It is summer time here in the Netherlands and nothing can describe summer better than the supply of fresh fruits and berries throughout the market. I feel almost tempted to buy all these fresh fruits in bulk and find a way to store them throughout the year. If you feel the same like me, this Plum chutney is a great recipe to store that goodness of plum for a good 2-3 months and use it as a dip, sauce, salad dressing literally anything.
Plum is also called Aloo bhukhara in Hindi and is used to make jams, taarts or sauces. I found some great plums recently at the farmers market here in my neighbourhood and decided to give this chutney a try. I have now successfully bottled them for the next 3 months. But looking at the speed at which we are consuming it at home, I might need to make another batch real soon.
Plums are taart or tangy in taste and this can be matched with some sweetness from sugar or anything similar. I wanted to make something healthier and thus chose to bring the sweetness from dates and jaggery. Jaggery is also called Gur in Hindi is a molasses of sugarcane. It can be found in any Indian store in the Netherlands. In place of either jaggery or dates just use white or brown sugar.
If you are a fan of tamarind chutney used in chaat or served along with samosa, this will be the perfect match to that. It is sweet, sour and spicy – all in one go!
Hope you like the recipe and if you try it, let me know in the comments below or send me your story to me on my Instagram – @spicetripwithpaulami