Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cranberry, Pineapple and Chili Chutney

 I love that cranberries are in peak season right now.  I thought they would make a wonderful seasonal chutney for any roast meat or even a rice and curry meal.  I decided to pair them up with pineapple for sweetness and chilies for spice.  This chutney came together in a flash with very little effort.  I know this intensely sweet, tart, spicy flavored chutney that looks like a bowl full of lovely holiday jewels will sit proudly on our Thanksgiving table this year.

1 bag of cranberries (12oz)
4-5 green chiles diced
2 cups of fresh pineapple
2 Tbs of ginger/garlic paste or 3 cloves of garlic and 1 inch of ginger grated
1 small piece of cinnamon
1/4 cup of brown sugar (see note)
1/4 cup of vinegar
1/4 tsp of turmeric
1 tsp of red chili/cayenne  powder (or to taste)
salt to taste

Note:  Add more sugar as necessary if tart is not your thing. :)


Place all the ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 15-20  minutes until the cranberries pop and the chutney cooks down.  Taste for seasoning.

 Once the chutney is cooked, allow to cool down completely and store in an air tight jar in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.  Enjoy.

Now onto the awards.  My food blog friends have been so generous to me since I started blogging less than a year ago.  I cannot believe how giving and supportive they have all been.  I would like to give out three awards that I was lucky to receive in the last few months (I know, I'm really far behind giving them out).

1.  The Versatile Blogger award    given to me by Erin at Dinners, Dishes and Desserts and Alyssa at Mom de Cuisine

2.  The Liebster Award (Nov 2011) for up and coming new bloggers.
 from MJ at Mj's Kitchen and Jay at Tasty Appetite.  

3.  The Blog on Fire Award from Tammyjo from the Chocolate Priestess

Thank you ladies for recognizing me and always dropping by Curry and Comfort to give your support. You all are very much appreciated!

Okay let the Awards Fest begin...( I apologize to those of you I only know by your blog name and not your real name) :

I would like to give the to the following 5 +5 (10) new bloggers:

Amalia at Cake to Crumb 
Faseela: Faseelanoushad

The Versatile Blogger Award to the Following 15+15 (30) 

Emily at Life on Food

Anna at Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Sarah at Sarah Cupcake

Angie at Big Bears Wife

Christi at Mom, What's For Dinner

Pola  at  Cooking Italian in the Midwest

Ridwan at Ridwan's Kitchen/Asian Spice Mix

Jen at The Three Little Pigs

Tammyjo at The Chocolate Cult

Nancy at Spicie Foodie

Kymberlee at Free Spirit Eater

Sandra at Sandra' s Easy Cooking

Roxana at A Little Bit of Everything

Stephanie at Eat-Drink-Love

Divya at Divya's Recipes

MJ at Mj's Kitchen

Cassie at Bake Your Day

Lindsey at Lindselicious

Cucina at  Cucina49

Christine at Christine's Pantry

Jessica at Cajunlicious

Grubarazzi at  Grubarazzi

Becka at The Elegant Eggplant

Jill at Mad About Macarons

Jay at Tasty Appetite

Brooks at Cakewalker

Colleen at The Smart Cookie Cook

Denise at Dinner with Denise

 Easy Foodsmith 

Paper plates and China at Paperplates and China


The Blog on Fire Award to the following 7 bloggers: 

Alyssa at Mom de Cuisine

Christiane at Chef Mom

Anne at  From my Sweetheart

Lizzy at That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Kim at Cravings of a Lunatic

Sandra at  Sweet Sensations

Ravie at RavieNomNoms

I wish I had a lot more awards to give out because there are so many more deserving bloggers who have shown me such warmth and friendship.  Thank you all and I will definitely get those of you that I missed this time around the the next time around. :)   You all are the best.  ~  Ramona

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  1. Awww thank you so much!! :) That makes me squeal and blush and ... aww. Thank you :)

    Wow that chutney looks amazing! I'm not a huge cranberry fan, but in a chili chutney? I think I could just love that.

  2. Thank you SOOO much for including me in this list of fabulous food bloggers! What an honor! You have an exceptional blog, you are always full of such warmth, and even though your blog is super popular, you always find time to write a kind word for others. Thank you again for the award, and this chutney look amazingly delish! Have a beautiful day =]

  3. Shucky darn! Thanks so much for including me with an award, Ramona. You definitely deserved every single one that you got. Congrats!

    The chutney is gorgeous. I love the tart paired with the heat. And the color. . .wow.

  4. Thank you so much for the award :)

    Cranberry, Pineapple and Chili Chutney Looks wonderful!

  5. Oooh, this looks like one fabulous chutney! Love the bit of heat...mmmmmm.

    And thanks SO much for the Blog on Fire Award! I've never gotten that one before :) Congratulations on ALL your well deserved awards! Happy Tuesday, my friend!

  6. Thanks so much for the award!!! I love that chutney! I really like spicy and sweet together. Looks perfect for Thanksgiving!

