Pear chutney with caramelized onions, tomatoes, amla & added spices & herbs! This easy recipe is sweet, tart, tangy and salty.
I have been feeling SOOO good lately and one of the reasons is the perfect weather - the dogs and I have been busy going out here and there, enjoying the last bit of the warm weather before the winter hits...
And of course, then there is good food always! I have been making lots of different recipes (and eating them too!..:) and one of them is my NEW recipe - Organic Pear Chutney with Jaggery and Amla.
This recipe is perfect for both the busy, tiring weekdays or weekends when you want to entertain your guests - it is easy, quick and needs very few items plus just one-pot recipe. You can make it and use it throughout the busy week to pair it with different items (more on this below).
O-M-G! This came out finger-licking good! It is sweet, tangy, tart and salty - all at the same time..
The tomatoes, onions and jaggery add that sweet and tangy flavor to the recipe, while the soft, ripe pears add that subtle fruity sweetness and then we have the famous amla (Indian Gooseberry) that adds the touch of sour notes to the chutney.
What spices and herbs? - I used both the Western & Indian flavors and combined it in this recipe. Herbs like oregano, basil combine with Indian flavors like Indian Black salt (kala namak), Kashmiri red pepper (deggi mirch) and chat masala..
If you don't have these items, then here is an easy guide to substituting them -
Indian Black salt - Sea Salt
Jaggery - Brown coconut sugar
Kashmiri red pepper - Paprika or Cayenne
Chat masala - Honestly, this spice mix is so unique and has such a complex, distinct taste that no other spice mix can replace it. So, if you don't have it, you can add some Indian Black salt (if you have), 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder, coriander powder and mango powder and see how that tastes..Or, skip it all completely and the recipe will still come out very good.
You can pair this with - ciabatta, herbed bread, French bread, quinoa, rice, toast, naan, paratha, lentils, vegetables, and for those on weight loss journey, this chutney is your new best friend!
This is because it has so much flavor that you can use it in a lettuce or kale wrap and add some fresh chopped veggies, avocado, etc. to your liking and it will bring your bland, boring wrap to a delicious, mouth-watering sandwich wrap that you just can't get enough of!
1. Organic onion - 1
2. Organic Bartlett pears - 3
3. Ginger - About 2 inch (see in pics and video)
4. Organic tomatoes - 3 roma tomatoes
Spices & oils -
1. Organic, unrefined coconut oil - 2 full Tablespoons
2. Organic jaggery - 3 Teaspoons
3. Organic amla - 1 Teaspoon
4. Organic black pepper - 1 Teaspoon
5. Indian Black salt - 1.5 Teaspoon
6. Kashmiri red pepper or Paprika or Cayenne - 1/2 Teaspoon (adjust later if you need more)
7. Red pepper flakes - 1/2 Teaspoon
8. Chat masala - 1 Teaspoon
9. Dried oregano - 1 Teaspoon
10. Dried basil - 1 Teaspoon
Simple steps -
1. Watch the video/pics for step-by-step recipe.
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