New year greetings to one and all. One more year has gone by.. In my part of the world, there are a few more hours to ring in the new year, but for others the celebrations are on or they have already stepped into 2011. Anyway no great celebrations on at our end. I am just taking a moment to make a note of all the positive things and the not so great things that have happened in this past year. All of us would have made lots of mistakes and learnt a lot from them. So lets get ready to make new mistakes and learn some more new things in the coming year!! Some make resolutions
and break them.. I personally don't believe in this 'resolution making' as it has become just a ritual with no great conviction. So the real conviction to do something positive has to happen when we fully willingly want to make a change. So Lets move forward with a positive attitude to make ourselves better!!
After trying Cranberry Dal and Cranberry Pulihora, it is time for Cranberry Chutney. I find cranberries to be very adaptable to our Indian cuisine because of their tartness. I also appreciate the health benefits of these cuties which are widely discussed in depth here. Here is the recipe for cranberry chutney which we all enjoyed ..
Cranberries 3 cups
Green Chillies 5-6
Coriander leaves chopped 3 Tbsp
Garlic cloves 2 (Optional)
Salt as needed
Sugar/Jaggery 1 tsp (Or as needed)
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Fenugreek seeds a pinch, Red Chillies 1-2, Hing couple pinches)
Method Of Preparation -
In a sauce pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the mustard seeds start to crackle and the dals are brown, add green chilies and washed cranberries.
After about 5-6 min the cranberries tend to become mushy and thats when is the right time time to add salt, sugar, coriander leaves and chopped garlic.
Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool. Make a coarse paste adding a little water if necessary upon cooling.
Adjust the taste and serve with hot rice and ghee.
Preparation Time 15 min
Makes 1 cup