Kiwi and Pineapple Chutney

Sometime last year, we were having a girls’ night out at my friend N’s house. I happened to taste this incredibly delicious Kiwi and Lime Chutney at her place, which she had picked up during her travels to  Himachal Pradesh. That chutney was just the perfect blend of sweet, sour and hot and although it has been a long time since then, the flavours have stayed with me.

I got some Kiwi fruits yesterday, just to have as a snack, but it turned out a little too sour. I was reminded of that Chutney, and I combined the sour Kiwi with a really ripe and sweet pineapple to make my own sweet and sour Chutney.


2 Kiwi fruits, peeled and chopped;

½ Pineapple, peeled and diced;

½ tsp cumin seeds, coarsely crushed;

½ tsp black sesame seeds, lightly roasted;

Red chilly Powder, to taste;

Jaggery or sugar, just enough to balance the sourness (I used about 2tsp crushed Jaggery);

Salt, to taste;

Oil, a few drops.

Kiwi and Pineapple

Kiwi and Pineapple

Cooked Kiwi and Pineapple with the spices

Cooked Kiwi and Pineapple with the spices

Kiwi and Pineapple Chutney

Kiwi and Pineapple Chutney


  1. Heat a few drops of oil in a non-stick pan. Add the chopped kiwi fruit and pineapple to the pan and toss.
  2. Add the crushed cumin seeds to it.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat till most of the water from the fruit has evaporated and the fruits are cooked through.
  4. Add salt, red chilly powder and jaggery and mix well. Cook further for a few more minutes till the fruits get slightly caramelized.
  5. Turn off the heat and allow the contents to cool. Transfer to a food processor of a blender and give it a quick whiz to make a course paste.
  6. Add some roasted black sesame seeds to the chutney and mix well. They will look just like the kiwi seeds in the chutney, but add some nuttiness to it.
  7. Serve with roti, parathas, rice or as a relish with any other snack.

4 comments on “Kiwi and Pineapple Chutney

  1. Ema Jones
    November 12, 2014

    I’ll add in few mint leaves too, may I?


    • nitali04
      November 12, 2014

      Oh most certainly Ema..Any new ideas are welcome..I think the mint will really add some freshness..

      Liked by 1 person

  2. this abundant life
    May 7, 2015

    You have the best recipes! So glad I came across your blog. Do you think this could be good served on some grilled fish? Looking for some ideas for a dinner party this weekend. Thanks so much. I am definitely going to follow your blog to see more.


    • nitali04
      May 7, 2015

      Thank you very much, I am glad you found it interesting. I think it should work with grilled fish or chicken, if you want a hot, tangy and sweet kind of sauce to go with it..I havn’t really tried it yet though..Please let me know if you do think it works together?


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