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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