There is a famous chutney* that all South Africans love. It is a chutney that is not easily found in the US, but you can sometimes find it in some grocery stores with an international foods section.
Now, thanks to Nadia Storm, you can make this chutney yourself!
According to Nadia, the grandson of the famous chutney creator, scaled the original chutney recipe down to the following recipe that makes 18 bottles of mild chutney.
- 612 g (1.35 lbs or 21.5 oz) dried Peaches
- 238 g (0.52 lbs or 8.4 oz) dried Apricots
- 3 liters (12.7 cups or 3 quarts) brown wine vinegar
- 2½ kg (5.5 lbs) white Sugar
- 500 g (1.1 lbs) Onions
- 12 g (0.4 oz) Salt
- 7 g (0.25 oz) Cayenne Pepper
- 1 to 2 litres (1-2 quarts) of brown wine Vinegar for soaking
- About 2 litres (2 quarts) of brown wine Vinegar for mixing
- The fruit should be left in the soaking vinegar overnight, then cooked in the same vinegar until soft. Drain.
- Put the fruit through a mill.
- Add the sugar (dissolved) and onions (minced) and cook in a pot with the brown wine vinegar. The amount of vinegar depends on the consistency: it should not be too runny or too thick, but have the same consistency as the end product you find in the bottle.
- Add spices and cook for one to two hours. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon to prevent burning.
- Sterilize your bottles and spoon in the mixture.
* Yes, it’s that famous chutney. We don’t want to mention the name, just in case…