Plum & Dates Chutney (“Sugarless”)

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Serving Duration: You can refrigerate it for about 14 days, if longer than add a spoon of vinegar while the mix is still in the pan.


What you need:

  1. 8-10 plums
  2. 5-6 dates
  3. 2-4 Dried Red Chilli
  4. Rock salt/salt
  5. Cumin Powder
  6. Grated Ginger according to taste
  7. Sesame seeds
  8. Cinnamon sticks or powder
  9. Jaggery (optional)


What to do:

  1. Put on a simple pan over stove with medium heat
  2. Take 8-10 pitted plums and add them to the pan (best part no oil or butter needed)
  3. Add  5-6 pitted dates and pour in a cup of water
  4. Cover the mix with a lid for about 5 minutes until the plums become gooey and the dates soften
  5. Add in the grated ginger, rock salt about a spoon, cumin powder about half a spoon and dried red chillies
  6. Add few cinnamon sticks – 4 to 5 or a dash of cinnamon powder
  7. Mix well, try to use a wooden spatula, always recommended for cooking
  8. Pour in half cup of water if required
  9. Keep cooking for 10-15 minutes
  10. As the chutney is in the making, roast the sesame seeds on a heated Tawa
  11. You are all set, I know its very easy but you have to be careful about the amount of salt and other spices
  12. When it cools off, pour in a glass container and add some roasted sesame seeds on the top


You can enjoy this chutney with snacks, add it your Bhelpuri or serve it with Chicken nuggets.