Pineapple Chutney or Cold Pineapple Sauce

Welcome to the world of Pineapples!

Nope, this is not about Hawaii it’s about Pineapples and their diversity. ❤

pineapple chutneyWe know that pineapple is a very rich and diverse tropical fruit and when taken in moderation, it can work wonders for so many of us. The Bromelain enzyme it helps to nurture a good digestion system and is also a natural source of detox for our liver and kidneys, resulting in radiant skin. The boundless amount of Vit C offers stronger bones and better immunity. It is also a sweet gift to weight watchers and those who are eating a healthy diabetic diet.  What a bonanza!!!

However, they say pregnant women should not be consuming pineapple for reasons that I have no clue about.

So, as a part of encouraging a healthy vegan /raw/fruits lifestyle, I couldn’t resist getting some pineapples before it got too wintery. While I stuck to my plan and ate quite a few chunks in between my meal, an old memory struck me.

~ And that was the Indian version of making a sweet chutney with this wonder fruit, that my mother used to make. And as nostalgic struck over all these years and like I always miss my mom’s cuisine, the next thought was to just make it.

  • Vegan/Vegetarian | Serves 2

Here are all the little things that you’d need:

  1. 1 cup of chopped pineapple pieces ( the sweeter the better)
  2. 1/4 cup of brown sugar/maple syrup/liquid jaggery
  3. a pinch of salt
  4. a pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  5. some water

To Prepare

  1. In a saucepan, add the chopped pieces of pineapple and put it on medium flame/heat.
  2. You would see the fruit releasing some of its own juice in the next 5 minutes and then add 1/4 cup of water or enough to simply soak the fruit and help it boil and become soft.
  3. Add a pinch of salt and leave it covered for the next 10 minutes.
  4. Add your choice of sweetener and adjust it depending on the sweetness of your fruit and your sweet tooth.
  5. Keep stirring in between until the mixture gets soft and translucent and is at the right sweetness. Now sprinkle the red pepper flakes (optional)
  6. Allow it cool or better refrigerate it. It stays as good and lip-smacking for the next 2-3 days

You can use it as a sweet dip with flat or stuffed bread, also tastes interesting with pita chips or just as modest side post your meal when you crave for a little sweet to refresh your taste buds.

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