February 22, 2019
Lime-Raisin Chutney

Lime-Raisin Chutney

by Berkeley Wellness  

This sweet-tart purée was inspired by a southern Indian condiment made from tamarind. Sweet raisins and tart lime juice mimic the flavors of tamarind, an ingredient available mostly at Indian markets. Serve this chutney with any curried dish, or use it as a sauce to serve over simple broiled chicken or pork.

Makes 1⅓ cups.


  • ⅔ cup water
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups dark or golden raisins


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, lime juice, sugar, mustard, turmeric, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Add the raisins and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the raisins are very soft, about 40 minutes.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a food processor or blender and process to a smooth puree. Cool to room temperature. Store the chutney in the refrigerator.
Nutrition per tablespoon: 110 calories, 0g total fat (0g saturated), 1g dietary fiber, 29g carbohydrate, 1g protein, 80mg sodium.

Also see Banana Chutney.