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Spiced Plum Relish or Chutney Recipe

Spiced Plum Relish or Chutney. Serve it as a spread on crackers or as a dip for crudités.
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine Continental
Servings 1 /2 cup


  • Plums – 8
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Dates - 5 seeded
  • Ground Ginger or Dry Ginger powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Thin Tamarind extract – 1/2 tbsp optional
  • Salt – 2 pinch


  • Cut both the Plums and Dates and remove the seeds. Slice the plums thinly and chop the dates finely and keep both aside separately.
  • First step is to macerate the plums and for that, place the plums in a bowl, add sugar, mix with a spoon and let it rest for an hour.
  • After an hour, the plums would have started to leave its juice.
  • Add dry ginger powder, cinnamon powder, red chilli powder, tamarind extract, chopped dates, salt and mix well.
  • Cook for 15 mins over low flame while mashing the entire contents with the back of a spoon or wooden spatula.
  • The relish would have to coat the back of a spoon and also it would look shiny and the consistency would be that of a jam.
  • Remove the bowl from fire while the relish is still loose as it will thicken further upon cooling down to room temperature.
  • Store in a clean, dry bottle.
  • This spiced plum relish will keep well for 2 weeks when refrigerated.
  • Serve the relish as a dip with cheese, fruit slices, crackers, salt biscuits, veggie sticks, chaats or with bread.