• 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 250 prunes
  • 8 oz prunes
  • 500 gm apples
  • 250 gm dried apricots
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegan brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons powdered ginger


Fruit Chutney is one of the most popular chutneys in India. It can be served with all kinds of vegetarian dishes and can be prepared once in big quantities to be used on a number of occasions.

Preparation: Mince the garlic finely. Peel, core and dice the apples. Stone and chop the prunes. Chop the dried apricots. Mix all the fruit and garlic together and add vinegar and vegan sugar. Sprinkle with the salt and all the spices. Mix the whole thing well.

Cooking: Bring gently to the boil over a low heat and continue to simmer for one hour. stirring frequently, until the chutney becomes soft and brown. Allow to cool and then bottle.

Serves: Makes enough for several curries.