Home Page

|  Living in Bulgaria   |  Bees & Beekeeping   |  Home Brew    |  Gud Life Shop

  My Attempt At Self Reliant Living

  Self Reliant Living Articles
  Useful Self Sufficent Links
  Talk to Us
  Living In Bulgaria
  June 2010
  July 2010
  August 2010
  September 2010
  October 2010
  November 2010
  December 2010
  January 2011
  February 2011
  March 2011
  April 2011
  Gud Life Forum with Photo Gallery





Beetroot & Curry Chutney - Honest - 12 June 2011

I have just pulled a few new potatoes as well as thinned my carrots and beetroots. And since it has been pissing down all day, I got wondering what I should be doing as going outside was definately not on the cards.

So apart form pickling beetroot I have never really eaten any other way so I decided to what if anything can be done with them. You would be amazed! Well at least I was. I have scoured the internet (google) and what seems to be highly recommended is to cook them as you would roast potatoes. This has been put on the back burner, as although it is raining the idea of getting the wood burner going would have the men in white coats at my door.

The other reciepe which seems popular is to use them as a main inregdient in chutney, each list of ingredients required though I did not have available, and I am not due to go into Kardjali for another three weeks, and I cerainly won't be waiting that long to try something out.

My first pickings

So I have modified the plethora of recipes and came up with my own version. For once not a total disaster in fact as I don't know what the original would have tasted like I am actually quite please with the results. This is what I used (per jar)

  • 2 medium beetoots finely chopped
  • 2 small onions
  • 1 teaspoon of madras curry powder (all spice not available in my cupbord!)
  • 10ish mini carrots from the thinnings
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar (you are supposed to use demera - I went for white with bits of coffee mixed in!
  • 1 potato diced to small bits.
  • Ordinary vinegar - again all the recipes I saw suggested white wine vinegar, or some other such rubbish - use what you have I bet you can't taste the difference.
  • Bit of water - Straight from the tap.

Stick it all in a pan and cook slowly for an hour or so, then stick in a jar and Bobs your mums brother. I am told that as with homemade wine the longer you can leave it the better it tastes. Here is what is left of mine:

Empty jar


Welcome to the 'Gud' Life, the home of self Reliant living on the internet. If you are interested in becoming more self reliant, or thinking of selling up and doing it for real you will find all you need to know right here. Written by someone who has done just that. Learn from my many mistakes

  A Quick Note On The Info Given On This Site

Dear All, the information on this website is given as is, I am not a solicitor, and believe the world would be a better place without them. If you follow the advice on this site, and use your common sense you will not come to any harm. I cannot and will not guarantee any of the information here, it is just based on my experience, and I am always willing to learn. Life after all is a learning experience. If you know of better or improved techniques please share them and I will update the site as neccessary. Enjoy and be happy. TGL 

  Storing & Preserving

  Storing & Preserving Home
  Beer & Wine

  Home Made Wine And Beer

  The Gud Life Seed Plant and Tree Shop

  Visit Our Shop

Search The Gud Life For An Article

Gud Life Search

English/Bulgarian/Turkish Translation Service Here


free counters

Join The Gudlife News Letter

Subscribe Unsubscribe

Adgitize your web site.



Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved DABG.EUlogo (51K)
Hosted for free by HOSTBG.EU

Talk to The Gud Life