Orange Chutney

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Orange Chutney
Orange Chutney
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 This idea came about as I was talking to my sweet friend – who was making an orange marmalade (which will hopefully feature in my next guest post as of now scheduled for either November 2011 or Jan 2012) She asked me to come up with a good recipe for an Indianized orange chutney and this is what I came up with – It is truly a chutney for all cravings with its sweet, sour and spicy flavors. A must try for those who like to have a preserve which can be used in more ways than one – My recommendation is to have it with yogurt rice – Heavenly my maties
Orange Chutney
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This is the 3rd day of the blogging marathon started by Srivalli and my theme is Cooking with Fruits
Ingredients
2 Oranges with rind
1 cup of Jaggery (unrefined sugar) (Increase amount to 1 cup if you desire a sweeter chutney)
3-4 dried red chilies (reduce or increase based on need)
2-3 mint leaves
1 tbsp grated ginger
Juice of 1 lemon
1tbsp sesame oil
1tbsp urad dal
Zest of the 2 oranges (that are being used) and 1 lemon (that is also being used for juice)
Preparation
Soak the zest of the 2 oranges and the lemon in the lemon juice along with the grated ginger
Remove pith and any pips and cut into small bits
Measure 1 cup of jiggery and add to the orange bits in a deep saucepan
Heat oil in a small shallow pan
Add the red chilies and the urad dal and fry until the dal is golden brown
Cook the orange and jiggery for 2 minutes exactly and remove from flame and grind into a coarse paste
Add back into the saucepan and continue cooking
Once the chilies and urad dal are cool, grind them up with the soaked zest juice
Make sure this is a finely blended
Now, add this to the orange jaggery mix and let it all cook for another 2 minutes – Now you will notice that the chutney /relish is thickening and slightly brown from the jaggery
Remove from flame – taste to see if you want to add more jaggery/red chilies
If you find it dancing on your tongue like I did, put in the fridge to cool it down and use it as desired, with toast, chappatis or dosais and idlis!
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Bon appetite! 

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October 18, 2011

33 Comments

  1. Very Innovative Priya & sounds yummy……I have to make it to see how jaggery blends with orange. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. That's really a nice idea to make chutney with oranges …tangy n spicy chutney !!!

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  3. that looks super delicious.. what an innovative chutney.!

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  4. Wow! That's a nice idea .. Just like mango pachadi … Will try immediately . Thanks for this tempting recipe

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  5. Wow!grt idea. Just like mango pachdi .. Will try it immediately. Thanks for sharing such a simple and tempting recipe.

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  6. thats totally yummy…it will be a good substitute for tamarind chutney…

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  7. Wow, fantastic! I have never thought to make orange chutney! What a great idea!! :)

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  8. Wow!looks so gorgeous and tempting,innovative idea.

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  9. excellent idea priya, luv all the citrus flavors in the chutney!

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  10. Have been thinking of making chutney with orange peel for a while,right now you have motivated me to do so.

    Chutney looks delicious and mouth-watering.

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  11. lovely tangy flavor..yummy!!

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  12. WOW!! Looks yum…nice n new idea using orange for chutney! Delicious one!!

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  13. This is something new to me,looks mouthwatering!

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  14. That sounds interesting and new.Even i also post a dish related to orange.

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  15. yummy sweet and tangy chutney. I usually make orange chutney only with its skin.

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  16. Never made this one and still have oranges galor ein teh garden.Yummy:)

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  17. I've never heard of orange chutney so this sounds interesting and looks tasty.

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  18. Never tried chutney this way,super delicious chutney..

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  19. Just loved it, loved it and loved it!!
    I never ever thought of making chutney with oranges…super brilliant idea!! :)

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  20. Delicious chutney

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  21. Innovative n love the spicy & tangy chutney!!

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  22. supern idea and lovely chutney too :)

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  23. OMG!!! a chutney with oranges!!!! Really amazing and lovely. Will try this out soon.

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  24. Thanks for dropping by at my space…loved ur space too,willl follow u for more innovative recipes like this…

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  25. interesting chutney, finger licking one for sure, lovely recipe dear..

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  26. Nice – I love marmelade – I never even considered that you could make chutney out of oranges too. I'll be trying this next time I'm out of chutney. Thanks for sharing this!

    Charles @ FiveEuroFood.com

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