Put all the ingredients
together and simmer for 45 minutes. Watch and stir well, and add water
if needed, because it burns quickly. Taste the chutney, and add salt,
pepper, sugar or cayenne pepper to taste. Some like it hot, some like
it sweet. Put the chutney in a glass jar and keep refrigerated.
Chutney comes from the Indian "chatni",
which means "strongly spiced". Normally, it is made out of fruit pieces,
vinegar, sugar, peppers and/or other spices.
Chutney is nice with Indian food but also as a replacement of mustard
Relish is Or less the same as chutney; the cooking time
may be a bit shorter though. Therefore, chutney is normally softer and
the sugar may be caramelized.
Salsa has most probably an Aztec Indian
background and is made of tomatoes and chillies as main ingredients.
Salsa means "sauce". Salsa is cooked shortly and is not sweet or caramelized.
Add 1/2 liter of water to the guavas and boil them
until they are soft (this may take some time). Put the mixture through
a sieve (guavas have many small pits, which are not very tasty). Add
the sugar to the guava mixture, bring to the boil and boil for another
half hour or so, until it has a good jam consistency. Stir well while