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:

  1. Clean Kashmiri chilies, sultanas, dates, garlic and ginger and grind with half the vinegar.
  2. Melt (not on stove) half the sugar in the other half of the vinegar.
  3. In a stainless steel pan, using a wooden spoon and on a low flame, melt the other half of the sugar.
  4. 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.)
  5. Remove from fire, cool, bottle and refrigerate.