Peach Chutney -InstantPot

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A tangy, sweet and chunky Peach Chutney is a perfect recipe to make when peaches are their seasonal best ! The refreshingly yummy chutney gives a perfect flavor explosion with salty, spicy hint to super sweet peaches. You will love making this beautiful summery creation in your kitchen !

What I miss most about summer is the bounty of local fruits and vegetables, besides the beautiful weather of course ! Thankfully, I can hold on to that summer feeling through my cooking and food. Like this delicious peach chutney that has become a family favorite; it works beautifully as a dip or a spread.

We have a peach tree in our backyard. Every year, my entire family spends great amount of time nurturing and tending the garden together. It is so much fun to connect with nature, and to try our green thumbs.


Towards the end of the summer, peach tree produces bushels of large fruits with firm and creamy textured yellow flesh. Such a beautiful sight and nature’s blessings it is!

They say nature gives you back 10 fold. So true !! Our peach trees produce luscious peaches that are bursting with full, rich flavor year after year.

My family, neighbors and friends get good portions of peach offerings towards end of the summer. Even after that, there are often plenty of them left. I like to preserve them for my family and friends to taste it when they visit off season again.

All the leftover harvest, I use for making this beautiful Peach Chutney. This chutney is a way to preserve the fruit well after the season is over. It goes well with toast, pancakes, spicy food, with crackers, as part of a chutchurie board, whatever you prefer.

This beautiful looking Peach Chutney is sweet with a little spicy kick and simply the best! It is full of complex flavors with spices like ginger and cumin.

The sweet juicy peaches combined with the distinctive flavors from the roasted cumin seeds is the perfect balance of the spicy sweet and tangy. This unique and delicious combination you will love too.

You can make this Peach Chutney on the stove-top or in the pressure cooker– both methods take about the same time. However, if you use InstantPot, you don’t have to stand by the stove stirring and watching. Plus it controls the splatter better so clean up is easier. So pressure cooking it in the Instant Pot is my preferred method.

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To make the jam like consistency, you need to dry out the fruit in it’s own juices. So the cooking time will vary based on how juicy and sweet your peaches are. It will also depend on how big a batch you’re making.

The peaches I used are naturally super sweet. So I do not add any extra sweetener or sugar in this recipe. We like the tangy, sweet interchangeable notes as is.

However, If you prefer sweeter Taste, Add 1/4 cup brown sugar or any other sweetener of your choice while cooking.

Several Peach Chutney recipes on internet add onions and garlic in the preparation. My observation is that if you want to freeze the chutney with onion garlic for longer use, it gets bitter and doesn’t taste that great. So I do not recommend adding onion/garlic in making this Chutney.
Ingredients:
4 cups of chopped ripe peaches (8-10 medium peaches)
1.5 inch ginger grated
1/4 cup Apple Cider vinegar
1 teaspoon cumin seeds- roasted and coarsely ground
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or red chili powder
Salt per taste
Wash and dry peaches. Remove the pit and chop them into small pieces. (Removing the skin is an optional)
Stove Top Method:
Heat a pan on medium heat. Add coarsely ground cumin seeds. Stir few times and let them toast some.

Add the chopped peaches and grated ginger into the pan. Add in cayenne pepper powder, salt and apple cider vinegar. Mix to combine the spices with the peaches.

When the fruit comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and keep stirring intermittently.
Cook until the peaches are really soft. Mash some of the peaches with the back of a spoon/spatula as the chutney gets cooked.
The chutney is done when it has reduced down to a jam-like consistency. Once the peaches are really soft and chutney has reached a desirable consistency, remove the pan from heat. The chutney will thicken as it cools down.

Let it cool down to room temperature and then serve. Keep the peach chutney refrigerated. It should be good for couple of weeks! In the freezer, I keep it up to 3 months.

Instant Pot Directions:
Turn ON the Instant Pot. Add peaches, ginger, salt, spices and vinegar. Add 1/3 cup of water. Set Manual or Pressure Cook for 2 minute and let the pressure release naturally (NPR) for 10 minutes. After that you can release leftover pressure by moving the seal to Vent.

Open the lid, turn on SAUTE (High). Keep stirring every 2-3 minutes or so.

The chutney is done when it has reduced down to a jam-like consistency. Cancel the Sauté.

Let it cool down to room temperature and then serve. Keep the peach chutney refrigerated. It should be good for couple of weeks! In the freezer, I keep it up to 3 months.

Peach Chutney-InstantPot
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Peach Chutney-InstantPot

Author Prajakta @ ProfusionCurry

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of chopped ripe peaches 8-10 medium peaches
  • 1.5 inch ginger grated
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds- roasted and coarsely ground
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or red chili powder
  • Pink Salt per taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry peaches. Remove the pit and chop them into small pieces. (Removing the skin is an optional)

Stove Top Method:

  1. Heat a pan on medium heat. Add coarsely ground cumin seeds. Let them toast some. Add the chopped peaches and grated ginger into the pan. Add in cayenne pepper powder, salt and apple cider vinegar. Mix to combine the spices with the peaches. When the fruit comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and keep stirring intermittently.
  2. Cook until the peaches are really soft. Mash some of the peaches with the back of a spoon/spatula as the chutney gets cooked.
  3. The chutney is done when it has reduced down to a jam-like consistency. Once the peaches are really soft and chutney has reached a desirable consistency, remove the pan from heat. The chutney will thicken as it cools down
  4. Let it cool down to room temperature and then serve. Keep the peach chutney refrigerated. It should be good for couple of weeks! In the freezer, I keep it up to 3 months.

Instant Pot Directions:

  1. Turn ON the Instant Pot. Add peaches, ginger, salt, spices and vinegar. Add 1/3 cup of water. Set Manual or Pressure Cook for 2 minute and let the pressure release naturally (NPR) for 10 minutes. After that you can release leftover pressure by moving the seal to Vent.
  2. Open the lid, turn on SAUTE (High). Keep stirring every 2-3 minutes or so. The chutney is done when it has reduced down to a jam-like consistency. Cancel the Sauté. Let it cool down to room temperature and then serve. Keep the peach chutney refrigerated. It should be good for couple of weeks! In the freezer, I keep it up to 3 months.

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13 thoughts on “Peach Chutney -InstantPot”

  1. 5 stars
    Love peaches in any way. love the way you have infused the flavours of spices in the chutney. I am sure it will go well with anything and everything.

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  2. You are so lucky, to have a peach tree in your backyard. You have put all the amazing ingredients together for this chutney, I am sure, It must have been irresistible. Great share.

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  3. WOw, what an ultimate peach chutney, never had a chance to dish out chutney with fruits as peaches are our family favourite. Whenever i get them, we just love to enjoy them instead of trying dishes with.. Would love to give a try soon.

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  4. 5 stars
    Mesmerised by the peach chutney sheen. Added to that. knowing that it is homegrown make its top the lists of must try, but i doubt if I will have any peaches left if I have a tree as I am sure I may sleep under it.

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  5. You lucky girl, I want to be your neighbour 😉 Homemade peach chutney and that too with homegrown peaches, just a dream for me. It looks so delish.

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  6. 5 stars
    I too make this chutney but simply grind everything together. Addition of vinegar and chunky chutney looking fabulous. Will add it next time and make it.

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