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Indian apple chutney in a glass jar

Apple chutney recipe

Easy apple chutney - sweet and tangy with a gentle kick of spices. Serve this Indian style chutney as a side dish or just spread on your crispy toast, paratha, or crackers. It's vegan and gluten-free.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Keyword apple chutney
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 112kcal


  • 4 medium-sized apple
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar adjust as per taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder adjust as per taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt as per taste


  • Peel and cut the apples into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a 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, pepper powder, 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 gas.
  • Let it cool. 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.



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