Total time: 20 minutes, plus 2 hours soaking time | Serves 12 to 15 (makes 3 cups)
Note: From Avinash Kapoor of Akbar Cuisine of India.
- 1 pound (about 3 cups) pitted dried plums
- 1 (4-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and mashed ( 1/4 cup paste)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Salt to taste
Step 1Soak the plums in enough water to cover for 2 hours.
Step 2Blend the plums and soaking water into a paste in a blender or food processor. Set aside.
Step 3Heat a small saucepan on low heat, add the ginger paste and cook for 1 minute to dry out the paste. Add the pureed plums, brown sugar, cayenne, garam masala, lemon juice and salt. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes to blend the flavors. Serve with lamb, duck or chicken appetizers.
Each of 15 servings:
130 calories; 2 grams protein; 2 grams fiber; 34 grams carbohydrates; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 7 mg. sodium.
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