What is Chutney?
Chutney is a spicy fruit spread that originated in Indian cooking according to Wikipedia. It’s not really a word that we use very often in American Cooking. I have had fruit chutney a few times in my life but it has been when we were traveling. I had a delicious stone fruit chutney with roasted chicken in England. This fruit chutney was similar to what we had in Saint Martin when we were sailing. Our chef made us Bobotie.
Bobotie is a South African dish of minced meats that is baked with an egg custard topping. It reminds me of a Spiced meatloaf. Spiced meaning filled with turmeric, cumin, curry, allspice, paprika and more. It has a beautiful yellow color from all of the delicious spices.
Why did I need Chutney for Bobotie?
I made the chutney because it was an ingredient and common topping for the Bobotie. You can also eat the chutney on other meats, not just Bobotie. It would be delicious on roasted chicken or pork. I tried to find chutney in our grocery stores but was unsuccessful so I made my own. I have seen it in other countries in the store, but I guess it’s not a popular item in AZ!% | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | %