Amsul or Kokum, the English name being Mangosteen is an herb/spice normally cultivated in the coastal regions of India. It is used predominantly in costal cuisine, especially in the Konkan region of Maharashtra to give a sour flavor to certain dishes. The Amsulachi Chutney or Kokum Chutney is special Chutney from Konkan, which is a great add on to any meal.
The Amsulachi Chutney recipe given by me here is simple and easy to prepare once you have all the ingredients in place.
Amsul [Kokum] Chutney Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Serves: 4 Persons
A fistful of fresh Amsul
Half a cup Jaggery[ Gud] or Sugar
A small piece of Ginger
Salt as per taste
Combine all the ingredients given above and grind to prepare watery Chutney.
If unable to get fresh Amsul, you can use packed Amsul by putting them in a cup of water for 10-15 minutes and then remove them from the water and use them.
This Chutney has a sweet-sour flavor.