Sunday, 25 June 2017

Spiced Rhubarb Chutney



I love chutneys of any sort and I always have jars of different chutneys in my fridge. They are perfect to serve with crackers and crisps or as sandwich fillings. I have been known to stir a spoonful in cooked pasta or into a bowl of soup to add extra flavour. Making chutneys is fairly simple and you can make chutneys with any fruit or veg.

My food blogger friend Heidi from heidirobertskitchentalk has an allotment. I am very lucky to be able to get lots of organic seasonal vegetables from Heidi's allotment. She grows, courgettes, beetroot, chard, herbs, rhubarb, squash, strawberries and blackberries. The produce is seasonal and there is always something new to pick each month. On a recent visit to her allotment, I picked some rhubarb and came home ladened with two full bag. There was so much of it that I had a week of testing rhubarb recipes. We had rhubarb crumble, rhubarb muffins, rhubarb and apple soup and also rhubarb chutney. I gave my chutney Indian flavours with aromatic spices and it tasted deliciously sweet, sour and spicy. You can watch the video below of my visit to Heidi's allotment and learn how I made my Chutney.





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Rhubarb Chutney
Spicy and Tangy Aromatic Rhubarb Chutney with Indianised flavours
Ingredients:
  • 480 g Rhubarb
  • 2 Green chillies (use more if you like spicy)
  • 1 Teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Chilli Powder
  •   1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 75 g Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Method:

1. Wash the Rhubarb and remove the strings, Cut it into 1 inch pieces.2. Slit the chillies, remove the seeds and cut into 1 inch pieces 3. In a saucepan pan dry roast the Fenugreek Seeds, Coriander seeds, Fennel and Cumin seeds for two to three minutes. Transfer the roasted seeds to a coffee grinder and grind to make coarse spice powder.4.In a large saucepan, add the oil, when its hot add the cinnamon stick and cloves, followed by the rhubarb and green chillies. 5. Add the salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder and cook the chutney for approx 3 minutes. After three minutes add the sugar and spice mixture and cook until the sugar has all melted and the Rhubarb is soft but still holding shape.6. Turn off the heat and let the chutney reach room temperature.7. Transfer the chutney to sterilised jars and keep refrigerated.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3 Small Jars
NB -Please note that this is an instant chutney and since the sugar has not been boiled and no acidity is added to it it does not have a long shelf life. It must be consumed within a week and kept in the fridge.


56 comments:

  1. Spiced Rhubarb chutney sounds delicious with Indian spices, one jar for me please :) Actually just today I prepared very similar chutney too.

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  2. I'm not a big fan of Rhubarb but I would definitely try your Chutney! Anything with Indian spices I'm here haha

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  3. look so delicious , i can't wait to try this recipe , thanks for sharing

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  4. Nice one here. I'm not an India anyway but I like trying new things, who knows i might visit one day.

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  5. I love this post! I enjoy spicy food and this sound really delicious. I'm saving this recipe :)

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  6. Wow this looks great. Need to try it out soon! Thanks :)

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  7. I don't think I've ever tried a Rhubarb chutney before, but I love tomato chutney on burgers and steak sandwiches particularly!

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  8. Seems delicious.. Got to try..

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  9. I agree, if one has a few chutneys tucked away in the fridge, any meal can be made that much better. We too use them on everything, although some of my favorites are on top of pasta or as a speed on sandwiches. I have some rhubarb tucked away in the freezer and this one I've got to try!

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  10. I have never had Indian food & therefore am not familiar with the spices. I also have never had chutney. This looks delicious, though!

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  11. What a perfect use for rhubarb! I love the idea of this, I'm a huge fan of Indian spices.

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  12. Oh I love chutney too but we tend to stick with mango, I've never tried rhubarb chutney. My parents grow it in their garden so I would love to give this a try!

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  13. I'm a big fan of chutney so I'll have to give this a try - thanks for sharing x

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  14. I love using chutneys in cooking as they add something different to the dish. I am not a fan of rhubarb but my parents love it and always grow it. I will share this recipe with them x

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  15. I love a good chutney but I've never had a rhubarb one before x

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  16. I'm really not a fan of chutneys and that kind of thing, but this sounds really nice! It would make a lovely gift! xx

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  17. I love chutneys as well because I eat a lot of Indian food so I really like the sound of a spiced rhubarb version. It looks delicious x

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  18. Just thinking about eating rhubarb makes my mouth water! This chutney looks delicious, I can just imagine eating it with some tangy cheddar and crusty bread

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  19. I love spiced chutney's but I have never tried a rhubarb version. How nice that all your ingredients were fresh as well x

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  20. I love rhubarb, I have a rhubarb dump cake I really love to make. I've never tried rhubarb chutney though. It sounds so interesting, especially with the Indian seasonings.

