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Super easy spicy courgette/zucchini chutney recipe

This quick and easy chutney is perfect for BBQ, curries, as a dip and on sandwiches and a cheeseboard too
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: chutney
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: courgette, zucchini
Servings: 1 300ml jar


  • 350 g courgettes/zucchini chopped into small pieces 1cm
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 80 g granulated sugar
  • 150 ml white wine vinegar


  • Put all ingredients into a high sided non reactive pan and heat gently to dissolve the sugar
  • Raise the heat till boiling then lower a luittle so it is bubbling but not going mad in the pan
  • Leave for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn't stick
  • The chutney is ready when you can drag a wooden spoon through and it leaves a clear trail on bottom of the pan
  • ladle into sterilised jars and set aside in cool cupboard for a week to mature and allow flavours to blend