Sunday, 2 March 2008

Plum Chutney

Hubby and I are still undecided about what they are called - plums, in Urdu. Is it alubukhara? or is is aloocha? He says its aloocha, I call it alubukhara. Whatever - its this sweet tangy chutney that tastes great with everything. .

This is what you need:

1 kilo plums
about 2 and 1/2 cups sugar
dash of black pepper
1 tbls white vinegar

* Keep in mind that you use only a wooden spoon and fill in glass jars! No metal and no plastic.

.. and this is what you should do:

1- wash the plums thoroughly and cut them, taking the guthli out. Cut them in somewhat smaller pieces

2- put the plums with around half a glass water in a pot and let cook

3 - half an hour later they will be soft and mushy

4- take them out in a bowl and puree them

5- back in the pot with sugar and pepper. Let the puree cook. Cook on medium heat, slowly letter the sugar caramalise for the dark purple colour

6- when its thick enuf, take off from heat and add the vinegar

7- fill in clean jars, let cool and store in fridge


  1. well both are correct but allocha is a bit oval in shape, and the round thick violet ones are allubukharay, so you both agree now :-)
    the chutney seems very tasty,will make as soon my throat is ready for it!!
    but why is it sooooo red? original or have you put in some colour?? Thx for the new recipe!!

  2. na, we have nice red plums here :)

  3. this looks sooo good.nice jars:)

  4. hi, how many jars we can make from 1kilo plums

  5. Hi Anonymous :) I would say u could fill up to 4 jars, 400 gms each. I havent really measured it so exactly, but 4 jars of 400 gms should be in it. Thanks for writing :)


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