Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cranberry chutney

The love towards cranberries started for me from past 3 years now. But I was just having them in salad all the while until one of my colleagues mentioned cranberry chutney/tokku tastes awesome. So, I figured let me try and it turned out to be just awesome!

Fresh cranberries- 1 cup
Red chilles- 10-12
Oil - 5tbsp
Garlic-4-5 pods
Mustard-1 tsp
Methi seeds-1/2 tsp
Jeera -1tsp
Curry leaves-5-6
Salt- as per taste
Hing -a pinch

Dry roast 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp methi seeds and powder them

Heat 1 tsp of oil and fry Red chillies, garlic pods and take them into a bowl

Add another tsp of oil in the same pan, and add cranberries, salt and let it cook for 4-5 minutes until cranberries become soft

Blend red chillies, garlic pods first and then add cranberries and blend the mixture again.

For tadka- Heat rest of the oil, add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, jeera, hing, curry leaves,mustard/methi powder and 2 red chillies.

Garnish cranberry chutney with the tadka. Adjust salt accordingly

Try and adjust red chillies according to your taste. I like chutneys to be very spicy! Enjoy with Rice andghee or with Rotis/Bread as a spread.