Monday, 14 September 2009

Courgette Chutney

I was wondering what to do with the remainder of the courgettes, and decided to make some chutney;


1kg (2 1/4lb) Courgettes, chopped
4 large red onions, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1tbsp ground coriander
2tsp mustard seeds
200g (7oz) sultanas
350g (12oz) white granulated sugar
2tsp salt or to taste
500ml (16floz) white wine vinegar
1 level tbsp ground ginger
2tsp chilli flakes

Put all the ingredients except the sugar into a pan and heat gently to a boil then turn down the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the veg is soft.

Then, add the sugar and stir gently over a low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Turn up the heat and simmer until most of the liquid has gone. The courgette should still be quite chunky.

Pot into jars and seal.

Although we tried this chutney on Sunday and it was very nice, I believe it would be much better once matured, so I will try it again in 2-3 weeks. I will let you know how it tastes then.


  1. I am finding more and more that I like chutney!!! I didn't grow courgettes this year but I intend to next year so will give this one a go....can you make cucumber chutney???

  2. yes, I believe you can chutney and relish just about anything.

  3. I think my favourite has got to be Beetroot Chutney !