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Apple chutney (Indian style)

This apple chutney is an Indian-style sweet and tangy chutney with a gentle kick of warm spices. Serve it as a side dish or just spread it on your crispy toast, paratha (Indian flatbread), or crackers, it tastes delicious. It is vegan and gluten-free.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 112kcal


  • Cooking pot


  • 4 medium-sized apples
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins optional
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar adjust to taste
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper adjust to taste
  • Salt to taste


  • Peel and cut the apples into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a cooking pot and add mustard seeds. When the seeds start spluttering, add ginger and raisins. Saute for a few seconds and then add the apples.
  • Add chili flakes, cinnamon powder, ground black pepper, garam masala, vinegar, and salt. Mix, and cover the pan.
  • Cook covered for around 15 minutes or until the apples turn soft and mushy. Check 2-3 times in between and stir to make sure that the apples don't stick to the bottom.
  • When the apples turn mushy, remove the lid and add brown sugar. Mix and cook for another 2 minutes or until the sugar dissolves. Switch off the stove.
  • Allow reaching room temperature. Store in an airtight container, it will be fine for around 2 weeks in the fridge.



  1. Try using a tangy variety of apple in this recipe.
  2. Adjust the amount of sugar depending upon how sweet the apples are and also how sweet you want the chutney to be.
  3. If you want the chutney to be very smooth, either grate the apples or chop them into very small pieces. It will fasten the process of cooking apples.
  4. More recipe tips and tricks are given within the post above, please follow them to make this dish.



Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg