Courgette Chutney

Makes 3–4 × 300ml jars Prep time: 2hrs Cook time: 40 mins

Courgettes are magnificently prolific, which makes them good value when they’re in season in the late summer and early autumn. This chutney is a delicious method of using up gluts if you grow your own. Although my preference is to use tender young courgettes, when they are little more than 15cm long, you can use big courgettes too, either green or yellow. 

Coriander and cumin are a classic spice duo and will turn a panful of courgettes into a dazzler of a chutney. Don’t skip toasting the seeds; the few minutes it takes will bring out their best flavour.