All you need is a saucepan, a hob, some kind of blender, 100 g dried fruit (I used mango for its gorgeous orange hue), your favourite spices and flavourings (cardamom and ginger for me), about a cup and a half of water and a few tablespoons of sugar, depending on how sweet you like it.
1. Put the dried fruit, spices, water and sugar in a small saucepan.
2. Bring to the boil, and simmer for about 20 minutes, until most of the water has been absorbed.
3. Take off the heat, fish out any seed pods or added flavours and blend, adding a little more water if necessary depending on the desired consistency.
4. Use immediately or place in an air tight container and store in the fridge.