Apple Onion Chutney

Apple Onion Chutney is amazing on sandwiches, burgers and so much more!

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Trying to use some old apples (because they cost a bomb and I don’t want to waste them) led me to making this chutney / dip / relish kind of recipe. And I have never been more grateful to rotting apples, I tell ya!

I’ve always been a sucker for anything sweet-and-salty. So I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised about falling in love with this apple onion chutney over and over again.  

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Call it chutney / relish / spread / dip or whatever you want – this condiment works amazing in a lot of dishes. Not only is it great for western dishes like burgers and sandwiches… but it is lovely with some Rotis and Parathas too! If you have some apples, then do give this recipe a try!

Apple Onion Chutney Recipe – Printable Recipe

Apple Onion Chutney
 
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Recipe type: Condiment
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1 medium Apple
  • ¼ cup Apple Juice (or Water)
  • 3 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons Red Chilli Powder or Hot Pepper Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar or Jaggery or Brown Sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon Spices per taste (Refer Note)
Note - Spices - Use whatever you like - some examples -
  • Indian - Garam Masala, Cumin powder, coriander powder, chaat powder
  • Mexican - Piri piri, cumin, mexican spices
  • Italian - oregano, thyme, parsley, garlic etc.
  • and so on...
Instructions
  1. Grate Onion and Apple. You can also add it to a food processor and grate coarsely.
  2. To a wok or a pan with high sides, add vegetable oil. When it heats, add onion and mix well. Fry for 4-5 minutes on medium flame until the onions start to sweat. Add a little salt to the onions and fry till they get mildly caramelized.
  3. Then add in the grated apple and a splash of apple juice or water.
  4. Close the pan and let it cook on medium low heat for 10-12 minutes. Frequently open and stir to avoid burning.
  5. Once the mixture has reduced to a mush and oil starts to come out from the sides of the mixture, you can add the spices – red chilli powder, sugar, salt and anything else you like. Mix well and continue to fry for another 5-7 minutes on medium flame.
  6. Taste and adjust for seasoning. It is done when it becomes a mushy paste and the raw smell of onion or apple isn’t there anymore.
  7. Store in an air tight jar and serve as a condiment.

Apple Onion Chutney Recipe – Step by Step Pictures

Grate Onion and Apple. You can also add it to a food processor and grate coarsely.
Apple Onion Chutney Recipe | How to make Caramelized Onion and Apple Relish | Delicious Dips & Condiments | Foodomania.com

To a wok or a pan with high sides, add vegetable oil and butter. When it melts, add onion and mix well. Fry for 4-5 minutes on medium flame until the onions start to sweat. Add a little salt to the onions and fry till they get mildly caramelized. Then add in the grated apple and a splash of apple juice or water.
Apple Onion Chutney Recipe | How to make Caramelized Onion and Apple Relish | Delicious Dips & Condiments | Foodomania.com

Close the pan and let it cook on medium low heat for 10-12 minutes. Frequently open and stir to avoid burning.
Apple Onion Chutney Recipe | How to make Caramelized Onion and Apple Relish | Delicious Dips & Condiments | Foodomania.com

Once the mixture has reduced to a mush and oil starts to come out from the sides of the mixture, you can add the spices – red chilli powder, sugar, salt and anything else you like. You can make this Indian / Mexican / Italian etc. depending on whatever spices you like to add. I added the oregano, piri piri spice and coriander powder. Mix well and continue to fry for another 5-7 minutes on medium flame.
Apple Onion Chutney Recipe | How to make Caramelized Onion and Apple Relish | Delicious Dips & Condiments | Foodomania.com

Taste and adjust for seasoning. It is done when it becomes a mushy paste and the raw smell of onion or apple isn’t there anymore.
Apple Onion Chutney Recipe | How to make Caramelized Onion and Apple Relish | Delicious Dips & Condiments | Foodomania.com

Store in an air tight jar and serve as a condiment.
Apple Onion Chutney Recipe | How to make Caramelized Onion and Apple Relish | Delicious Dips & Condiments | Foodomania.com

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