Meethi soonth

Posted on October 15, 2009. Filed under: Achaar/chutneys/powders | Tags: , |

A sweet and tangy Marwari chutney made of dried mango slices with a predominant flavour of dried ginger powder (soonth). This is also called Navratna chutney.

Preparation Time : 10 mins.
Cooking Time : 25 mins.

Makes 1 1/2 cups.

12 dried mango slices
1/2 cup grated jaggery (gur)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup dried dates (kharek)
1/4 cup broken cashewnuts
2 tablespoons sultanas
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon dried ginger powder (soonth)
1 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
salt to taste
1. Soak the dates and cashewnuts in warm water.
2. In a pan, combine the mango slices, jaggery and sugar with 1 cup of water and simmer for 20 minutes till the mango slices are soft.
3. Cool completely and purée into a fine paste.
4. Drain the soaked dates and cashewnuts. Deseed and chop the dried dates.
5. Add all the ingredients into the puréed chutney mixture and mix well.
6. Use as required. Store refrigerated.
Dried mango slices are available at most grocers. You can subsitute the slices with approximately 2 to 3 tablespoons amchur powder.

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