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The word chutney is derived from the Hindi term chatni, “to lick”, referring, probably, to the fact that they’re good enough to lick up.

Yield: makes About 1 Cup

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. golden raisins
  • 12 cup Tamarind Extract
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • 14 tsp. ground cayenne
  • 34 tsp. salt
  • 1 ripe but firm banana

Instructions

  1. Put raisins into a bowl and cover with hot water; set aside to let plump up for 1 hour, then drain.
  2. Put raisins, tamarind extract, sugar, garam masala, cayenne, and salt into a nonreactive bowl and stir well. Peel and cut banana into 1⁄4″ cubes (or, alternatively, slice it thinly) and gently fold them into the chutney.

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