Apple chutney

A great accompaniment with any curry or even with your cheese and crackers. If you can’t find the ready-mixed panch poran, you should be able to find the component parts at most supermarkets (mustard, fenugreek, cumin, fennel and nigella seeds). Works well with any soft fruits, just adjust the sugar quantity to taste.




2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 small onion chopped finely

2 garlic cloves chopped finely

2 tsp panch poran

2 granny smith apples, peeled and diced

½ tsp chilli flakes  (if you want any spice)

½ tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp sugar

½ tsp salt


  1. Fry the onions and garlic in the oil until starting to brown.
  2. Add the panch poran and fry for 30 seconds or so.
  3. Add all the other ingredients and bring to a good bubbling simmer. Cook until the apples are softened but not turned to mush.
  4. Taste the chutney and adjust the salt, sugar or vinegar to your taste.