This apple chutney is appreciated very much at Lighthouse Center® Poland. It is sweet and hot with warming spices such as cardamom, ginger, anise and chili. It fits well with Indian food and rice dishes.


500 g apples, peeled and cut in small pieces
1 tablespoon ghee or sunflower oil
1-2 fine shopped chili
1 ½ teaspoons aniseeds
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons orange juice (fresh or from bottle)
180 g brown sugar
1 pinch of ground cardamom
2 pinch of ground cinnamon
2 pinch of ground nutmeg


Heat ghee or oil in a medium-sized pot. Add chili and anise and fry until the seeds are golden brown, being careful not to burn them. Add ginger, turmeric and the apples. Add orange juice, sugar, orange zest and spices.
Simmer over medium heat until the apples start to crumble and get a jam-like consistency, approximately 30 minutes. Stir often to avoid burning. Can or keep in fridge.