Sri Lanka Date Chutney
- Stone the dates and chop the flesh finely. Grind the garlic, ginger and mustard seeds together and crush the cardamoms and cloves. Place the Sugar in a pan, pour on the vinegar and heat gently. When the Sugar has dissolved, add the dates, chile powder, garlic, mustard, ginger, cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon stick and cook over a low heat until the liquid thickens but the dates are not pulpy. Add the Sultanas and cook for a further 2 minutes, then discard the cinnamon stick, add salt and set aside to cool.