Easy sweet and spicy pineapple chutney to spice up your meals. Make this super quick and yummy chutney with fresh pineapples and enjoy with many more meals to come.
So quick, flavorful, outright delicious and takes less than 30 minutes. Vegan and gluten free condiment perfect for grilled meat and vegetables.
About This Recipe
If you are a pineapple lover like me you will love this tasty chutney made with fresh pineapples. The flavor of fresh pineapple shines excellently through in this chutney.
Even if you are not a big fan of pineapple I urge you to give this pineapple chutney a try, you might love this, so yum!
I shared a small jar of this chutney with a friend and she said it tasted excellent with grilled chicken breasts. At home we love this with grilled potatoes and also with cheese platter.
I first made this chutney just like my apple chutney with a small pineapple and it was finished in a day 🙂 Since then have been making this chutney whenever I get my hands on nice pineapples.
It is a very simple preparation where you cook pineapple in whole spices along with sugar and finally throw in some raisins. The finished condiment is really gourmet and will take any meal your serve this to next level.
This is a very versatile recipe where you can easily vary the spices and their proportion. The whole spices add a wonderful flavor note without overpowering the flavor of pineapple.
I just love the addition of black raisins in this chutney. They add a wonderful bite and texture to this recipe.
Go ahead make this vegan and gluten free pineapple chutney today and enjoy with your BBQ meat or veggies. They also taste wonderful with toast or paratha. Kids will love this chutney as side dish with dosa, idli, roti too.
This Pineapple Chutney Is
Vegan, gluten free, uses less oil
can be made without oil too ( see notes)
Easy & quick to make
Needs less ingredients
Delicious, flavorful & robust
Versatile side dish
Favorite with kids
Ingredients You Will Need
Pineapples– Fresh, ripe yet firm pine apple that is not overly sour. It is a good idea to taste the fruit for sweetness t decide the amount of sugar. Depending upon the sweetness of the fruit you can add more or less sugar.
Sugar– I have used organic sugar here. You can also use powdered jaggery, cane sugar, palm sugar too.
Whole spices– In this recipe I have used a small piece of cinnamon, fennel seeds, cardamom powder, cloves and chili flakes. You can also powder them and add if you prefer.
Oil– For whole recipe I have used 3 teaspoons oil. You can easily use 1 teaspoon or even leave out oil. See my notes below to make this recipe without oil.
Raisins– I like to add a generous dose of black raisins in this chutney. They add a wonderful bite and flavor. You can also add golden raisins in this recipe.
Step by Step Method
Heat 3 teaspoons oil in a pan and add whole spices. Saute well without browning them.
Add chopped pineapple and mix well.
Add sugar and mix.
Now add just enough water to cover the pineapples.Mix well and add required salt.
Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes.
Add raisins, mix well. Using the back of a ladle or potato masher, slightly mash the pineapple pieces.
Cook for another 6-7 minutes or until the chutney bubbles and thickens well.
Add cardamom powder, mix well and remove from flame
Cool thoroughly and store pineapple chutney in airtight jars. Serve with BBQ, flatbread, crackers, roti, toast, idli, dosa etc.
Choose sweet pineapple of you wish to use less sugar.
To make this chutney oil free combine chopped pineapples, sugar, water and cook. Add the whole spices or powdered spices while the chutney is cooking in water.
Instead you can add 1.5 teaspoons garam masala powder.
Make sure to chop the pineapples finely for fine texture.
For this recipe you can also use pineapple tidbits or even canned pineapples. If using sweetened pineapples make sure to reduce the sugar in the recipe.
Is This Pineapple Chutney Same As Pineapple Salsa?
No they are two different condiments.
Pineapple salsa is a no cook salad like condiment where you combine fresh pineapples with onions, chilies and herbs like cilantro. We also add lime juice for flavor.
This chutney is a cooked condiment as seen here, it is made with spices, sugar and pineapples. You basically cook the pineapple thoroughly in sugar.
How To Serve This Chutney
It tastes excellent with any grilled vegetables or meat or seafood.
It is also a wonderful addition as side dish in your cheese platter.
We love this with cracker and cream cheese.
Other Uses For This Chutney
Along with serving as side dish with grilled delicacies you can use this chutney in many ways.
Use a spread for toast
mix with mayo or sour cream to make an interesting dip for veggies or crackers
Add a dash while making tropical pineapple fried rice.
Shelflife and Storage
This dish stays good for 20-30 days in refrigerator.
Store in clean dry jar and use as required.
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- 3 teaspoons oil
- 1/4 inch cinnamon stick
- 3 cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
- 2.5 cups finely chopped ripe pineapple
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons black raisins
- salt to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
- Heat 3 teaspoons oil in a pan and add whole spices. Saute well without browning them.
- Add chopped pineapple and mix well.
- Add sugar and mix.
- Now add just enough water to cover the pineapples.Mix well and add required salt. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes.
- Add raisins, mix well. Using the back of a ladle or potato masher, slightly mash the pineapple pieces.
- Cook for another 6-7 minutes or until the chutney bubbles and thickens well.
- Add cardamom powder, mix well and remove from flame. Cool thoroughly and store pineapple chutney in airtight jars. Serve with BBQ, flatbread, crackers, roti, toast, idli, dosa etc.
- You can use pineapple tidbits or canned pineapples. If they are sweetened reduce the sugar in the recipe accordingly
- You can use brown sugar for deeper flavor.
- If you prefer to make this sugar less, just leave out sugar but make sure the pineapple is sweet.
- You can double or halve the recipe.