Date and Banana Chutney

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes about

    6 lb

Appears in

Floyd on Britain & Ireland

By Keith Floyd

Published 1988

  • About


  • 4 lb (2 kg) bananas
  • 1 lb (1 kg) onions, chopped
  • 1 lb (500 g) dates, chopped
  • 1 pint (600 ml) malt vinegar
  • Pinch curry powder
  • 8 oz (250 g) crystallised ginger, chopped
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 lb (500 g) black treacle


Peel and slice the bananas, put them in a pan with the onions, dates and vinegar and cook until tender. Beat the mixture to a pulp and add the curry powder, ginger, salt and treacle. Cook the mixture until it turns a rich brown colour. Pour into warmed sterilised jars, cover and label.