I love making such yummy sweet tangy spicy chutney to go with parathas , bread or even rotis.I use raisins with cranberries, or dates or al of them and every time they turn out delicious and finger licking good. This chutney is a combination of cranberries and raisins.


1 cup raisins  ( or a mix of finely chopped pitted dates and raisins.or a mix of cranberries and raisins )
1 cup cranberries 
1-2  tbsp tamrind paste or pulp
1/2  inch ginger or 1 tbsp grated ginger
pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper.
1/4 cup brown sugar or plain sugar
1 tsp roasted powdered cumin seeds
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 small cardamom powdered ( optional)
3/4  cup water.


Soak raisins  and cranberries in warm  water for an hour . You can then puree the raisins coarsely .or mash with ladle while cooking too.
In a pan add the water , all the spices and let boil on low flame, add the grated ginger , mashed raisins, cranberries  and let cook together .
when slightly thickened , remove and let cool , store in a clean dry bottle.


I have given a basic recipe almost the same for any combination either with raisins alone, or with pitted chopped dates and raisins, or cranberries and raisins. I f using dates, you can reduce quantity of brown sugar or plain sugar.