  7. Thanks for the award :) Beautiful photos by the way! I don't like Cranberry or pineapple, but those photos almost make me wanna try 'em!

  8. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! You are so sweet and what the blogging community is all about!

  9. Dearest Ramona, you are such a sweetheart for doing this. I feel honored to be included. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! PS: love the chutney recipe! :)

  10. This chutney sounds absolutely amazing!!!

  11. Awwww, my first award! I feel honored :)

    And that chutney is amazing! What a beautiful color!

  12. Thank you very much for the award! I am so far behind on awards too - I have received a couple, that I have forgotten about - I feel so bad!!

    Love the pineapple with the cranberries, what a great twist!


    Also, I just had dental surgery this morning. OUCH. I am on "food bed rest" only liquid foods for me for a few days. any soup recommendations?

  14. Thanks u so much 4 such a lovely award.........I really feel honoured.

    Chutney luks superb.....amazing colour

  15. That chutney looks awesome--super-colorful and flavorful!

  16. Awww thank you so much Ramona, I am honored! Have a great Holiday!

  17. Ramona,Thank you so very much for the award,I am Honored,Have a great Thanks giving.
    btw,the chutney looks amazing,I love the combination and the color are gorgeous :)

  18. Ramona! You are such a doll! Thank you so much for thinking of me! You have no idea how much I appreciate your support! I hope you know that I am one of your biggest fans...since day one! And always will be! AND....you've got me working with curry! I am a new convert to chutney! Love the fruit you worked with here and the color is just gorgeous! Will make a big batch of this to have with my turkey! Happy Thanksgiving Ramona!

  19. wow!!!Thanks a lot for this award....I am honoured!!

  20. Thanks u so much 4 such a lovely award.........I really feel honoured.
    Chutney luks superb.....amazing colour

  21. Ramona, this chutney looks fabulous! I would eat it with everything! And thank you so much for passing your award to me! <3

  22. First off.....the chutney looks amazing and your pictures are truly stunning! You deserve each and every award you received - you're a terrific blogger and friend! Thank you for thinking of me and passing one along, I'm deeply touched and in very good company!

  23. The chutney looks amazing! I love all the flavors. Great photos too. Thank you so much for including me in your awards list. That means so very much to me! I see lots of blogs here that I like too plus some I have not yet visited but I will soon. Thanks for all your encouraging comments :-)

  24. first time here....Congrats on all your awards....this chutney looks so gorgeous n delectable...seriously drooling over these pics....I too hav a space on various fish recipes..do visit when time permits ! glad to follow u here :-)

  25. Mouthwatering chutney,looks very tasty.

  26. chutney sounds irresistable n inviting..
    congrats on all your awards..your blog deserves this n many more..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  27. Thank you so much for the award, and thank you for surrounding me with such great company. You are very deserving of all that you've received. Yor blog is always a joy to visit and I love your creativity. The pictures here today of the chutney are just over the top Ramona! Virtual high 5 and I hope you have a Happy Holiday.

  28. Dear Ramona, thank you so much for this delightful surprise! It is a honor to get this award from your blog, that I admire so much for its high quality of receipts and presentation. You are very kind! Thanks also for your supportive comments! Paula

  29. Ramona! Thank you so much for the award! So sweet of you to think of me! I am flattered :-). Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  30. Thanks so much Ramona! I'm surprised and flatterred that I won this award, I really appreciate it! God Bless you and have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  31. Ramona, a huge "merci" for the award. Means so much and comes at an appropriate time at Thanksgiving. Thanking YOU for your sweet comments and foodie friendship. Cheers to you and have a wonderful holiday!

  32. And after all that completely was taken off track. I adore chutney and mixing cranberries with pineapple and spice just sounds fabulous!

  33. Dear Ramona, you deserve all these awards and many more :)
    Thanks for considering me for this award...I really appreciate. It is my first!!! It is so encouraging and really an honour to receive it from an amazing blogger like you :)
    I find myself in the company of many other wonderful bloggers. My Congrats to all others too :)

  34. I am VERY excited and honored to be awarded. I am so happy to think that you thought my blog was worth enough to award me. Thank you so much!

  35. Hi Ramona, thank you so much for this award. You are a wonderful blogger and I'm so glad we have met. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  36. Ramona, Thank you Darlin! I'm very flattered and appreciative of this award! Hope you're having and great Thankgiving and enjoying this marvelous chuntey! Looks wonderful!

  37. Ramona, Thank you so very much for the Versatile Blogger Award! It is always wonderful to have the acknowledgement of peers... Thank you for honoring my work. I hope you're enjoying a terrific holiday weekend - you've made mine that much better!

  38. Thank you so much for the award! Sorry for not getting here before...

    Your chutney looks more than delicious by the way!

  39. Thanks Ramona! *My first award*

    I checked out for a Thanksgiving break, and I was happily surprised when I came back! The chutney looks great as always. :) Happy Holidays!

  40. Wow, thank you for the award! I always love to lean new stuff from your blog, and the chutney looks awesome! Thanks again, Ramona!


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