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Vegetable Chutney with Garlic Recipe

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Tasty chutney is made with a variety of vegetables and punched up with garlic and spices. It may be served, hot, warm, or at room temperature.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups shredded green head cabbage or Napa cabbage or chopped bok choy
  • 1/4 cup peanut or other oil
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 cup stemmed, seeded, and minced red bell pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup any vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water, or more if needed
  • 1/4 cup sugar, honey, or other sweetener
  • Minced fresh mint, parsley, or cilantro leaves for garnish


Bring a pot of water to the boil and salt it; cook the carrots until they are nearly tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the carrots with a slotted spoon and cook the cabbage in the same water, just until it loses its crunch, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the cabbage with a slotted spoon.

Meanwhile, place the oil in a broad saucepan or large, deep skillet and turn the heat to medium-low. Add the garlic, onion, red pepper, and ginger and cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the pepper, vinegar, water, salt, and sweetener and turn the heat to medium. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.

Add the carrots and cabbage and cook until the vegetables are very tender, 15 minutes or more. If more water is needed, add it. Taste and adjust seasoning. Use within 2 days, and serve hot, warm, or at room temperature. Garnish just before serving.

Yield: about 4 cups

Recipe Source: How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman (Macmillan)
Reprinted with permission.

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The Missing Carrots, Member Radmat

I just happen to have this cookbook, so I looked the recipe up. It calls for 2 cups carrots, peeled and roughly chopped. Hope this helps.

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