Have you canned before?
My answer to this question would have been NO a while ago but now i can say i canned and it worked.Yippie!!! Canning intimidates me.Just the process of sanitizing and vacuum sealing seems like lot of work.In this case, i had to wait for a day to find out if my canning worked or not.Phew.Glad it was successful.
So what did i can?
I had been to one of those regular grocery trip and noticed that plums were on sale.With no plan of what i am going to do with bulk plum ,i bought it anyway.It stayed in my refrigerator for couple of days and then i decided why not make a chutney out of it.The way,my parents do it using Panch forun.
This is quintessential Indian chutney.By that i mean,it is spicy,sweet and sour all at the same time.You will smell the curry leaves and fennel seeds as you dip your chips in it.
I lacked one of the ingredients for ‘paanch foron’,so i would call it ‘Char Foron’ (4 spices) which were : cumin, fennel, fenugreek seeds,mustard seeds.Though,my parents do not use curry leaves,i blended North and South and added curry leves to the seasoning .
My sister was visiting us that time,so I let my sister prepare it.This is how she did it.It made 1-1/2 cup of chutney.So i canned it 2 (6 Oz) jars and 1 (4 Oz) jar with it.