Friday, August 22, 2014

Spicy Black Plum Chutney

I have tried the yellow and orange plums some time back but did not cook instead ate it fresh.. Black is much common variety.These ones were pretty big too. The inside looked perfect to make a red wine or red velvet cake. My fingers were stained deep red by the time I finished slicing them almost like a henna design that went wrong :) The recipe is my own a trial, to my surprise was gladly welcomed by my herd. It was tart,sweet and spicy. I served it with Dosa (without fermentation) . It can be served with chapatti , as a spread for sandwich or with bbq meat too.

Plums -2
Urad dal- 1 tbsp
Whole red chili- 2
Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
Green chill-1
Shallot -4-5
Garlic- 2-3
red chili powder- 1 tsp
Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp(optional)
Tamarind - a small piece or paste -1/3 tsp
Curry leaves- few

Note : u may do the oil mustard ,whole red chili and urad dal seasoning but I skip to avoid  2 nd oil coating.

1.Heat a pan and dry roast urad dal , whole red chili,cumin seeds until the urad dal turns golden brown.
Switch off flame and when it cools powder it till fine and keep aside
2.Heat sesame oil 2-3 tsp in the same pan, add shallots,garlic green chilli and curry leaves too.Saute it till the shallots and garlic is cooked then add red chili powder and sambar powder continue sauteing until the powders turn slight brown color now add tamarind, cut plums and cook for a minute or two ,add salt too.Switch off flame grind this into a coarse paste and add the urad dal powder combine the two until well blended.


  1. Nice use of this black plums Meena, the colour of the chutney is just terrific, seriously i want to give a try to this chutney.

  2. so delicious looks chutney .. different ingredient use of urad dal very new to me i like it

  3. I have some plums to used, will try it with my dosa. Looks very tempting. Nice nail color too.matches with plums.

  4. Im sure this chutney must be making a gud dip :D would love to taste :)

  5. wow looks yummy and i will finish off with rotis

  6. Beautiful color for that chutney... love that pic of the plums! :)

  7. love the vibrant colour of this chutney..looks yumm

  8. Wow! Your pic look like a magazine cover, gonna try this delicious dip

  9. Really interesting to see how plum work so well for a chutney. Gorgeous color with much love flavors.

  10. lovely color..yummy bright chutney :)

  11. ohhh...this sounds so good... chutney with plums...that idea would never cross my mind for trial...kudos to u... will try soon

  12. must be.. here we dont get good plum

  13. Love the color...... Tempting dip!!

  14. nice and interesting chutney.. Love the color.. it is so new to me.. Will try soon

  15. Really sounds great... love the color really :-)

  16. What a sensational recipe Meena!!

  17. oh woooowww...luk at that..and jsut below ur posts, saw the links to ur endless collection of other tempting chutneys as well. Enikku vayya. and also, hey girlie..i am in luv with ur presentation style..the broad band, name within..and this is one of my best fond too. the one u have used for the first image... mikkavarum njaan ee idea copy adikkum ketta.. :P . Feel free to drop by mine too when you get the time.

  18. The chutney is very appealing to the eyes, I am sure it goes well with dosa as you mentioned!!


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