Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday: Green Tomato Chutney with Vodka


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You combine them in penne alla vodka, so I thought I'd try it, and it worked. I used the red one too, so there are tiny bits of red in my chutney, but mostly it's a golden yellow and it looks fine.

This creates quite an aroma as it's cooking, so leave a window open if you don't like it.

1.75 kg Green Tomatoes, roughly chopped

500g Apples, chopped (I used eating apples, cos I prefer them...maybe that's what the red bits in the chutney are??!)

500g Onions, chopped

225g Sultanas (or Raisins)

Half teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Ground Ginger or finely chopped Ginger Root (see tip in previous post re essential oils)

1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg (see tip in previous post re essential oils)

500ml Vinegar (I used Cider Vinegar, cos it's nice and mild)

500g Sugar

125g Walnuts, halved or chopped

3 Tablespoons Vodka

Here's a link to previous post Plum Chutney With Walnuts and Hazelnut Liquer

Method is to put everything except the walnuts and vodka in a saucepan and cook slowly for 2 or 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Add the walnuts, then cook for another hour. Add the vodka at the end and stir in so you don't boil off the alcohol!

And at the end, it will look something like this. Come to think of it, this is kind of Mellow Yellow too!

Ideally, you should leave this to mature for a couple of months, but the people I give it to can never wait that long. Yup, I still don't really like chutney, just love making it!


  1. Sounds delicious, I've never tried chutney. There is always a first time for everything. Happy MYM

  2. That does look good and I like the way you used cider vinegar as a substitute. I'll have to remember that.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  3. I like chutney, but have never made it myself. I don't think I'd use vodka.
    Beautiful photographs!

    Alberta, Canada

  4. Oh, yum! Thanks for posting, Mimi. Both sound so good.
    Re the jars: we have them from years back and seem to collect more every year. The green is mint jelly.

  5. Gosh, Mimi, that looks appertising - must return to get the recipe.

    However, young lady I am here on official business. There is a trophy fit for your side bar which I have ready for you at my humble abode. I would be honoured if you would call round and collect but my fee would be some of that Vodka! LOL

    I cannot hear a French horn! Have you had it returned? LOL

  6. Stephanie, good idea to hang onto nice jars, I must do that from now on.
    Edie- thanks a mill, gratefull accepted, especially the "young lady" bit!! You can't hear a French Horn cos you lost it, lol! I'm sending people over to give out to you!!

  7. I think I need to try chutney! Great photo. Made me hungry even though I just ate.

    Also, I gave you an award on my blog, my friend, so when you have a moment, check it out!


  8. 3 tablespoons of vodka? Wow! Come on over Mimi I have a little something for you to collect.

  9. Oh, man that looks and sounds so good. Especially in a phyllo. Thanks for sharing!

    Great to "meet" you, Mimi!

  10. I believe my MIL used to make Chutney. My husband likes it but I'll take just the vodka. :)
    It looks delicious and I so miss my fresh tomatoes.

  11. (beaming smile)
    3 awards in a row! Wow!
    Happy Mimi!
    Now gotta do the job bit that goes with the award.
    Back soon...

  12. Looks lovely, Mimi. Just busy on the sloe gin myself. Should be ready for Christmas x

  13. Chutneys are very popular here in India. I can only make one. Green mint chutney. It's lovely with hot snacks when eaten fresh!

  14. I am thinking with---definitely with vodka. YUmmmmmY!

  15. Wow, I would never have thought about putting Vodka in a chutney, must give that a go! Thank you also for you comment on Eddie's blog, cheers!