Monday, July 26, 2010

Plum Chutney

Gotta say this was one gorgeous looking chutney with a very unique taste! I followed the same recipe I had used for Tomato Chutney. Tastes fantastic with parathas.
Since its the first time I am blogging on plums I looked up the nutritional benefits and here's what I found-
  • Plums are rich in anti-oxidants and prevent damage to our neurons and fats that make up our cell membranes.
  • Increases production and absorbtion of iron, leading to better blood circulation, further leading to growth of healthy tissues.
  • Regular consumption can prevent macular degeneration and any other infection of the eye in the long run. You can keep your eyes healthy and strong and maintain a sharp eye-sight.
  • Plums have anti-cancer agents.
  • Reduces chances of contracting heart diseases preventing growth of cancerous cells and tumours.
  • The high content of vitamin C protects the body against conditions like asthma, colon cancer and arthritis.
  • Packed with dietary fibre they are good for the digestive system.
  • Also has vitamin A, K, B6 and E.
  • Dried form of plums are known as "prunes". 


10 large ripe plums
2 whole red Kashmiri chillies
1tbs oil
1sprig curry leaf
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 cup grated jaggery
1tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste

For Panchphoran-
1/2tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1/2 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/4tsp fenugreek seeds(methi)
1/2tsp cumin seeds(jeera)


  • Wash, core and chop plums
  • Remove stems and break red chillies with hand.
  • Heat oil in saucepan. Add panchphoran, when it crackles add the broken red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and stir the mixture for 10 minutes. Add grated jaggery, red chilli powder, and salt.
  • Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes or till the tomatoes are cooked and completely mashed.
  • Leave to stand for half an hour before serving.
You might also like-
Tomato Chutney
Mint Chutney


  1. This looks healthy and delicious. I only know about plum jam. Something new I learn.

  2. Well done Shirley.
    I have never had plum chutney, wow what a tremendous and delicious dish.
    Lovely colour and flavours ♥

  3. Plum chutney .... this is something new Shirley. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh, how I adore chutney! Yours look incredible yummy. Am planning to make some apple chutney soon. Hope you're having a wonderful day.
    Blessings, Kristy

  5. I look forward to trying this. What a great twist.

  6. I"m sure that all the authentic Indian ingredients make the chutney delicious.

  7. Looks yummy...I'm curious...What did you serve it with?

  8. So funny, I came thisclose to making plum chutney this weekend but went with another recipe that I'll be posting later this week. This looks fabulous though!

  9. These looks lovely, I really got to try and make these. Actually, I have been thinking about making chutney since last night, I thought about making some apricot chutney, but I will go with plums after giving all the health benefits. Thank you for sharing.

  10. I just made a plum relish that was good, but I have to say, I like the ingredients in this better.

  11. wow,looks so gooood!we don't have the notion of chutney here...but we have in the stores !i will try to make my own chutney!

  12. I used the last of the plums off my trees last week. However, this recipe looks worth buying some plums to try.



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