How to make Anjeer Chutney -

Fresh fig chutney that makes a wonderful side dish and goes well with papads or any fritters

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fresh figs (anjeer), Mustard oil (सरसों का तेल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

Anjeer Chutney

Anjeer Chutney Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Anjeer Chutney Recipe

  • Fresh figs (anjeer) 400 grams

  • Mustard oil 2 tablespoons

  • Fennel seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Nigella seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Large onion chopped 1

  • Green chillies chopped 2-3

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Black salt 1/2 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon 1/2

  • Fresh coriander sprig to garnish

  • Papads fried to serve


Step 1

Chop the figs roughly.

Step 2

Heat mustard oil in a non-stick pan till it begins to smoke. Reduce heat, add fennel seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and nigella seeds, mix and sauté till fragrant.

Step 3

Add onion, mix and sauté till translucent. Add green chillies, mix well and saute for a minute.

Step 4

Add figs, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add red chilli powder, salt, sugar, black salt and ½ cup water, mix well and cook for 8-10 minutes.

Step 5

Add chaat masala powder and squeeze lemon into it and mix well. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 6

Transfer into a jar, garnish with a coriander sprig and serve with fried papads.

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