Cumquat Chutney

A late winter chutney

Cumquats

Each late Winter or early Spring, cumquat trees are laden with fruits, and there are enough to make chutney and pickles for the year ahead. Sometimes a jam as well. This is my favourite Cumquat Chutney.

You might also want to try How to Make Pickled Cumquats, Easy Pickled Cumquats, or Cumquats and Gin. All of the Cumquat recipes are here and here. Read about Indian Chutneys here. Or explore our Preserves here and here.

Preserved Cumquats

Cumquat Chutney

Source : Adapted from  Fresh Approach Cooking
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 25-30 mins
Serves: It makes about 1.5  cups, but you can double the quantity 

ingredients
1 Tblspn vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
1 Tblspn fresh ginger, finely grated or chopped
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
2 green chillies, chopped
250g cumquats, rinsed and sliced thinly
1 whole star anise
½ cup sugar
2 tspn salt
1 tspn fresh ground black pepper
1 Tblspn white vinegar
½ cup orange juice

method
Saute the garlic, onions, ginger and chillies in the vegetable oil over medium heat, until softened, about 4 minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and bring to a simmer. Let it cook until the cumquats are softened, about 15-20 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Store in clean glass jars. Remove the star anise before eating.

Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

9 thoughts on “Cumquat Chutney”

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