Kumquat Date Spicy-Sweet Indian Chutney

Spicy Sweet Indian Kumquat Date Chutney – Healthy, Gluten-Free, No Sugar Added, Oil-Free, Spicy, Indian, Plant-Based, Vegan Condiment Recipe



Easy  |  Servings: 16 |  Ready In: 20 minutes |  Yield: about 1 cup

This spicy-sweet chunky Indian chutney recipe is full of bold flavors.  Fresh kumquats bring a sour-sweet citrus flavor, dried dates provide natural sweetness, and spicy heat comes from red chili flake and ginger.  Enjoy this healthy, oil-free, plant-based condiment with Baked Samosa Cakes or Mung Bean and Rice Curried Khichdi.


How it’s Done

Combine everything in a small pot.  Cover, bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.
Cook until the kumquats break down and everything is thick and chunky. Remove from heat and let cool.

Store for up to 10 days in the refrigerator or freeze for longer.

Yield: 1  cups

Fresh kumquats are a member of the citrus family and look like tiny, thumb-sized oranges.

Chef Katie’s Tips:

Kumquats? Kumquats are a member of the citrus family.  They look like thumb-sized tiny oranges. Unlike oranges, you can eat the entire fruit – skin and all! Just spit out the one seed.

Other Fruits: When kumquats aren’t in season, you use dried apricots, diced pineapple, or dried mango.  Fresh groundcherries, gooseberries, and starfruit also make for interesting exotic chutneys.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/16 recipe (about 1 tbsp)

Calories 41.14
Calories From Fat (4%) 1.64
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 0.19g <1%
  • Saturated Fat 0.02g <1%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 23.27mg <1%
  • Potassium 142.19mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrates 9.84g 3%
  • Fiber 2.25g 9%
  • Sugar 5.92g
  • Protein 1.05g 2%
  • Calcium 9.89mg <1%
  • Iron 21.92mg 122%
  • Vitamin A 346.54IU 7%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%

Shopping and Gear List

  • Frontier Chili Peppers Red Crushed (15,000 Heat Units), 1.2-Ounce Bottle
  • Colavita Aged White Wine Vinegar – 17 fl.oz.
  • Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Deglet Noor Dates (Pitted), 2 Pounds


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