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Spicy Red Onion Chutney

This recipe is in category Vegetarian
About this recipe
Healthiness : (51 votes)
Difficulty:  2 out of 5 difficulty
Preparation Time: 30 - 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour 37 minutes
Number of servings: 3 small jars
Serving suggestions: Great with cheese

  • 8 large red onions (sliced)
  • 2 table spoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 small red chilli (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups red wine vinegar
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Large pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Ladle
  • Jars
  • Fabric or paper
  • Elastic bands
  • Ribbon
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Carefully slice the onions (ask an adult for help)
  2. In a large pan heat the olive oil, add the onions and cook until soft, stir from time to time to stop them from burning (about 6 minutes)
  3. Add the chopped garlic and chilli and cook for a further 2 minutes
  4. Next add the vinegar, sugar and bay leaves and give it a good stir
  5. Bring the mixture to the boil and then reduce the heat and allow the pan to simmer  for 1 - 1.5 hours until the onions are translucent and the liquid has evaporated
  6. Allow to cool slightly for 5 -10 minutes
  7. Use a ladle or small cup to fill the sterilised jars, put the lids on straight away and wipe off any spills that may be on the jar
  8. Using paper or fabric, cut out a circle that is between 3 and 5 cm bigger in diameter than your jar.  Secure with an elastic band and then use a ribbon to decorate
  9. Makes a great Christmas gift
Allow the chutney to mature in the fridge for at least 4 weeks before eating.  Stores in the fridge for up to 6 months. Tastes great with cheese! 
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Name: Pat 20th May 2012
forgive my ignorance but when you say store in a fridge can this chutney not be stored in a dark cupboard until opened ?
Name: Margaret Bannerman 22nd October 2011
hard to print At the bottom of all of our recipes there is a print view link. This takes you to a simplified recipe, without all the images, which is easier to print. We hope this helps. The Cookit Team
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