Sometimes, I think it was such a good idea to start an event like Veggie/Fruit A Month, which is hosted by Ayeesha this month with the start ingredient as CHERRY. If you haven't already participated, please do so. I have never cooked with cherry other than to top my ice-cream or cake with cherry. But, this event made me think and try to cook it up. And, that is the whole purpose of this event, is to encourage people to use a certain veggie/fruit in your cooking which you usually don't.
Dried Cherry and Onion Chutney
Dried Cherries - 1 cup
Onion - 1 cup, finely chopped
Ginger - 1 tbsp, finely grated
Sugar - 3/4 cup (you can choose to use brown sugar as well, and please adjust the quantity depending on your palette and how sweet your cherries are)
Water - 3/4 cup
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
- Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add oil to it.
- Add onion and garlic to it and fry till onion becomes golden in color.
- Add cherries, salt, all spices, sugar, water and mix well.
- Cover and cook for about 10 min.
- Let it cool down a bit before or else initially it will look runny, but as the syrup cools down, it gets thicker.
I was just speaking it like that without any purpose, but to eat... lol. But, this can be served as an excellent sandwich or burger spread or a side dish with roti/paratha/poori and dosa or anything like that. I mean, just put your thinking caps and think a thousand serving ideas :)
I am sending this to of course Veggie/Fruit A Month - Cherry event and Vegetarian Foodie Friday event.
That's all for now. Take care till next post.