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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

pear chutney

Pear Chutney

chutneys are traditional Indian condiments that are often prepared from raw ingredients. Chutneys balance out meals. They help ensure that all 6 tastes of  sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, astringent are met
6 cup peeled and finely chopped pears
1/4 cup currants
1/4 cup organic sugar (sucanat or coconut sugar work well)
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp apple cider vingegar
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp peeled & minced fresh ginger
Optional: 1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp gr. cloves
Optional: 4 green cardamom pods
Peel, core and chop the pears in 1/2 inch dice Combine all ingredients in a large stainless steel cooking pot Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low Cook, stirring frequently, until the pears are soft and the mixture is thick Transfer to a sterile glass jar, with a tight lid Cool, and store in refrigerator

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