Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Guava Chutney ~ Day 87

With a perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavors, this guava chutney is a delicious accompaniment to any dish. 

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

Slightly modified recipe from: YouTube

Guava - 4 big or 10 small, seeds removed and chopped
Jaggery powder - 1/4 cup
Ginger - 1 tbsp, chopped
Green chilies - 2, slit
Red chilies - 2, broken
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Nigella / kalonji / onion seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 2 tbsp

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds.  Add ginger, green and red chilies, nigella / kalongi, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves.  Saute for 10 seconds. 
  2. Add the guava and stir to combine.  Add enough water to cover the guava pieces.  Cook until soft.
  3. Add jaggery powder, red chili powder and salt.  Let the jaggery melts, simmer and continue cooking until the chutney thickens, about 5 minutes.
  4. Serve with steamed rice, roti or just about anything.  My favorite choice is with the good old thayir sadam / yogurt rice.  Yumm!!

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