Medjool Chutney (Savory)

Makes 2½ cups


Olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine
1-2 red chilies, chopped fine
2 cups Medjool dates, pitted and chopped fine
¼ cup golden raisins
¼ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon smoked chili powder
2 teaspoons honey
½ cup hot water


In a sauté pan heat olive oil and sauté onions, garlic and ginger. Add chilies and sauté another minute. Add dates, raisins, sugar, curry, cumin, chili powder and honey and sauté and stir well. Add the hot water and cook, allowing to boil for about 4 minutes. Place in a food processor and pulse until desired chutney consistency.