Dec 12, 2012

Malabar Style Dates and Raisins Chutney

Malabar Style Dates and  Raisins Chutney

A tasty  thick chutney, goes well with biryanis / pulaos /  parathas … Recipe reference from  The Suriani Kitchen by Lathika George.

Makes: ½ cup / 4 oz


12 dates, remove seeds and chop fine

3 tablespoon raisins

2 tablespoon vinegar

1 teaspoon oil

4 cloves garlic, chopped

½ teaspoon chopped fresh ginger

1 teaspoon red chilli powder

½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)


In a small bowl, soak  the dates with raisins in vinegar  for 2 hours.

Heat oil in a small pan.  Add chopped garlic and  ginger and fry for  1 minute. Switch off the heat and add red chilli powder and salt. Mix gently.

Transfer these ingredients into a small mixer bowl and make a smooth paste / chutney with soaked raisins and dates. Do not add water when making a paste in mixer. It should be thick chutney.  Consume after 2 – 3 hours. Then the chutney will absorb all the flavours. Serve as side dish with biryanis / pulao / parathas ..

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