ONION AND CRANBERRY CHUTNEY

ONION AND CRANBERRY CHUTNEY






This chutney is the same as the onion and tomato chutney I make regularly, only this time I substituted the tomatoes with cranberries. This chutney was a little sour, so I added some jaggery to balance the taste. It tasted so good with idlis and dosas. I even paired this chutney with wheat rava idlis next day and it tasted good with those idlis too. The jaggery can be replaced with brown sugar, regular granulated sugar, or any artificial sweeteners.

INGREDIENTS:
Red onions, medium-sized, 2.
Cranberries, fresh or frozen, 1 cup.
Garlic, 2-3 cloves.
Red chilies, 3-4.
Asafetida, a pinch.
Jaggery or brown sugar, 1 teaspoon.
Salt as per taste.
Mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon.

Preparation:
Dice the onion into big chunks and keep aside. Heat a pan with some oil. When the oil is hot enough, ad the onions and sauté them for a few minutes until they turn brown, then add the garlic cloves, red chilies, asafetida, and cranberries and sauté everything for a few more minutes until the cranberries start to burst. Let it cool and grind everything into a smooth paste and add some salt and jaggery as per taste. Heat another small pan with some oil and when the turns is hot, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Pour this mixture over the chutney and mix well. Serve with idlis, dosas, and chapathis.

If needed, the chutney can be diluted with a little water and cooked under low flame for a few more minutes to get the desired consistency.





I made whole wheat pizza from scratch this weekend. I made the crust with whole wheat flour, 1 teaspoon of wheat germ, and ground flaxseeds. The crust tasted more or less similar to that of a regular pizza. The only topping I used here were some skim milk mozzarella cheese and caramelized onions. I cut the onions into long thin strips and sautéed them until they were brown and added it as the toppings. If you are crazy about onions like my hubby and I, you are sure to love this pizza :)

49 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...love that healthy and yummy looking pizza...love that onion topping....coming to chutney it's new combo to me...looks yum...

Babli said...

Onion and cranberry chutney is absolutely new dish for me as I have never ever prepared. It looks yummy and must be very tasty. Nice presentation.

Sushma Mallya said...

wow just loved the colour of the chutney...Different one but seems delicious....

Vani said...

Onion and cranberry sounds like a fab combi for a chutney.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovee your pizza... I love caramalized onions...
The chutney looks so colorful too..

Prathibha said...

gal...I just loved those cute small wheat rava Idlis...post that recipe too..
chutney is looking yummy...

Parita said...

Wow thats a different and unique combination!

Shaista Tabrez said...

I thought that its only my family specially hubby and my younger brother who are crazy abt onions but they have got company..lol

pizza with caramelized onion, will try, sure hubby will like it

Kanchan said...

Chutney recipe is totally new to me, looks awesome !
Love these Pizzas :)

Sireesha said...

Looks delectable and yummy:)

Lavi said...

Great chutney Gita!

Idli's and Pizza's looks small and cute!

Ammu Madhu said...

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Vrinda said...

Chutney with cranberry sounds healthy and delish...superb pizza.lov onion topping..

Nithya said...

Wow a lot of experimenting this week I guess.. Brilliant job. Looks interesting and yummy :)

rekhas kitchen said...

Cranberry hummm i never use then in chutney before looks great nice color and pizza looks mouthwaterin nice post dear.

Varunavi said...

Chutney is new to me so the wheat rava idly,u have recipe of that??

Astra Libris said...

Oooh, I love the mixture of sweet and savory in your chutney! Onions are so versatile - you highlight them perfectly!

I'm swooning over the description of your pizza... I adore onion pizzas... :-)

Vaishali said...

Gita, that sure is one delicious-looking chutney. The color is to die for, and the ingredients so unusual. Great job!

Varsha Vipins said...

thats a nice fusion Gita..:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Nice idea to use cranberry in chutney. Whole wheat pizza with all that healthy ingredients looks awesome dear.

Priya said...

Lovely chutney, very colourful and am drooling over the pizza...mouthwatering!

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En Samaiyal said...

This sounds diff & unique combo dear ...looking very colourful ...the Pizza looks yummy .....

RAKS KITCHEN said...

wow,with cranberry!! Sounds good and pizza sounds good too,have a nice weekend:)

n33ma said...

Pizza from scratch..........wow,looks very good.
chutney is diff too so are the idlis.

Shri said...

Looks delicious!The color is inviting..Love the pizzas too!

kitchen queen said...

wow this is something new to me.It is worth the try.

Malar Gandhi said...

Like cranberry chutney...just amla for me here!:)

I was wondering what is that...until reading your full article...'wheat rawa idly' innovative.

Pizza looks like mini pancakes, guess its easy to fix after a hard day.

Nags said...

that's some pretty amazing stuff gone into the pizza there!

priya said...

so different.... n looks soo yummy too!, nice combination, gita!

Padma said...

Pizza looks so tempting Gita... just loved the recipe and also your unique cranberry chutney.... yummy

Sarah Naveen said...

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Cranberry chutney is my Fav...Love the colour!!!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowww....last snap is too temptin Gita....wish to have it right nw.. :)

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Cham said...

I ve made cranberry chutney, I liked the sour taste, can be served like pickle too! Very pretty!

Abhilash Pillai said...

Chutney looks good.

Pizza apears to me as onion uthappam...

I think onion uthappam can also be called as indian pizza ...

good work

Purva Desai said...

This is a different and a unique combo for a chutney....a must try....pizza looks inviting too

Chef Jeena said...

Gorgeous pizza Gita I love those onions on top, the chutney sounds amazing too yummy!

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Valarmathi said...

Different chutney. Yummy looking pizza.

forkbootsandapalette said...

absolutely fantastic creation..

VS said...

WOW! that looks awesome :-)

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Animisha said...

My doctor wants me to be on cranberry diet.
But i never like the taste of cranberries.
They taste different.
Never thought of having it like a chutney.
Gita u r superb.
U r so creative dear.
I wanna try it now itself.
But i am still in india and cant try for the next 1 month.
Looks something useful for my diet.

Yasmeen said...

Gr8 idea of chutney with crans,will definitely try this season :)

Anisheetu said...

Pizza looks very nice.... absolutely innovative... :) keep it up...

Mark said...

I do not have turkey. I made chutney. I doubled, but will not do. A single recipe out. It made ​​a delicious seasoning and spices, salt cider Turkey Pan Gravy. The chutney will be my Thanksgiving turkey traditions.I may even try!
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This sounds different and distinctive combo dear. Nice idea to make use of cranberry in chutney. Whole wheat pizza with all that healthy ingredients looks awesome dear.
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