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Roselle Flower Chutney

Roselle Flower Chutney Indian Cuisine vegan glutenfree easy healthy recipe

Here’s a brand new chutney for you, my dear friends! Roselle Flower Chutney….piquant, spicy with a touch of sweetness! This one will surely tickle your palate!

Roselle Flower Chutney Indian Cuisine vegan glutenfree easy healthy recipe

Roselle flowers are commonly known as Red Sorrel, in Hindi, they are called Lal Ambari or Patwa. Its a shrub like plant that’s native to  West Africa, but is also found in tropical America and Asia. Its grown and consumed extensively in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, Karnataka and Jharkhand. In fact, this Roselle Flower Chutney recipe was shared by my househelp who belongs to Jharkhand!

Roselle Flower Chutney Indian Cuisine vegan glutenfree easy healthy recipe

Roselle Flower Chutney Indian Cuisine vegan glutenfree easy healthy recipe

This is an incredibly quick-cooking chutney. Once the beautiful red waxy calyces ( petals) are separated from the bright green seed,  it takes no more than ten minutes! Its a rather tart chutney, reminded me a bit of fresh cranberry relish…I sweetened it with some jaggery to give a slightly sweet note. And its bright crimson colour makes it even more irresistible!

Roselle Flower Chutney Indian Cuisine vegan glutenfree easy healthy recipe

Roselle flowers are mostly used to make tea, by simply boiling the calyces in water. They make lovely jams and syrups too. The leaves are used to make Gongura pickles and chutney. I can’t wait to try these recipes, they all sound so wonderful!

While this chutney was enjoyed immensely with as an accompaniment to simple dal rice and sabji parantha meal,  we loved serving it as an appetizer, atop little toasts and homemade Labneh. Festive little hors-d’oeuvres for easy entertaining!

Roselle Flower Chutney Indian Cuisine vegan glutenfree easy healthy recipe

NOTE:

  • I purchased these Roselle Flowers from KrishiCress Farms in Delhi.
  • The original recipe from Jharkhand doesn’t call for curry leaves, but I added them for extra flavour.

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Roselle Flower Chutney Indian Cuisine vegan glutenfree easy healthy recipe

Roselle Flower Chutney
Print Recipe
Here's a brand new palate tickling chutney for you, my dear friends! Roselle Flower Chutney....piquant, spicy with a touch of sweetness!
Servings
1.5 cups
Servings
1.5 cups
Roselle Flower Chutney
Print Recipe
Here's a brand new palate tickling chutney for you, my dear friends! Roselle Flower Chutney....piquant, spicy with a touch of sweetness!
Servings
1.5 cups
Servings
1.5 cups
Ingredients
  • 500 gms Roselle Flowers
  • 1 Tbsp Mustard oil
  • 5-6 Curry leaves Optional
  • 1.5 tsp Panch Phoron
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli
  • 1/2" Cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 cup Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Jaggery Powder You may need more
Instructions
  1. Peel the calyces of the flower and wash them thoroughly.
  2. Heat the mustard oil in a pan, add the curry leaves, dried red chilli, cinnamon stick, and panch phoron. When the seeds splutter, add the flower petals, red chilli powder, salt and water. Cook on low heat until the chutney is almost done. Add the jaggery.
  3. Cook for another few minutes. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
  4. Let it cool. Store in an airtight jar. Enjoy with dal rice/ paranthas or atop toasts.

Roselle Flower Chutney Indian Cuisine vegan glutenfree easy healthy recipe

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