Strangely this doesn’t work well with curry but it really brightens sausages up.
Ingredients for Curry Relish:
- 8 ozs (225 g) aubergines or courgettes
- 1 large onion
- 8 ozs (225 g) carrots
- 4 ozs (112 g) sweetcorn
- 4 ozs (112 g) peas
- 8 ozs (225 g) cauliflower
- 1½ tablespoons (22 ml) salt
- ¾ pint (450 ml) cider or white wine vinegar
- ¼ pint (150 ml) water
- 6 ozs (175 g) soft dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) coriander seeds
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground ginger
- ½ oz (14 g) pickling spice
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) curry powder
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) cornflour
Method for Curry Relish:
- Cut the aubergines or courgettes into half lengthways and then across into thin slices.
- Peel, wash and grate or finely chop the onion and the carrots.
- Break the cauliflower into very small florets.
- Put the above into a bowl along with the sweetcorn, peas and salt and mix together. Pour in just enough water to cover the veg and leave to stand overnight.
- Drain well through a colander and press down to remove as much of the water as possible.
- Combine the vinegar, sugar, coriander, ginger and curry powder in a large pan. Add the pickling spice tied in a muslin bag . Bring the pan to the boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add the vegetables and simmer for 10 minutes. Bring back to a fast boil and continue cooking for another 10 minutes. Remove the muslin bag.
- Blend the cornflour with 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of water and stir into the pan. Boil for 3 minutes.
- Pour into dry, clean, warm, sterilised jars.
- Cover and seal.
Makes about 3 lbs (1.4 kg) of relish. Best kept for at least a month before using.
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