Blood Peach Chutney


Last summer, a friend gave us some ripe blood peaches which were quite ripe but had a tart taste. I decided to use them to make some chutney which is almost like a jam.  This chutney can be made tangy and hot or sweet and sour just by adjusting the ingredients to your taste.


  • 10-12 Indian blood peaches
  • 4 tsp sugar (use more if you like sweet chutney)
  • 4 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 long cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 star anniseed
  • 4-5 dry red chillies
  • 2-3 hot green chillies (use more if you like a hot chutney)
  • 5-6 deseeded dates


1. Wash and chop the blood peaches into a mixing bowl

2. Add all the ingredients listed into the mixing bowl.


3.  Transfer these ingredients into a non stick saucepan and cook at medium heat.  Use a potato masher to blend and crush all the peaches.P1210360

4.  Continue cooking this until it starts to look like a jam or chutney.  Take this off the heat and allow to cool.  Once cool, transfer the mixture into a blender and blend it well so that the cinnamon, star aniseed, dates and chilies all mix in.

5. Transfer the chutney in to a sterilised bottle and enjoy as a condiment with any meal.