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  21. I love this idea so much. We have lots of Rhubarb growing in our garden at the moment so will be trying this out for sure!

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  22. My Dad is a huge chutney fan and loves rhubarb, I think this would be right up his street - I will have to send this post his way.

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  23. What a nice recipe. I've only just started to get into chutney. Rhubarb mg grandmother loves.

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  24. Ohh yum, we grow loads of rhubarb here, so I could easily have a go at this before. I've never tried rhubarb chutney. Mich x

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  25. This sounds very nice, I haven't had a rhubarb chutney before

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  26. Oh I bet this is delicious on some porridge! It's so nice to grow your own veg!

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  27. I am such a chutney and chilli jam fan and this looks amazing I have to say. I would never think to use rhubarb! Genius!

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  28. Personally, I don't really like chutney but I do like Rhubarb so maybe this would be one to swing me over!

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  29. That looks so, so good! I've never had anything remotely similar before either!

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  30. I have never made chutney before, I always have to buy the ready made. I like that this is an instant chutney, more reason to try and make it for the first time. I will keep in mind to make a small jar that can be consumed in a week,

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  31. I love keeping a few jars of chutneys in the fridge, this sounds like a great recipe.

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  32. I never used to be a fan of rhubarb but as I've got older my taste buds must have changed as I quite like it now

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  33. I love chutney. I've never tried a rhubarb versions.this has put me in the mood for a nice ploughmans lunch with some good cheese bread and chutney mmmm

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  34. Oh this sounds so good! I love different chutneys and would love to have a go at making this. Kaz :)

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  35. That's different. I've never heard of a chutney with rhubarb before. What a lovely recipe and one i would really like to try.

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  36. I'm not a big chutney fan, but a lot of my family members like it. It sounds really good & definitely something different!

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  37. This sounds so good! I've only had chutney on sandwiches, never pasta! I'll have to give it a try next time.

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  38. Heard of rhubarb crumble and muffins but rhubarb chutney is new to me. Sounds great. I keep chutney in the fridge to drizzle over salads, use as a dip or use it in sandwiches.

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  39. This looks pretty good, I have never had it before. I do like Rhubard, thank you for sharing this recipe!

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  40. This doesn't actually look so difficult to make :) I love rhubarb, I actually grow some in my garden. I will have to give it a go as never had rhubarb chutney before! Sounds yummy

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  41. I love chutney on a cheese sandwich, but I have never tried a rhubarb one before. Great idea!

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  42. Perfect way to use some great in season rhubarb!

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  43. Sounds amazing, such an interesting combination of different flavours. Never thought of using rhubarb in chutney but sounds delicious!

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  44. I would've never guessed you could use rhubarb to make a chutney!

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  45. Chutney is my absolute favourite condiment. I've never had a rhubarb chutney before. I think I'm gonna have to try and make your recipe this weekend.

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  46. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious! My husband and I *love* rhubarb. Maybe I'll have to give this recipe a try! Great post <3

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  47. We are huge chutney fans over at our house and will definitely need to try this recipe!

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  48. Ooh spiced rhubarb chutney sounds delicious! I haven't made a chutney, jam or similar before but maybe now is the time to learn! xxx

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  49. Never thought of making chutney with rhubarb before. Will have to give it a try

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  50. Spiced rhubarb chutney sounds amazing! I love rhubarb and grow it myself, I think it's the smell that I love more than the taste.

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  51. I love rhubarb and chutneys but have never attempted to make my own chutney before. It doesn't look too tricky to make.

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  52. Hmm, this looks tasty. I'll try this one out soon.

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  53. I've never made my own chutney before but I eat a lot of curry so should probably get on it haha - sounds like a great recipe

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  54. Ooh I'd never have thought of using rhubarb to make a chutney! My mum used to have an allotment, maybe I should get her back into it so we can make more stuff like this at home!

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  55. My mom makes this every now and then and it's great! To be honest I didn't think the recipe is so popular haha! :)

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  56. Great blog post! I love chutneys! I usually go for the plain ones because I'm not a fan of spiced stuff! :)

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