Fresh Cranberries Dates Relish/Pickle

Fresh Cranberries Dates Relish/Pickle

Cranberry a super food- This is the time of year when fresh cranberries are available in plenty, these little cuties are also popular part of Thanksgiving celebrations. It is use in many  forms such as – cranberry sauce, cranberry drinks, pies, casseroles, and desserts. I tried making this simple pickle and came out really well.

Ingredients :

Fresh cranberries- 2 Cups (chopped)
Garlic- 3 cloves
Ginger- 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Dates- 7-8 pitted dates
Olive oil- 1 teaspoon/spray oil
Fresh cilantro- 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
Green chilies or jalapeno slices or dried red chilies
Dates- 8 – 10 pitted depending on sweetness desired ( I deglet noor)
Water- 1/4 + cup
Salt-1/4 tsp
Water- 1/2 cup

Method :

1. In a small pan, drizzle some oil.
2. Drop in cumin seeds. Let it cook for about 10 seconds.
3. Add finely chopped garlic and ginger.
4. Now add green chilies or jalapeno slices. Cook until this softens.
5. Now combine fresh cranberries , pitted dates, cilantro, water and salt to taste. If you like sweeter chutney, you could add some jaggery or brown sugar.
6. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10-12 minutes,  until berries are soft and mushy.
7. Turn off the heat.
8. Blend to a puree, then taste. Adjust the balance of flavors if necessary.
9. Let it cool and serve.

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