Monday, April 6, 2009

Green Apple Chutney

Green Apple Chutney
I had picked up 3 Granny Smith apples in the hope of turning it into a chutney that a friend had made.Well,the recipe involved some cooking and since I was feeling too lazy for that, thought I'd make it like raw mango chutney.So,I peeked into the fridge and got out all the stuff that goes into a regular chutney-mint leaves,cilantro,ginger,lemon,green chillies and put them all in the blender with the cored and peeled apples. The resulting Green Apple Chutney which came out of the blender reminded me of the "chaat" taste and so I blended some sugar and a little roasted cumin seeds,and the result was great. The Green Apple Chutney can be eaten with meals,mixed with yogurt and used as a dip, or used as a spread in a sandwich.Here's what I blended together for the Green Apple Chutney:
  • Granny Smith apples/tart cooking apples-2 nos.(peeled,cored and chopped)
  • Mint leaves-10 numbers
  • Coriander leaves/Cilantro-2 tablespoons
  • Green chilly/Serrano-1 no.
  • Ginger-1/2"piece
  • Lemon juice-2 tablespoons
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds-1 tsp(roasted)
  • Sugar-2 tsp/to taste
  • Salt-to taste
  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend till you get a fine paste.
  2. Adjust salt and sugar according to your taste.
  3. Serve the Green Apple Chutney with sandwiches, as a dip or as a salad dressing.


Yasmeen said...

Brilliant idea,Sweta.The spicy chutney with tart apples looks tempting:)

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

this sounds great! what did you eat it with?

Charles G Thompson said...

sounds wonderful! might go well with my baked papaya dish - thanks for your comment on my blog. Try the baked papaya recipe when you can - it's a sweet savory flavor, let me know how it turns out.


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Lori said...

This sounds so interesting. Granny Smith apples are by far my favorite variety. What a creative combination!

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

Thank you all-let me know if you do try it out.
LK-my hubby eats it with just about anything(rice+curry,dosas,etc).I tasted it with baked tortilla chips.You could even add a little yogurt and try it.

EMC said...

I have a flank steak that I think would be AWESOME with this chutney. I'll post soon and be sure to credit your awesomeness.

kristen :) said...

very interesting condiment! sounds yummy. Thank you very much for the reference to the site :)

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

EMC-interesting combo,I'd love to know how the fusion of the chutney with steak goes.
Kristen-most welcome.

chow and chatter said...

wow nice idea, rebecca

Rohini said...

Hey, great chutney! I spread it over bread, stuffed some tomatoes and cucumber and my sandwich was ready! The roasted jeera gave that "chaatpata" taste to the chutney!

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

Great idea Rohini-I never thought of using it in a sandwich,will mention it in the post.

Angela@spinachtiger said...

I like the idea. I'm thinking of putting it on fish. Or maybe in fresh spinach inside pita. You have some interesting dishes. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

Angela-do let me know how the combination turned out!

Michele said...

what a great idea for a chutney! i would never have thought of using green apples -- i can't wait to try it