Sweet

Sweet condiments can vary from ketchup, to sweet chilli sauce, dijon mustard to pickles and chutneys.

Below I will give you recipes for some of these to try at home.

Tomato Ketchup

Ingredients

1 tube tomato paste (make sure the only ingredients are tomatoes)
4 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon mustard
1/4 cup+2 Tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tbsp maple syrup (organic high grade)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients and whisk until combined. You may wish to blend in order to ensure the spices are evenly mixed
  2. Keep ketchup in the fridge for a couple of hours, or overnight, before serving so that the flavors develop in time
  3. Store in an airtight container in fridge
  4. Will keep for 1 month if refrigerated

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Sweet Chilli Sauce

Ingredients

4 red peppers:  skinned
2 small red chilli peppers
1 medium vine tomato: chopped
1/4 inch french ginger root:  grated
4 tbsp maple syrup (organic high grade)
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp corn flour
2 tsp salt
Pinch of black pepper
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Blend the peppers, chilli, tomato and ginger in a blender or food processor.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients to a saucepan and tip in the chilli mixture (above).

  3. Bring to boil and cook until the sauce thickens – about 15-20 minutes.

  4. Pour into sterilised jars.

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Easy Date & Tamarind Chutney

Ingredients

1 cup dates (whole stone removed/chopped)
1/2-1 cup water
3 tbsp tamarind sauce (no added sugar – pure tamarind)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a small frying pan, dry toast the spices until mustard seeds pop
  2. In a blender add all the ingredients and blend until it becomes a smooth paste.  If you need more water, add this little by little as you don’t want to lose the consistency you need to create
  3. Once cooled down, pour in sterilised jar(s) and keep refrigerated
  4. Will keep for 1 month if kept refrigerated.

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