Mixed Fruit Chaatni | Mixed Fruit Chutney
A Bengali chutney made with seasonal fruits that is the perfect last course for any meal or can be used for rolls and as a spread
chaatni, chutney, digestive, non-vegetarian, palate cleanser, seasonal fruits, vegan
Mustard Oil/Vegetable Oil
Dried Red Chilli
Wash all the fruits well.
Destem the grapes, pat them dry and place in a bowl.
Peel, remove the core and cut the other fruits (apples, pears, pineapple, strawberries) into half-inch pieces.
Place the fruits in separate bowls. Do NOT mix in the same bowl.
The firm fruits will take longer to cook so line up the fruit-filled bowls accordingly. My lineup was – apples, pears, pineapple, strawberries, grapes.
Heat mustard oil (or any other vegetable oil) in a pan on low heat.
Add the dry red chilli, cumin and mustard seeds. Allow them to splutter.
Add the apples and pears; mix well. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.
Add a pinch of salt and the pineapple.
Cover and cook for another 5-7 minutes or until the fruits have softened.
Add the remaining fruits and the sugar (or sweetener of choice).
Add water, cover and allow the chaatni to simmer. Stir frequently.
Cook till the fruits have softened but are not mushy. If you prefer a mushier texture, increase the amount of water and cook till the fruits have melted.
Adjust the salt and sugar level to taste. Remove the red chilli.
Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon. Add a pinch of cinnamon powder.
Mix well and remove from heat.
Cover and let the chaatni sit till it has reached room temperature before serving.