The ingredients (counter-clockwise):
- 6 oz cranberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp ginger (ground or, preferably, grated fresh)
- 1/2 tsp cayenne (or less, if you’re so inclined)
- 1 tsp garam masala (recommended)*
Also included, but not shown:
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups water
*Don’t have garam masala? That’s okay, you can leave it out, or you can substitute 1/2 tsp ground coriander, 1/4 tsp ground cumin, 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/8 tsp ground cardamom and a pinch of ground cloves, or any subset of these that you do have on hand.
Mince the cranberries in the food processor.
After the oil is hot, cook for about a minute, stirring.
Add the water and stir. Increase the heat and bring the water to a boil.
Add all of the sugar and stir to dissolve.
Add the ginger…
…and the chopped cranberries.
Stir and bring to a simmer.
Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally. Cook until the cranberries are completely softened and the sauce is thickened, 30 to 60 minutes.
Works equally well with naan and papadums or biscuits and mashed potatoes.