Chutney, Condiment, Relish, Side, Spicy. Sweet, Plum, Ginger, Cinnamon, Winter Chutney

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Chutney, Condiment, Relish, Side, Spicy. Sweet, Plum, Ginger, Cinnamon, Winter Chutney

Chutney, Condiment, Relish, Side, Spicy. Sweet, Plum, Ginger, Cinnamon, Winter Chutney

This Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney can be your make-ahead condiment for potlucks, family gatherings or dinner or lunch parties. Serve this with cheese, grilled meat, eggs, sandwiches, burgers etc. In fact, the options are endless. However you serve this Spiced Plum Chutney, just be sure this will be a sure shot crowd pleaser.
Ripe sweet plums, brown sugar, fresh chilies, ginger, cinnamon make this chutney a decadent condiment perfect for the winter months.

When I received a big bag full of freshly picked plums, my first thought was to photograph them and then I immediately thought of making chutney out of them before they go bad. And those were perfectly ripened to be turned into a nice yummy chutney.

For me, any kind of fresh chutneys or salsas is always welcome. Most of the time, I make this hot and spicy tomato chutney that I literally eat with everything – eggs, rice, parathas.

Anyone who knows me, they know that I’m literally on my toes till I hit the bed and my hectic schedule made me, putting this idea off, until I realized that, the fruit flies have started hovering around them. So, no more procrastination and I set out to make a Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney.


Chutney, Condiment, Relish, Side, Spicy. Sweet, Plum, Ginger, Cinnamon, Winter Chutney

If you raid my refrigerator, you will end up finding some or other kind of homemade chutneys – Tomato, Mint, and Cilantro or even plain Coconut.

You can enjoy this Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney with Potato Stuffed Mushroom Croquettes or, Tandoori Fish Tikka

Since a chutney is more savory than jams/jellies/relishes, they make a really good accompaniment to sandwiches, cheese plates, curries, grilled meats, naans etc.

I like my chutneys more spicy than sweet and I did the same for this chutney as well.  Less sugar, more spiciness and that made this Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney to balance out the right flavors and hit the right notes. The ginger added a nice touch which actually complimented the natural sweetness of the plums.

If you like your chutney hot and spicy with a big kick to it, then this Hot and Sweet Plum Chutney is THE recipe for you. It’s easy and shows you that really, truly, all you need is some super-ripe summer fruits and no preservatives at all.

So here is the recipe for a gingery, peppery Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney.


Chutney, Condiment, Relish, Side, Spicy. Sweet, Plum, Ginger, Cinnamon, Winter ChutneyINGREDIENTS:

  • 15 to 20 plums, de-pitted and coarsely chopped (about 4 pounds)
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1  TSP Tamarind paste. If you don’t have tamarind available, use currants or cranberries
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon
  • 2 TBSP fresh ginger crushed
  • 3 TBSP  salt
  • 5 to 6 fresh chilies


  • Wash and cut the plums into quarters, discarding the pit. Leave the skin on. Slice plums roughly into a small, heavy saucepan.
  • Add sugar, salt, ginger, sliced chilies and plums into the saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Let cook, stirring occasionally, about 60 minutes, or until reduced by 1/3. Continue cooking, stirring frequently to make sure chutney does not burn, until chutney is syrupy, another 10 minutes.
  • Remove chutney from heat and fill the sterilized jars, leaving a 1/2-inch headspace.

Pair up this Hot and Sweet Plum Chutney with almost anything – from spreading it over a piece of toast to adding it to fried rice or simply enjoy with a bag of tortilla chips or papads.  There are a thousand ways that you can relish it.

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  1. Oh yummy! The photo of the chutney spread on the toast has me almost salivating. I don’t know why I don’t make chutney at home ever – it looks so simple to make and so delicious. I am pinning this recipe for later!

  2. I love chutney and this Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney looks divine! I really enjoy spicy food so the ginger and and fresh chilies suit me perfectly. Your photos are beauitful!

  3. Looks delicious! I would love to make this and give a jar to friends! Food gifts are the best!

  4. Ooh!! This looks lovely. I usually steer clear of chutney as it is not something that appeals to me, but this plum version sounds awesome!

  5. I love fruit chutney and I bet this plum chutney tastes great on just about everything. I bet it would pair great with cheese, too!

  6. This is one recipe my mum would absolutely adore, she’s the queen of preserves, jams, chutneys and anything else one can possibly think of. I like the spiciness in it, it pairs really well with the sweetness of the plums. Delicious!

  7. This is a great posts! I never ever would have thought to use chutney in those ways you listed in your article! Brilliant ideas! Can’t wait to make a batch of this! I’ve never seen plums that color before….typically dark purple or red.

  8. I love chutney, but can never find the kind I want at any given time. Making it would work so much better! This looks fantastic!

  9. We are a condiment mad family and in fact my sister’s husband banned her from buying any more after the fridge shelf broke under the weight. Lol, I think I have found a way around the ban. I’ll forward your delicious sounding recipe to her and take it from there!

  10. I’ve never made my own chutney. I’ve bought it in cute little jars from specialty stores but I never thought about trying it on my own… I think I need to have a dinner party just to try all the fun stuff I find on blogs!

  11. This screams fall and I bet once you taste it that you want to put it on everything! YUM!

  12. This sounds so delicious. I would love to make this too but we do not have plums here. I am sure that homemade ones taste the best. I love tamarinds. You made a very good recipe.

  13. This looks so good! You continue to make great recipes and I love the variety of them so I can always come back to look for new things to replicate.

  14. Oh this looks really, really good. I love my chutneys to be really dark and flavourful and this looks spot on – I’d be spreading it all over my cheese toasties (grilled cheese) if I had a pot here right now!

  15. I have only loved one type of Chutney and that is mango and love having it on in chicken curry. This chutney does look delicious and thanks for the recipe

  16. I would love to try this on toast! We have a great bread company here that we love and I bet this would taste amazing on their wheat bread!

  17. I love plum chutney and have been meaning to learn how to make my own! I love the spicy addition of the chilies in here.

  18. Your plums look so much like mirabelles! We make frequently plum jam at this time in the year in Europe as we have the usual Zwetschken plums and the yellow ones growing at home. Love the look of your jam, it looks perfectly set!

  19. LOVE plum chutney! And I love how you made this one sweet and a little spicy! This would be so great on toast in the morning! I have never seen yellow plums before – we only get the red and purple ones here.

  20. There is no liquid in the recipe. I’m afraid it will burn without liquid…water or vinegar?

  21. I made this yesterday and I wondered about the 3 TBSP of salt and lo and behold it is way too salty. I hope this was an error but it should be checked. And I wasted a lot of ingredients and time on it.

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