Tikha-Mitha Table Sauce

• TIKHA-MITHA Table SAUCE •
(1 litre)
Ingredients:

50 grams of each:
Kashmiri chilies
sultanas
dates
garlic
ginger
1 litre vinegar
750 grams sugar

Preparation:

Clean Kashmiri chilies, sultanas, dates, garlic and ginger and grind with half the vinegar.

Melt (not on stove) half the sugar in the other half of the vinegar.

In a stainless steel pan, using a wooden spoon and on a low flame, melt the other half of the sugar.

Mix vinegar mixtures and add to caramelized sugar (will initially harden and splutter) and continuously stir till it thickens like a sauce. (The table sauce will turn into chutney if thickened further.)

Remove from fire, cool, bottle and refrigerate.