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Star Fruit Chutney

5 Apr

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Star Fruit Chutney.

Star fruit or carambola is a fruit whole cross section resembles a five pointed star. Here, oil is tempered with few spices and chopped star fruit is crushed coarsely along with the tempering. If star fruit is little on sweeter site, the chutney can be made sour with tamarind pulp.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Star Fruit Chutney.

Ingredients:

Star Fruit 1 Large
Scraped Coconut 1 tbsp
Tamarind Extract 1/2 – 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 3 – 5
Curry Leaves 6
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove little bit of both ends and scrape the ridges of the star fruit a little.
Then slice the star fruit horizontally and remove any seeds.
Finely chop the star fruit and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan on medium flame , add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, remove from heat and add scraped coconut.
Cool the tempering to room temperature and add it to the mixing bowl.
Add salt to the tempering and crush the red chiles with help of a pestle.
Then stir in chopped star fruit, tamarind extract and crush it further for couple more seconds.
Remove the star fruit chutney onto a bowl and serve with rice or dosa etc…
Notes: Choose green colored start fruit without any yellow coloration for sourness.

Suggestions: Adjust the sourness with tamarind or lemon juice.
Variations: Add lemon juice in place of tamarind if you wish. Add green chiles in tempering for more spice.
Other Names: Carambola Chutney, Star Fruit Chutney.