rasberry - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Ginger - 1 lemon size - paste 
  • Pitted Dates - 1/2 cup *
  • Sliced almonds - 1 tbsp. (optional)
  • Salt to taste (<1 tsp.)
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp. (Increase if you like it sweet)
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp.
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp. (Skip it if the fruits are sour)
 Method of Preparation:

~ Wash and clean the berries. Pit the strawberry. Chop both of them coarsely.
~ Place berries, ginger and water in a pot and cook on low heat.
~ Once the berries are half way done (about 10 min.), add all the remaining ingredients and continue to cook.
~ The sauce with thicken and all the fruits should be nicely cooked. Switch off the heat and leave it to cook.
~ Put them in clean air tight glass jars and store it in fridge. Start using after 1 or 2 days. It will stay for a month or so.

* - I usually have the softer variety of dates, so I add them half way through. If they are harder, add it earlier so they cook and soften.
- Tastes best when it sits for a day or two.
Enjoy! :o)


  1. Awesome looking chutney.Simply finger licking delicious.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. I love the combination.. just so refreshing and delicious..:)
    Loved the spicy variation ..
    Good one girl..:)

  3. jam looks wonderfully flavourful

  4. Very new to me.Delish and colourful Chutney.Luv it

  5. Chutney looks very nice. Delicious too.

  6. tht's a good one ! nice recipe

  7. I see lots of beautiful flavours and colours in this jar of goodness.

  8. Wonderful looking chutney - love the flavor combination you used - delish!
    mary x

  9. sure an interesting name and chutney, looks absolutely yummy..

  10. wow...awesome chutney recipe !something new to me:-)

  11. Thank you all. Your encouragement is always appreciated. :o)

  12. chutney looks delicious!!

  13. omy...this sounds divine...wonderful preparation..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  14. This looks exotic and delicious!

  15. Very tangy chutney...It's a new dish to me..


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