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5 from 2 votes

Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Chutney

A sweet and spicy cranberry chutney with mustard seeds and jalapenos.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: cranberry chutney, thanksgiving
Servings: 8
Calories: 104kcal


  • 3 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 tsp ghee or vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp black mustard seeds
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ fresh green chili (such as serrano or jalapeno, thinly sliced)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water


  • In a medium saucepan, heat ghee or oil until it starts to shimmer. Drop in one mustard seed to test the oil, if it sizzles, the oil is ready. Add the rest of the mustard seeds. Let cook for about 10 seconds.
  • Add the onions and jalapeno slices. Cook until the onions soften and turn translucent. Add the bay leaf, black pepper and turmeric. Stir and cook for about 10 seconds.
  • Add the cranberries, water, sugar and salt. Stir.
  • Turn the heat up to high. Bring the cranberries to a boil. Once the cranberries boil, turn down the heat to low and let cook for 15 minutes.
  • Let cool and serve.



This cranberry chutney is great served with cheese. I ate a whole bunch of it with a big slab of camembert. Brie or goat cheese would be great too. It would also be great served along side a traditional Holiday meal or with a simple roast chicken.


Serving: 20g | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg