Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney


Chutney, Condiment, Relish, Side, Spicy. Sweet, Plum, Ginger, Cinnamon, Winter Chutney

Chutney, Condiment, Relish, Side, Spicy. Sweet, Plum, Ginger, Cinnamon, Winter Chutney

This Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney can be your make-ahead condiment for potlucks, family gatherings or dinner or lunch parties. Serve this with cheese, grilled meat, eggs, sandwiches, burgers etc. In fact, the options are endless. However you serve this Spiced Plum Chutney, just be sure this will be a sure shot crowd pleaser.
Ripe sweet plums, brown sugar, fresh chilies, ginger, cinnamon make this chutney a decadent condiment perfect for the winter months.

When I received a big bag full of freshly picked plums, my first thought was to photograph them and then I immediately thought of making chutney out of them before they go bad. And those were perfectly ripened to be turned into a nice yummy chutney.

For me, any kind of fresh chutneys or salsas is always welcome. Most of the time, I make this hot and spicy tomato chutney that I literally eat with everything – eggs, rice, parathas.

Anyone who knows me, they know that I’m literally on my toes till I hit the bed and my hectic schedule made me, putting this idea off, until I realized that, the fruit flies have started hovering around them. So, no more procrastination and I set out to make a Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney.


Chutney, Condiment, Relish, Side, Spicy. Sweet, Plum, Ginger, Cinnamon, Winter Chutney

If you raid my refrigerator, you will end up finding some or other kind of homemade chutneys – Tomato, Mint, and Cilantro or even plain Coconut.

You can enjoy this Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney with Potato Stuffed Mushroom Croquettes or, Tandoori Fish Tikka

Since a chutney is more savory than jams/jellies/relishes, they make a really good accompaniment to sandwiches, cheese plates, curries, grilled meats, naans etc.

I like my chutneys more spicy than sweet and I did the same for this chutney as well.  Less sugar, more spiciness and that made this Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney to balance out the right flavors and hit the right notes. The ginger added a nice touch which actually complimented the natural sweetness of the plums.

If you like your chutney hot and spicy with a big kick to it, then this Hot and Sweet Plum Chutney is THE recipe for you. It’s easy and shows you that really, truly, all you need is some super-ripe summer fruits and no preservatives at all.

So here is the recipe for a gingery, peppery Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney.


Chutney, Condiment, Relish, Side, Spicy. Sweet, Plum, Ginger, Cinnamon, Winter ChutneyINGREDIENTS:

  • 15 to 20 plums, de-pitted and coarsely chopped (about 4 pounds)
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1  TSP Tamarind paste. If you don’t have tamarind available, use currants or cranberries
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon
  • 2 TBSP fresh ginger crushed
  • 3 TBSP  salt
  • 5 to 6 fresh chilies


  • Wash and cut the plums into quarters, discarding the pit. Leave the skin on. Slice plums roughly into a small, heavy saucepan.
  • Add sugar, salt, ginger, sliced chilies and plums into the saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Let cook, stirring occasionally, about 60 minutes, or until reduced by 1/3. Continue cooking, stirring frequently to make sure chutney does not burn, until chutney is syrupy, another 10 minutes.
  • Remove chutney from heat and fill the sterilized jars, leaving a 1/2-inch headspace.

Pair up this Hot and Sweet Plum Chutney with almost anything – from spreading it over a piece of toast to adding it to fried rice or simply enjoy with a bag of tortilla chips or papads.  There are a thousand ways that you can relish it.

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Author: MyYellowApron

I’m scrappy, weird and goofy. I’m a snob when it comes to a LOT of things.., Mainly – coffee, wine and chocolates. I laugh loud and yell louder. I run fast, but walk slow. I love walking long walks with a hot mug of coffee held tight between my hands. I have lonely eyes and a kind heart. I forgive but rarely forget. I remember the silliest of things and forget important matters. I love to run, read, cook and entertain. I draw inspirations from anything and everything aesthetic. There are numerous people who have and still continue to enrich my life in many good ways. I will remain indebted to them – Always. My dad is my biggest fan when it comes to cooking. I could see his eyes light up every time I serve something. My mom’s agility and affectionate nature that reflects on her food is something I’m still trying to master. Travel fascinates me amongst other things. Leave me in Venice and I would get lost in its timeless beauty – The canals. The piazzas. The art. The espresso. Leave me in NYC and I would tirelessly walk the length and breadth of the city (after all, There is always something open 24 hours a day). Through this blog, I am hoping to bring in my passion and love for a few things – Cooking, Travel, Kids, Coffee, Clothes and in the interim learn more myself. Hope I am able to do justice to my PASSION.

100 thoughts

  1. Oh yummy! The photo of the chutney spread on the toast has me almost salivating. I don’t know why I don’t make chutney at home ever – it looks so simple to make and so delicious. I am pinning this recipe for later!

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  2. I love chutney and this Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney looks divine! I really enjoy spicy food so the ginger and and fresh chilies suit me perfectly. Your photos are beauitful!

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  3. Ooh!! This looks lovely. I usually steer clear of chutney as it is not something that appeals to me, but this plum version sounds awesome!

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  4. This is one recipe my mum would absolutely adore, she’s the queen of preserves, jams, chutneys and anything else one can possibly think of. I like the spiciness in it, it pairs really well with the sweetness of the plums. Delicious!

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  5. This is a great posts! I never ever would have thought to use chutney in those ways you listed in your article! Brilliant ideas! Can’t wait to make a batch of this! I’ve never seen plums that color before….typically dark purple or red.

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  6. I’ve never made my own chutney. I’ve bought it in cute little jars from specialty stores but I never thought about trying it on my own… I think I need to have a dinner party just to try all the fun stuff I find on blogs!

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  7. You can tell I’m not a chef since I had to google what chutney was lol. That looks fairly easy enough for me to master and best of all it sounds tasty.

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  8. I would love to try this on toast! We have a great bread company here that we love and I bet this would taste amazing on their wheat bread!

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  9. I love plum chutney and have been meaning to learn how to make my own! I love the spicy addition of the chilies in here.

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  10. Your plums look so much like mirabelles! We make frequently plum jam at this time in the year in Europe as we have the usual Zwetschken plums and the yellow ones growing at home. Love the look of your jam, it looks perfectly set!

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  11. LOVE plum chutney! And I love how you made this one sweet and a little spicy! This would be so great on toast in the morning! I have never seen yellow plums before – we only get the red and purple ones here.

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  12. I made this yesterday and I wondered about the 3 TBSP of salt and lo and behold it is way too salty. I hope this was an error but it should be checked. And I wasted a lot of ingredients and time on it.


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