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Strawberry Chutney

Strawberry Chutney is a delicious condiment that you can make easily in an Instant Pot or stovetop. This Strawberry relish can be used as a spread, filling, accompaniment & it's spicy, sweet, tangy & everything so good. 
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Strawberry Chutney
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Resting time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Meghna

Ingredients

Instructions

How to make Strawberry Chutney in Instant Pot?

  • Add the strawberries to the Instant Pot ( do not switch it on as yet) , add sugar & the lemon juice. Give everything a good mix and allow it to sit for 30 mins. 
  • After 30 mins you'll notice that the strawberries will release lots of juice. It's time to switch on the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid of the IP & press the PRESSURE COOK button. Set it on HIGH for 1 min.
  • After 1 min wait for NPR (natural pressure release) for 15 mins. Than, release the rest of the pressure & open the lid of the IP.
  • After opening the pot you'll notice a watery strawberry concoction. Now, CANCEL the PRESSURE COOK mode & than press the SAUTE & set it on NORMAL. 
  • Mash the cooked strawberries with a potato masher. If you prefer chunky pieces of berries in your chutney reduce the mashing time & if you prefer a smoother chutney mash more until the berries break down.
  • Add the red chili flakes, the salt, vinegar, roasted cumin seed powder & the grated ginger. Give everything a very good mix. Simmer the Strawberry chutney until the sauce thickens. It should take you about 15 mins to achieve the jam like consistency.
  • Turn off the IP and allow the Strawberry Chutney to cool down completely. In the meantime sterilize the canning jars in boiling water for 15-20 mins. Dry them completely and store the chutney.

How to cook Strawberry Chutney on Stove Top?

  • Add the washed, hulled & diced berries in a heavy bottomed saucepan. To it add the sugar + the lemon juice. Give everything a good mix & allow the berries to rest for 30 mins. You'll notice that the berries will release lots of juices.
  • Now, set this saucepan over medium heat. Cover & cook for 10 mins until the berries are properly cooked. The color of the sauce will darken as the berries gets cooked.
  • Open the lid of the pot, mash the berries with the help of a potao masher & mix in the red chili flakes, the vinegar, grated ginger & the roasted cumin powder. Give everything a thorough mix.
  • Simmer the sauce until it thickens. Stir it at times to prevent it from sticking at the bottom of the pan. It should take you about 15 mins approximately.
  • Allow the strawberry chutney to completely cool down. Store it in sterilized jars for 15 days in the fridge. Enjoy.

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Notes

  1. Use red, ripe & Juicy strawberries if you decide to use fresh berries. You can read the post Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa recipe post to know how to choose good strawberries.
  2. You can use any sweetener of your choice like honey, maple syrup, jaggery powder, cane sugar. Using cane sugar & jaggery powder will make your strawberry chutney dark in color.
  3. DO NOT skip the ginger & the roasted cumin powder. They give extraordinary flavor to the chutney.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Chutney
Amount Per Serving (227 g)
Calories 450
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 115g38%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 109g121%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 116mg141%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 227g | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 115g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 109g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 116mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.8mg