Sweet Indian pumpkin chutney sauce with lemon and orange is originally from India, but the British have contributed to its popularity around the world. This sweet and sour spicy seasoning of vegetables and fruits can be eaten immediately or prepared for future use. For harvesting, use fruit or wine 5% vinegar. If chutney is kept for 1-2 months, its taste will become softer and more balanced.
You will need bright nutmeg, fresh ginger, sweet orange, juicy lemon and spices. Citruses must be thoroughly washed and boiled over to wash off the pesticides and fruit wax from the rind.
- Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Servings: 7-8
Ingredients for Sweet Indian Citrus Pumpkin Chutney Sauce
- 300 g of nutmeg;
- 1 large orange;
- 1 lemon;
- 80 g of ginger root;
- 300 g of fruit sugar;
- 40 ml of wine vinegar;
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon;
- cardamom, star anise, cloves.
Method of making sweet Indian citrus pumpkin chutney sauce
Rinse the ginger root, scrape with a knife like a carrot, then cut into thin slices. Fresh ginger is easy to clean, the root is juicy, with almost no hard fibers.
Dried root for this recipe does not work, leave it for tea or add to the broth (fish, chicken).
Purely washed and scalded orange is cut into thick circles, we get stones, if there are any. The orange in this recipe is better to use sweet, enough acid from lemon and vinegar, and the orange will enrich the sauce with a bright citrus aroma.
We prepare lemon as well as orange. Choosing a juicy lemon is not very thick skinned.
Ginger, lemon and orange are sent to the blender, grind to homogeneity. Very smooth mass will not work, but you need to make sure that there are no large pieces of citrus peel.
Peel the pumpkin from the peel and seeds, cut the flesh finely. Mix the pumpkin with citrus puree, pour the wine vinegar. Instead of wine, you can take balsamic vinegar, but you need to handle it very carefully, if you add too much, it will be inedible.
5-6 boxes of cardamom open, we get seeds. We rub the cardamom seeds and 2-3 cloves in a mortar. It is also necessary not to overdo the cloves, it is a very bright spice!
Add ground cinnamon, 2-3 stars of badian, ground mashed cardamom with cloves.
Pour fruit sugar, mix, leave for 10-15 minutes to stand out the juice. Plain white sugar is also suitable for this recipe.
We put on the stove, bring it to a boil over moderate fire, stir it so that the sugar does not burn. Cook for about 1 hour with a quiet boil. The mass will thicken pretty quickly, it will begin to puff, do not forget to mix!
Put ready-made sweet Indian chutney sauce into dry, sterilized jars. After cooling, close the lids and remove in a dark place. Seasoning can be stored at room temperature.
If the taste of this chutney seems sour to you, then increase the amount of sugar.
This thick sauce is served with unleavened tortillas or fried toast. Enjoy your meal!