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