Cookbook:Pear chutney

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Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Cuisine of India | Side Dishes

Pear chutney is served as a side dish for many Indian foods. It can be mild to extra hot depending on the individual preference.

Ingredients[edit]

  • 4½ lb. firm ripe pears
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1½ cups raisins
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup crystallised ginger, cut small
  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp. powdered cloves
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 6 bay leaves
  • ½ cup liquid pectin

Procedure[edit]

  1. Pare, core and slice pears.
  2. Chop pepper finely.
  3. Mix pears, pepper, raisins, sugar, crystallised ginger, white vinegar, salt and water.
  4. Use string to tie spices in a cheesecloth bag and add.
  5. Simmer mixture until thick, about 2 hours.
  6. Remove spice bag.
  7. Add liquid pectin and boil for 1 minute.
  8. Pour immediately into hot, sterilised jars, and seal straight away.
  9. Makes 3 pints; approximately seven 5-inch jars.