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Bramley Apple with Indian 5 Spice | How to make Apple Chutney | Indian style apple chutney

Bramley Apple Chutney with Indian 5 Spice, is a wonderful amalgam of varied tastes, sweet, sour and tangy with a hint of spice. Bramley apple chutney with an Indian twist is extremely easy to make and can be whipped up under 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: apple chatni, Apple chutney, bengali apple chutney, bengali chutney, bramley apple chutney, bramley apple recipe, indian chutney recipe, sweet and tangy apple chutney


  • 4 Bramley apples
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar (adjust according to your taste and according to the tartness of the apples)
  • 2 inch Cinnamon sticks
  • 1-2 Dried red Chilli
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp oil

Indian 5 Spice mixture (To Roast and Ground)

  • 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Nigella seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Fennel seeds


  • First you have to roast the Indian 5 spice mixture, and to do that you have to place the spices in a small pan on medium heat, tossing and stirring them frequently around 1 to 2 minutes until the begin to smell toasty and fragrant. Remove from the pan and set then aside. let it cool for few minutes then crush these toasted spices in a pestle and motor.
  • Wash the bramley apples then peel, core and chop finely.
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a deep bottom pan on medium heat, once hot add 2 dried red chilles broken and fennel seeds and cinnamon.
  • Once they start to sizzle add the chopped apples, salt and 1/2 cup of water. stir everything well then cover and let it simmer. 
  • After few minutes, when the apples becomes tender add in the sugar and raisins and continue to cook on medium heat until the chutney is thickened.
  • In the end add in the roasted and crushed Indian 5 spice to the apple chutney and mix everything well and take it off the heat.
  • Once its cooled down store it in glass bottles and refrigerate.


If bramley apples are not available, you can use regular apple. Simply add 3-4 tablespoons of lime juice to the chutney for that added sourness.