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Sinhalese Date Chutney Recipe



Veg   CD  ACC  Sri Lankan   35mins plus cooling

Serves 4-6     Cold Vegetarian Vegan Dried Fruit Spices Accompaniment Curry   Gluten Wheat Dairy Free Eggless   Sri Lanka Ceylon Ceylonese Asia Asian

3 Garlic cloves, crushed
2 Slices Fresh Root Ginger, grated
1 teasp Mustard seeds
2 Cloves, crushed
100g/4oz Sugar
240ml/8fl.oz. Vinegar
100g/4oz Dates, stoned and chopped
teasp Chilli powder
1 x 5cm/2-inch Cinnamon stick
25g/1oz Sultanas
teasp Salt


1. Place the garlic, ginger, mustard seeds and cloves in a mortar and grind.

2. Place the ground mixture in a saucepan together with the sugar and the vinegar and heat gently, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

3. Add the dates, chili powder, cardamoms and cinnamon stick and cook over a low heat for 20 minutes, stirring one or twice, until slightly thickened.

4. Add the sultanas and cook for a further 5 minutes.

5. Remove the cinnamon stick and add salt to taste. Set aside to cool.

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Serving Suggestions

Serve the date chutney at room temperature as an accompaniment to curries.

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Mortar and pestle or small food processor


Wooden or plastic spoon


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