Our family loves this red onion chutney recipe. It’s simple to make, I usually make it at the same time as cooking dinner when I’m in the kitchen anyway. It’s lovely to add to salads, sandwiches, wraps. It tastes great with cheese, egg mayo, hummus, tuna, all sorts!
It’s so much more cost effective to make your own chutney and you get to know exactly what goes in it too. No extra preservatives, colourings or E numbers. Just good old honest ingredients.
8 -10 red onions, chopped or sliced
½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
35g caster sugar
35g dark brown sugar
50ml red wine vinegar
50ml balsamic vinegar
2-3 cloves crushed garlic
Tablespoon oil for frying
Salt & pepper seasoning
Heat your pan with oil using a medium heat.
Fry the chopped onions so they soften and not brown for approximately 10 mins, cover with a lid, stirring occasionally.
Remove the lid and add the garlic, chilli, salt, pepper and sugar and cook uncovered for a further 5 mins, stirring occasionally.
Add the vinegars, stirring occasionally until the liquid has reduced and the stirring will become constant until you have reduced off most of the liquid and are happy with the consistency.
Switch off the heat and allow to cool before storing in a clean jar, I use a mason jar as they’re easy to clean and have a good seal.
I would not suggest trying this chutney warm as it tastes better once fully cooled.
Frugal, homemade recipes are not only great tasting but this red onion chutney recipe also makes a lovely homemade gift, great for those cheese and chutney lovers.
I like to save money in the kitchen and got tired of the processed taste of some of the chutneys on the market. As soon as this jar is empty I make some more as we find it really is that tasty!!
Enjoy making and enjoy eating!