Pommecythere or Ambarella is a tropical fruit that is quite common in Trinidad.
Pommecythere gives a crisp bite and a mild but delicious flavour. The fruit surrounds a fibrous pit so slicing it to make this chutney can be a bit tricky if you are inexperienced.
Chutney is a spicy sauce which traditionally accompanies Indian cuisine. It is very common in Trinidad but used almost exclusively as an East Indian condiment to accompany dishes like Pholourie.
3 cloves of garlic
3 shadon beni leaves
1 hot pepper
a pinch of cumin
a pinch of anchar masala
salt to taste
- Peel pommecytheres, remove the pit and cut the fruit into cubes.
- Add pommecythere, garlic, shadon beni and pepper to the food processor. Process until finely minced.
- Add salt, cumin and masala. Taste and adjust spices to taste.
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