Blackberry and Figs Chutney / Compote


Blackberry : 2 cups (fresh or 2/3 cup dried)
Dry Figs : 6 soaked in 1/2 cup of water for 3-4 hours
Dry whole chili : 1/2 soaked with figs
Black pepper powder : 1/3 tsp
Red chili powder : 1/3 tsp
Salt : 1/2 tsp or to taste
Cumin powder : 1/2 tsp
Brown sugar : 1/2 cup
Honey : 1 tbsp
Vinegar: 1 tsp
Lemon rind : 1/2 lemon large
Lemon juice : 1-2 tbsp


Grind blackberries, figs and red chili in a coarse paste in the grinder with the water in which figs and chili were soaked.
Pour the paste out in a pan.
Put the pan on medium heat. Add all the above ingredients to the paste.
Let the ingredients simmer together for 4-5 minutes.
Your sweet and spicy blackberry and fig chutney/compote is ready .
Enjoy on top of the toast or crackers. Serve as a side/dip for pretzels, celery sticks, breadsticks. For more fun, top a bit over your vanilla ice cream . Enjoy it with chopped nuts as well!
Note : it can be stored in an air tight jar in the fridge for upto 10-12 days.
Yield : approximately 1 cup
Serve size : 1 tbsp


I had the blackberry overload in my fridge. Also while putting the pantry together in the new house, came across some “dried” figs. I haven’t cooked anything fun since sometime because of the move. So I thought why not create some magic with these two together…..and voila ….the blackberry and fig together took a chutney/compote avatar ).
I had to soak the figs since the dried ones were over dried . I love my spice so soaked half a dried red chili with it … The easiest thing that I have ever put together in no time. My 2&1/2 year loved it and wanted to eat more but I had to stop her. It looked beautiful. Get cooking with me now .

Other Names:

Chutneys, fruit compotes, spicy chutney, fruit chutney


1 cup


Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 1:23pm


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