Mushy but Spicy: Strawberry Anchar


Made strawberry anchar, with leftover sugar syrup from store-bought gulab jamuns. Anchar is similar to chutney, only that it has a thicker and stickier consistency. I quartered the strawberries and then boiled them in the sugar syrup till it reached the desired consistency. Then I added few squirts of lemon juice. I dry roasted some cumin seeds, one whole dried red chili and paanch foron (a blend of five spices and adding this is totally optional) and used a coffee grinder to grind them. I added this to the thickened strawberry to give it a kick of spice.