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Adjika from plums

Plum is suitable not only for jams, marshmallows and compotes, but also for the preparation of a completely savory preparation - adjika, a seasoning invented by the Caucasian peoples.

Its base is pepper, garlic and aromatic herbs. In order to soften the spicy taste of the seasonings, they came up with various vegetables in the middle lane: tomatoes, bell peppers, pumpkin, zucchini. And you will already get a sauce, vegetable caviar and seasoning in one dish.

The idea of ​​making plum adjika originates from tkemali, a Georgian sauce based on plums. A wonderful symbiosis of 2 recipes has resulted in a completely new one with an unusual taste. At the same time, its sharpness and flavoring nuances can be changed by adding different vegetables, spices, herbs, changing their quantity.

Plum adjika recipes

Recipes for adjika from plums are simple, versatile, allow you to make preparations for the winter, which are stored in the apartment and will always help the hostess, give the usual winter dishes a new taste.

Recipe 1 (basic)

What you need:

  • Prunes - 1 kg;
  • Garlic - 0.1 kg;
  • Hot pepper - 0.1 kg;
  • Table salt - 1 tbsp. l .;
  • Tomato paste - 2 tbsp. l .;
  • Granulated sugar - 1/2 tbsp.;
  • Salt - 1 tbsp l.

How to cook:

  1. The prunes are washed and pitted.
  2. The pepper is washed, the seeds are removed to prevent excessive pungency.
  3. Prunes, peppers and garlic cloves are chopped with a meat grinder, boiled for about half an hour.
  4. Then add garlic, hot pepper, tomato paste, sugar and salt. They wait for a boil and boil for another 10-15 minutes.
  5. The hot mass is laid out in pre-prepared jars, corked, turned over, covered with a blanket for further gradual cooling.

This recipe for adjika with plums is basic. It can be varied with other ingredients and spices. New types of adjika will turn out.

Recipe 2 (with bell pepper)

What you need:

  • Bulgarian pepper - 0.5 kg;
  • Prunes - 2 kg;
  • Garlic - 0.2 kg;
  • Hot pepper - 0.1 kg;
  • Spicy herbs (cilantro, dill, parsley) - to taste and desire;
  • Salt - 3 tbsp. l .;
  • Granulated sugar - 0.2 kg;
  • Cumin - half 1 tsp. optional;
  • Tomato paste - 2 tbsp. l.

How to cook:

  1. Prunes, herbs, peppers are washed and dried. Plums are pitted, peppers - from seeds.
  2. Vegetables, prunes and garlic are minced in a meat grinder.
  3. They put to cook. Bring to a boil and boil over medium heat for half an hour.
  4. Then add chopped garlic, chopped herbs, tomato paste, salt and sugar. Bring to a boil and continue cooking for another quarter of an hour.
  5. The hot mass is laid out in jars, previously washed and sterilized. Cork, put on a lid and cover with a blanket.

Spicy adjika from plums for the winter always succeeds. It can be served with meat, fish and other main courses.

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Recipe 3 (with apples)

What you need:

  • Prunes - 2 kg;
  • Apples - 0.5 kg;
  • Garlic - 0.2 kg;
  • Tomatoes - 1 kg;
  • Bulgarian pepper - 0.5 kg;
  • Table salt - 2 tbsp. l .;
  • Granulated sugar - 0.3 kg;
  • Hot pepper - 0.1 kg;
  • Onions - 0.5 kg.

How to cook:

  1. Washed prunes are pitted.
  2. Tomatoes are washed and peeled.
  3. Peppers, apples are washed, seeds are removed.
  4. The garlic is peeled.
  5. Apples, prunes, vegetables, garlic are minced in a meat grinder.
  6. Set to cook for 1 hour.
  7. Then add the garlic and cook for another 30 minutes. The cooking time may be longer. If you want a thicker mass.
  8. Hot adjika is laid out in jars, corked and placed under a blanket to cool down.

Plum adjika with apples is well kept in the apartment. It can be served as a sauce for main courses, used instead of ketchup for making pizza, stewed meat or chicken.

Recipe 4 (with quince)

What you need:

  • Plum - 2 kg;
  • Quince - 1 kg;
  • Beets - 2 medium size;
  • Table salt - to taste;
  • Granulated sugar - to taste;
  • Garlic - 0.3 kg.

