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Indian Relish Recipe
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Indian Relish
A wonderfully sweet and spicy relish for topping crackers. See more
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Indian Relish

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"Spread cream cheese on your favorite crackers and top with this zesty relish. Red bell peppers and sweet onion are simmered in white wine vinegar and red pepper flakes."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    4 hrs 35 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix together red bell peppers, onion, white wine vinegar, sugar and crushed red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Stirring occasionally, cook 30 minutes, or until thickened. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This is so good! Very easy to make, we canned a bunch for Christmas gifts. I added a can of whole cranberries in sauce, 3 T. diced jalapeno peppers and 1/2 cup brown sugar to each batch I made. Both times I've made this (the original recipe and my version) it didn't thicken on it's own, I added 3 T. corn starch. They're right---this is very addicting!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 18, 2011

Vegan I think not white sugar is not vegan. This should be moved to the normal appetizer recipe section; especially as the poster lists cream cheese to to spread on the crackers for use with this sugar concoction:(


104 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

This is delicious. I serve it at cocktail parties and give it as a hostess gift with baked pita chips. It is probably too spicy for most children, although you can cut back on the red pepper flakes. ADDICTING!!!

Jan 25, 2004

Yummy! So quick and tasty. Wonderful mixed with cream cheese and served as a dip with crackers.

Jun 12, 2008

Sweet, spicy, fast, cheap, & easy. Sort of like me:o):o):o) I cut the pepper flakes back to around 1 tsp. & added cornstarch as others did. It isn't even cool yet & half of it's gone. Awesome with cheese or just plain crackers. I will always have this in the fridge. Thank you so much for sharing! Love it!:o)

Jan 25, 2011

Very similar to a Harry and David pepper and onion relish I recently tried. Add 1 cup of this Indian Relish to 8 oz of cream cheese (mix well) and you have an amazing dip to serve with Wheat Thin crackers!! You can add crushed pineapple or pecans for a different flavor. This recipe makes 3 cups which is probably a great amount served by itself, but definitely would half the mixture if you plan to mix with Cream cheese, as this recipe will create 3 batches of Cream Cheese Relish Dip. When I made the relish it did not thicken, so after an hour of simmering on the stove I added 2 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed in 2 tablespoons of water and it thickened right up! This is a must try Relish and will be great for any occasion.

Jun 27, 2008

The beautiful red color of this dish makes this a perfect Christmas appetizer. The relish, almost like candy, is paired well with the cream cheese. I used my stick blender to puree the relish and had no problems with it being runny. I made the recipe as written and enjoyed the hot bite. This sauce would also make a very good sweet and sour pork or shrimp dish.

Oct 08, 2004

Yummy! I have had a similar relish and had never been able to find the recipe. This is it! I simmered it for 30 minutes, however, I ended up boiling it again for a few minutes at the end to thicken it up. It also caramelized the onions. Super!


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  • Calories
  • 38 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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