Photo: Ava Brackett; Styling: Nissa Quanstrom
Total Time
1 Hour 30 Mins
Serves 4

Indian spices play up the sour kick from the plum skins, and both are fantastic with pork's natural sweetness.

How to Make It

Step 1

Chop half the plums. Put halved and chopped plums, the chile, and green onions in a deep medium bowl; set aside. Microwave vinegar and 2 tbsp. sugar until steaming, about 30 seconds, then stir until sugar dissolves. Put ginger, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, bay leaf, crushed coriander, and 1 tsp. each salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Step 2

Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a small frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add ginger mixture and cook, stirring, until mustard seeds start to pop, 15 to 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir until cumin seeds are a shade darker, 1 to 2 minutes. Add vinegar-sugar mixture. Stir into plum mixture and let chutney stand at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat a grill to medium (350° to 450°). Combine remaining 1 tsp. each salt and pepper, the ground coriander, and lemon zest in a bowl. About 20 minutes before serving, rub pork chops with remaining 1 1/2 tbsp. oil, then with coriander mixture. Taste chutney and add more sugar if you like.

Step 4

Grill meat covered, turning over once, until barely pink in center, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a platter. Stir cilantro into chutney. Set pork chops on plates and spoon chutney and juices on top.

Step 5

*Crush seeds with a mortar and pestle, or seal in a plastic bag and hit with a rolling pin.

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Ratings & Reviews

redcucina's Review

September 05, 2013
This was fantastic! I made it exactly per the recipe (with the exception of shorter grilling time for the pork), and I wouldn't change a thing. I can't believe more people haven't tried / reviewed. This is a gem. I will definitely make this for guests.

yosemitehannah's Review

June 04, 2013
Wow - you'll love this! The only change I made was to use ground mustard because I didn't have the seeds. Great mix of interesting, complex flavors with lots of zip! This is going into the dinner party file!