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Papaya Chutney

Papaya Chutney

Papaya Chutney
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian, Thai
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Delightfully sweet and tangy chutney. Good as an appetizer or as an ingredient in your favorite Indian or Thai dishes.
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds papayas
  • 3½ tablespoons toasted cashews, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons shredded fresh ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons diced green chilies
  • 2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1¾ cup rice or white wine vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
Instructions
  1. Peel the papaya, scrape out and discard the seeds and cut the flesh into cubes (approximately 1").
  2. Place cashew on a baking tray in a 350° F oven and toast until lightly browned.
  3. Cool nuts slightly, then coarsely chop.
  4. Peel and shred root ginger.
  5. Mix all ingredients in heavy sauce pan.
  6. Bring ingredients to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced and thickened.
  7. Seal chutney in an air tight container.
  8. Refrigerate or store in a cool, dark place.
Notes
The chutney can be used immediately but it improves if stored for 2 weeks before using.

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  1. deejay gratz

    I’m new to this diet and most listings place “chutney,” along with ketchup , in the “eliminate” category. How do I understand this? If it has no onions or garlic in it, isn’t it okay? I have some great chutney sauce that lists “pectin” as an ingredient….could that be the problem?

    1. LIVING FODMAP Free

      YES! Pectin is the problem … it’s the same reason you can’t have apples, peaches, plums and pears.

  2. Dori

    I don’t see Papaya listed on the low or no FODMAP list. Can someone comment more about papaya?
    Thanks

    1. Squashablanca

      Hi Dori,

      Papaya, as a tree fruit, is high FODMAP, and so this chutney is not FODMAP free. However, once you get through the intro diet, you are allowed to add small amounts of high FODMAP ingredients if you can tolerate them. SInce this is a chutney, you would not eat a lot of it in one sitting. Does this help?

      Zaneta from Squashablanca

      1. LIVING FODMAP Free

        Papaya is not as high in FODMAPs as apples or pears. We have actually found conflicting research on whether papaya is safe or should be eliminated. Just another example of the need for more definitive research on these food groups and the impact they have on IBS / GI “issues”.

        Thanks Squashablanca!

        1. Squashablanca

          Thanks for the update, and sorry for any confusion I may have created. I was speaking from personal experience (and yes, the very conflicting information spread all over the internet). However, it does seem like I’m one of those unlucky people who react to everything other than meat and boiled eggs, so papaya may be OK for some FODMAPpers.

          Thanks once more!

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