Many of us are not aware that olives also grown in India. Even I always thought they were imported from Spain. But they grow wild in the interiors of Assam and are used extensively in their cuisine.
Here is a sweet, sour and spicy chutney from Assamese Cuisine made with olives and jaggery. It takes just 8-10 minutes to make this delicious chutney which can be relished with puris or parathas.
Crushed olives ...... 1/2 cup
Mustard oil ........... 4-5 tbsps
Organic jaggery powder ..... 3-4 tbsps
Salt ........................... to taste
Panch phoran ............ 2 tsps
Red chilli powder ..... 1 tsp
Roasted cumin powder ... 2 tsps
Honey ............................. 2 tbsps
1. Crush the olives in a chopper or a pestle and mortar.
2. Heat mustardoil to a smoking point and cool it a bit.
3. Add the panch phoran spice mix.
4. When it gives outan aroma add the jaggery powder.
5. Stir on low flame until the jaggery melts.
6. Add the salt, chilli powder and cumin powder. Stir well. Maintain low flame.
7. When the oil starts to separate stir in the honey.
8. Give it a good stir and remove from the gas. Chutney is done.
Watch the recipe video
About the group:
Shhhhh Cooking Secretly is a monthly challenge in a facebook group where we are paired with a different partner every month. Two secret ingredients are chosen by each partner for the other one and we prepare any dish with those ingredients based on the selected theme of the month which was Chutneys.
I made this unique chutney recipe with the two secret ingredients Mustard Oil and Panch Phoran given by my partner Sasmita Sahoo Samanta. Her blog has some amazing dishes like Kaitha Chutney to check out.
Recipe adapted from - HERE
looks so tempting and finger licking good!ReplyDelete
Assamese Olive Gur Chutney with mustard oil and panch phoran tempering sounds so very flavorful ! The recipe too sounds very easy and quick.ReplyDelete
Yes Poonam. It is super easy and tasty as wellDelete
Shobha I knew that some state of India uses olives to prepare a chutney but I couldn't find the exact recipe. Such a unique ingredient to make chutneys. Olive gur chutney sure looks tempting, I'm going to try it but will have to use the Spanish olives.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mayuri, It is so very simple and tastes really good. Even I used the bottled olives and they were imported product.Delete
Loved this flavourful easy peasy chutney with olives and jaggery.. never tried it, will make it soon.ReplyDelete
Thanks Swati. Make and enjoyDelete
What a beautiful, unique chutney! Can imagine how flavourful it would be, with the panch phoron, jaggery, cumin powder and mustard oil going in. I had no idea about olives growing in the wild in Assam!ReplyDelete
Thanks for liking. Even I discovered this recently.Delete
Wow such a unique chutney with olives and jaggery. Would love to pair it with some purisReplyDelete
Yes Renu, we relished it with masala puris . Tasted really good.Delete
Assam olive chutney looks incredible. Absolutely interesting recipe for me. Would love to try this once I get some fresh olives .ReplyDelete
Thanks Preethi. You will surely love itDelete
Lovely chutney,I am curious to see how hese flavours go. It is a very interesting recipe for me.ReplyDelete
All these flavours blended very well together. The result was awesomeDelete
Olive Gur chutney is such a unique chutney. Never heard about it. Sounds very interesting.ReplyDelete
Do give it a try. I am sure you will like it.Delete
Very interesting chutney with olives. Looks so flavorful and delicious.ReplyDelete
Thanks for liking NarmadhaDelete
I first time tasted this olive or jolpai chutney at Kolkata. I really loved the taste and enjoyed a bowlful. But that was made with sugar. Your olive chutney with jaggery and panch phoran sounds mouthwatering. I can imagine the taste and flavour. Now I am waiting to get some olive to try your recipe.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sujata. Jaggery version is always better and healthierDelete
Loved this flavorful still easy peasy chutney with olives and jaggery !!!ReplyDelete
a totally new kinda recipe for me, never tried and even heard of it...
Thanks for liking. Do make it sometime.Delete
This is very new recipe sounds very interesting and looks very tasty. Liked the sweet taste of jaggery and aroma of mustard seeds and taste of olives in this chutney.ReplyDelete
Glad to know that you liked it. ThanksDelete
Wow this olives and jaggery chutney is new to me. Sounds absolutely delicious and seems easy to make.ReplyDelete
Thanks . Do give it a tryDelete
A delicious and unique chutney using olives and jaggery. I love chutneys which are slightly sweet rather than spicy and savory ..ReplyDelete