Tuesday, 12 September 2017

PEACH CHUTNEY

PEACH CHUTNEY


After moving to Canada, I had heard many times that, in summer there are many ‘pick-your-own-fruit’ farms and you get a chance to pick fresh berries/fruits from the farm or orchards. If you are willing to pick your own berries, you can get an empty basket in 5-10 dollars, then go ahead and help yourself and fill your basket. It sounded like so much fun. On a road trip through the beautiful Okanagan Valley, I got to experience such a fruit picking, which I never had before in my life. Though in my long stay in Africa, I had a lot of experience of picking fruits and vegetables from my own kitchen garden but picking fruits from a farm with acres and acres of plants was another experience on its own!



Being vegetarian, my diet is depending a lot on fresh fruits and vegetables of any kind, so I am always interested in looking for new places/shops to get fresh fruit and vegetables whenever possible. Here, in summer a lot of varieties of fruits are available, so summer is the season when I use them in my culinary journey to make some old tried and tested recipes plus I try and learn some new recipes out of them.



This is a simple recipe, my mother was making the same type of chutney with mangoes so I tried with peaches once and really liked it, and so whenever fresh peaches are available I make this chutney. When peaches are in plenty here, I even freeze them for future use in winter. It is very easy to freeze peaches- rinse thoroughly and slice them; sliced peaches can be kept in the freezer in a zip-lock freezer bag.




  These are pics of my trip to Vancouver, a farm stall and an orchard where I picked peaches.


RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Medium peach (100-150 grams)
  • 1/4 fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 fennel seeds
  • 1/4 mustard seeds
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dry or fresh mint
  • salt and chilli powder to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 green chilies optional
  • Juice of 1 lemon

METHOD


  • Wash and slice peaches into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan, add fenugreek, fennel and mustard seeds in it, when the colour is slightly changed, add sliced peaches with salt and chili powder and green chili, roast for 2 minutes and add water.
  • Cover it and leave it to cook for 8-10minutes.
  • When peaches are soft, add sugar and cook for 2-3 minutes when cold add lemon juice.
  • Serve when cool with any food or snack of your taste.







28 comments:

  1. I would go completely overboard in a peach orchard, I love them. When I was pregnant with my son that was my only craving. Your peach chutney sounds divine Sadhna, especially with the all the spices you added. The Mrs Balls chutney we get here in South Africa is one of my favorites but I would love to try yours

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    1. Hi Michelle, Nice to know that our tastes are similar.I still miss Mrs Balls chutney of south Africa.

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    2. Her chutney's are divine, but I'm sure yours will be even better ;-)

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  2. wow you had a good experience...very nice chutney recipe

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  3. The peaches are so good right now and I bet these spices are a perfect combo with them

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  4. It sound delicious! We have pick-your-own farms here too but not with peaches. I pick lots of berries in summer and at this time of year I like to pick squash. Thanks so much for sharing this with #CookOnceEatTwice

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    1. Thanks Corina for your comment, glad to know you also have pick your own farm facility like here.

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  5. Oooh I love mango chutney, but I've never had peach chutney - sounds lovely! Thanks for linking up to #CookBlogShare :-) Eb x

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    1. If you like mango chutney, you will really like this.Thanks for comment dear.

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  6. Your Peach Chutney looks delicious. Peaches are my favorite and I can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,we are so happy to have you join us. Have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen for your lovely comment dear, yes I will join next week.

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  7. Different & nice recipe.
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  8. This is going to be amazing. I am glad you got away to Vancouver its such a beautiful city. Picking your own fruit you know it was ripened on the vine which is always so much better.

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    1. Thanks Leanna for your comment dear, yes you are right Vancouver is a beautiful city.

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  9. I love freezing fresh fruits, too! That way you can enjoy them even when they're not in season. This recipe sounds delicious! I can't wait to get some peaches at the farmer's market to try it!

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    1. Thanks very much Tara for your comment, yes I enjoy using them later when they are not in season.

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  10. Mmm, sounds good. I have always wondered about "chutney," what it is exactly...what you do with it. So you serve with a snack? Like crackers or something? This looks good, and I bet it is with the peaches, which are a favorite fruit of mine.

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    1. Yes, you are right Florence, you serve with a snack, fritter, french fries or a cracker. thanks for your comment dear.

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  11. The peach orchard looks stunning - what a lovely way to spend an hour or two. We have lots of Pick You Own here in the UK but sadly not the climate for peaches like that. You chutney looks wonderful Sadhna :)

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    1. Thanks very much Sarah for your comment dear.come this side then enjoy the peaches picking as well.

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  12. Sadhna, I love chutney but I've never tried it with peaches and I'm sure that I will love this recipe. I've not gone and picked my own peaches but we have a farm here that sells peaches that they pick for you. I love knowing that there aren't any extra pesticides etc. on them. I never thought about freezing them for the winter. I will next year. Thanks for the tips!

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    1. Thanks Nikki for your comment dear.You can try freezing peaches next year, I even freeze berries when they are in season here.

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  13. Very interesting recipe this peach chutney! I know I want to give it a try!!! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Link Party :)

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