How to cook:

  1. Plum and quince are washed. The seeds are removed from the plum, the quince is cut into slices, by cutting out the seeds.
  2. Beets are washed, peeled, cut into pieces for easy feeding into a meat grinder.
  3. Peel the garlic.
  4. Plum, quince, beets are chopped in a meat grinder and set to cook for 40-50 minutes.
  5. Then the garlic is chopped and added along with salt and sugar at the end of cooking. They are waiting for boiling again, boil for another 10 minutes.
  6. They are laid out in ready-made jars.

In the recipe for adjika from plums, quince does not play a solo part, but, when combined with other components, it loses its astringency and brings new flavors, different from other recipes for plum adjika.

Advice! Beetroot is an optional ingredient, used to add thickness and richness to the color. It can be excluded if desired.

Recipe 5 (from yellow plums)

What you need:

  • Bulgarian pepper - 1 kg;
  • Onions - 0.5 kg;
  • Carrots - 0.5 kg;
  • Yellow plum - 1 kg;
  • Bitter pepper - 0.1-0.2 kg;
  • Table salt - to taste;
  • Granulated sugar - to taste;
  • Sunflower oil - 1 tbsp
  • Acetic acid 9% - 2 tbsp

How to cook:

  1. The plums and vegetables are washed, seeds are removed from the peppers, and the seeds are removed from the plums.
  2. Cut everything into small pieces, put in a container and simmer over low heat until tender (30-40 minutes).
  3. Then the mass is crushed with a blender or with a meat grinder.
  4. Salt, sugar, oil, vinegar are added, everything is heated again. The hot mass is laid out in jars, washed and sterilized in advance.
  5. You can also go another way of cooking: chop raw vegetables and plums. And then cook.

Adjika made from yellow plums is more like vegetable caviar. Here, the less intense taste of yellow plums is played, which differs from prunes. The workpiece will differ in color, it will not be as bright.

Recipe 6 (tkemali)

What you need:

  • Plum - 3 kg;
  • Dill - to taste;
  • Cilantro to taste;
  • Parsley - to taste;
  • Table salt - 4 tbsp. l .;
  • Granulated sugar - 6 tbsp. l .; Garlic - 0.1-0.2 kg
  • Sunflower oil - 100 g;
  • Apple cider vinegar - 2 tbsp l .;
  • Hot pepper - to taste.

How to cook:

  1. The plums are washed, pitted, covered with salt, stirred so that they give juice.
  2. Set to cook over low heat for a quarter of an hour.
  3. Grind with a blender or meat grinder.
  4. Chopped aromatic herbs, chopped garlic and pepper are added. And they boil it down for another half hour. In order for the workpiece to be successfully preserved until winter, the mass is boiled down for an hour longer.
  5. At the end of cooking, add acetic acid 9% (2 tablespoons) or apple cider vinegar to adjika.

The hot mass is laid out in prepared (pre-washed with soda and sterilized in any way) jars. Close with metal lids, turn over onto the lid, cover with a blanket, allow to cool slowly.

The recipe for adjika tkemali from plums for the winter is adapted for Russian conditions. Prepared from available products. Quite appropriate in the recipes will be: ginger, mint, fenugreek, suneli hops, other spices and aromatic herbs. Experiment, each time you can get a completely different flavor bouquet.

Recipe 7 (with walnuts)

What you need:

  • Bulgarian pepper - 1 kg;
  • Walnuts - 0.3 kg;
  • Prunes - 3 kg;
  • Garlic - 0.2 kg;
  • Black pepper to taste;
  • Table salt - to taste
  • Granulated sugar - half a glass.

How to cook:

  1. The paprika and prunes are washed and freed from seeds and pits.
  2. Grind in a meat grinder and boil over medium heat for 40-50 minutes.
  3. The nuts are chopped through a meat grinder or rolling pin, added to the boiling mass along with salt, sugar and ground black pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil again, cook for 5-10 minutes, roll up in jars.

Advice! Don't add too much spice to avoid losing the flavor of the walnuts.

The combination with walnuts turns out to be unusual. Adjika can be used as a snack.


Plum adjika for the winter is easy to prepare, it implies many cooking options with different ingredients and spices. Take about an hour to have a fragrant sweet and sour sauce available throughout the winter that can be applied to almost all dishes.

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