A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Chutney...... Best. Indian. Condiment.

As I mentioned in my last post, I put together a fantastic Indian-themed dinner over the weekend. When I eat out in Indian restaurants, one of my favorite condiments is always mango chutney. The chutney I made was sweet and fruity and served as an excellent compliment to the savory tandoori lamb. While my version was sweet, I think next time I might try adding some red chili pepper flakes or chili powder to achieve that sweet and spicy flavor I love oh so much!

3 cups diced ripe mango
1 inch peeled and diced fresh ginger
1 diced red bell pepper
1 diced garlic clove
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1 tbsp honey

Place all the above ingredients in a medium saucepan.

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to low heat. Simmer until thick, about 20 minutes, stirring often.

Let cool and serve! This chutney was delicious when combined with the tandoori flavored lamb previously posted about!

1 comment:

  1. That looks really good...I MUST try it soon!!!