About this recipe:This Indian-inspired peach chutney is good with all curry dishes and is a good alternative to mango chutney.
1.75kg (4 lb) sliced peeled peaches
175g (6 oz) sultanas
2 cloves garlic, minced
75g (3 oz) chopped onion
150g (5 oz) chopped preserved ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons chilli powder
1 tablespoon mustard seed
1 teaspoon curry powder
900g (2 lb) dark brown soft sugar
1L (1 3/4 pints) cider vinegar
4 tablespoons pickling spice
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:2hr › Ready in:2hr30min
In a large heavy pot, stir together the peaches, sultanas, garlic, onion, preserved ginger, chili powder, mustard seed, curry powder, brown sugar and cider vinegar. Wrap the pickling spice in a spice bag or muslin and place in the pot.
Bring to the boil, and cook over medium heat uncovered until the mixture reaches your desired consistency. It will take about 1 1/2 hours to get a good thick sauce. Stir frequently to prevent scorching on the bottom.
Remove the spice bag, and ladle into hot sterilised jars. Wipe the rims with a clean moist cloth. Seal with lids and rings, and process in a barely simmering water bath for 10 minutes. The water should cover the jars completely.
I cannot understand the good reviews that this recipe gets on the allrecipes.com version. I was really disappointed with it and glad I only made a half quantity. The finished item was nothing like chutney and much more like slightly spicy jam with bits of peach in it. Better spread on bread than alongside meat, although rather an odd way to eat it. I shall not be making this recipe again.
'Meanderings through my Cookbook'
www.hopeeternalcookbook.wordpress.com - 22 Oct 2010
What puzzled me is where does the 8 hour preparation come in & since when is chutney ready to eat in 10 hours. In my experience....[mind you not long only 40 years!! ] chutney needs far longer that that to mature - 30 Jun 2013