2 cups carrot grated
1 1/2 cups fine grain sugar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (can be replaced with sugarcane vinegar or apple cider vinegar or any sweet vinegar)
1/3 cup dried apricots sliced
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup dates (I did not add as I do not like)
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp heaped red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Soak the apricots and raisins in the vinegar overnight in the refrigerator, preferably in a glass bowl.
Heat a pan and add the carrots followed by the sugar. Strain the soaked apricots and raisins and add the soaked vinegar from the bowl. Let the mixture come to a boil while stirring continuously on a medium flame. Now add the chopped garlic, soaked and strained fruits followed by the spices. Mix everything well and let the mixture reduce while stirring in between. When all the liquid evaporates, remove from heat and transfer to glass jar or bowl and keep the lid open. Refrigerate once completely cool. Enjoy with a wide range of Indian breads, fritters, samosas, or anything that you fancy!