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Mixed Pickled Fruit Chutney (Acar Buah) Recipe

Mixed Pickled Fruit Chutney (Acar Buah) Recipe

Mixed Pickled Fruit Chutney (Acar Buah) Recipe

Ingredients :

    • 250 g (11/4 cups) shaved palm sugar or dark brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup (185 ml) water
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) white vinegar
    • 15 shallots thinly sliced
    • 10 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
    • 5 pieces (2.5-cm/1-in) ginger, thinly sliced
    • 2/3 cup (150 ml) oil, for frying
    • 100 g (½ cup) chilli paste
    • 2 tablespoons curry powder
    • Salt and sugar, to taste
    • 80 g (3/4 cup) sesame seeds, dry-roasted
    • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds, dry-roasted

Fruit :

    • 15 dried star fruit
    • 6 pickled limes
    • 10 Chinese dates or jujubes (unseeded)
    • 5 pickled plums
    • 5 unseeded preserved or dried prunes
    • 1 tablespoon dried raisins

Method :

    1. Bring the palm sugar or dark brown sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in the vinegar. Add the sliced shallots, garlic and ginger. Return to a boil, remove from the heat and set aside.
    2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the chilli paste and curry powder for 3 minutes or until fragrant. Add all the Fruit ingredients and stir.
    3. Pour in the palm sugar mixture, season to taste with salt and sugar. Cook for another 10 minutes. Add the sesame and mustard seeds.
    4. Remove from the heat and allow to cool thoroughly, then transfer to an airtight container and keep refrigerated.

See also Malaysia Cooking “Crispy Fried Shallots Recipe”