Friday, August 13, 2010

Dried Cherry and Onion Chutney

Hello friends,

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




Ingredients
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
Preparation

  • 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.

Serving
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.

37 comments:

Aparna S Mallya said...

That's a great idea indeed!

Satya said...

chutney looks really delicious n mouthwatering ...very creative one dear ...thanks for sharing

Satya
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aipi said...

this definitely interests me.. i like this type of stuff..
how very original , looks sweet - tangy n yummy :)

Torviewtoronto said...

Delicious colourful chutney

Madhavi said...

Cherry chutney ??? wow nice recipe Priya!!!

girlichef said...

Oh, I love the sound of this chutney...I love onion and cherry and can almost taste them together...delicious. =)

Umm Mymoonah said...

That sounds very delicious, thank you for sending this to the event. Looking forward to more innovative recipes using cherry:-)

Umm Mymoonah said...

That sounds very delicious, thank you for sending this to the event. Looking forward to more innovative recipes using cherry:-)

Nithu said...

This is a different combo. Looks so tempting.

Swathi said...

Nice delicious dried cherry chutney. I love the combination of onion and cherry.

PS said...

interesting combination, very new recipe.. looks good..

PranisKitchen said...

dried cherry and onion thats look so good combination never tried anything with this cherry good chutney priya

Trupti said...

never tried this chutney but looks delicious

Sushma Mallya said...

Very unusual combo but seems a good one...

Akila said...

That was fantastic and innovative recipe... book marked dear...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

thats a great new recipe!

Reeni said...

What a delicious chutney Priya! I am imagining the flavors together and I love it!

Melodie said...

What a great idea! All the ingredients have made my mouth water. Now I just need to find some cherries and give this a go! Thanks for linking up!

Sharmi said...

nice colour! new kind of chutney!

Rajee said...

Yummy chutney Priya... Will be interesting when used in chaats I think...

SS blogs here said...

Another unusual chutney!! Cool!

Latha said...

Very innovative...healthy too.

Nitha said...

yummy chutney...

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Very nice and interesting recipe.Looks fabulous and tempting.

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Shanthi said...

very creative and interesting

Krishnaveni said...

new to me, looks good

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Cherry chutney has got a very unusual combi...looks delicious
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Urvashi said...

the color is amazing! looks mouth watering :)

Gulmohar said...

Unique chutney...and the combo sounds cool

Yummy Team said...

Fantastic idea..Love this yummy chutney..

Sayantani said...

love this hot and spicy chutney.

Radhika said...

I have bookmarked this recipe Priya can't wait to try this.

Shivani said...

something new, i liked the recipe , thanks

Vegetarian Zest said...

This is such a wonderful looking recipe. I'm going to try it for sure.

Lo said...

Hi! Can this be made with fresh cherries?

Priya Yallapantula said...

Hi Lo, I am so sorry for such a late response. Yes, it surely can be made with the fresh cherries. Just adjust the water amount as fresh cherries will have more juice and also the cooking time as fresh cherries will cook faster. Let me know how it goes :)

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