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