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Mauritian Tamarind & Apple Chutney

Mauritian Tamarind & Apple Chutney

Mauritian Tamarind & Apple Chutney

Tamarind is a tropical tree that produces pods with juicy sweet-sour tasting fruit. Tamarind contains beneficial polyphenols that have an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action. They also contain good levels of magnesium, potassium and B vitamins. This delicious chutney is a great alternative to tomato sauce for burgers and barbecue meats. It’s delicious served with fish, chicken and curries and as a dipping sauce. Try mixing some through your next stir-fry for extra flavour.

Makes: 1½ cups




  • 3 medium apples, peeled & cored
  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 5 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp apple-cider vinegar
  • ½ medium red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • Pinch sea salt
  1. Finely dice apples and dates.
  2. Place all ingredients in saucepan over medium heat and stir until well mixed.
  3. Simmer for 40 mins covered on until apples soften and blend through chutney.
  4. Mash apples through chutney with fork.
  5. Spoon chutney into large sterile jar and store in fridge.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .