Chutni Shaftolu/Zard Olu (Peach or Apricot chutney)

  • Yield : two 450 g jars
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 48:0 h


  • 1 can (820 g) peaches or apricots
  • 1–2 hot green chillies, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 250 ml white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sia dona (nigella seeds)
  • 1 tbs ground ginger
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes


Step 1

Drain the peaches from the syrup in the can (which you may reserve for later use if you wish), mash them with a fork, and combine with the green chillies.

Step 2

Boil the vinegar for 5 minutes, then add to it the sia dona, ginger, salt and (if wished) a little of the syrup from the peaches.

Step 3

Remove the vinegar from the heat and add the peaches and chillies.

Step 4

When cool, place in clean dry jars with tightly fitting lids.

Step 5

Store in a cool place or in a refrigerator.

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