What Is Chutney?
Chutney is a type of spicy savory condiment or sauce that originated from the Indian subcontinent. This is gluten-free and this dessert is kind of a blend of many different types of tastes like sourness, sweetness, and spiciness along with a savory touch. Chutney is made with different types of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices along with sugar or jaggery and sometimes vinegar for preserving it for a little longer. In different parts of the globe, people prefer different varieties of chutney. For example Apricot Chutney in Africa, Apple Chutney in England is everyone's favorite and in India Mango Chutney, Coconut Chutney, Tamarind or Mint Chutney are very popular.
How To Make Chutney?
Chutney can be prepared with a wide range of fruits and veggies along with different herbs, spices, sugar, salt, and souring agents. Traditionally, Mango chutney is prepared with unripe mango, sweet or jaggery, spice mixtures, and oil. Also, in different parts of the world people prepare this dish in different styles by adding vinegar, different herbs, and some other additional components to it. To make the chutney, mix the ingredients well in a food processor and blend until smooth.
What To Serve with Chutney?
Chutney can be served with a wide range of food like it's a perfect pair with different types of Indian snacks like samosa, kachori, dhokla, aloo Tikki, panipuri, or bhel. Furthermore, it can be paired with sandwiches, French fries, grilled chicken, nun paratha, chapati, puff pastry, pizzas, and many other delicious dishes.
Here are some of our delicious recipes that you can serve with Chutney:
- Roast Chicken
- Corned Beef Sandwich
- Curry Chicken Pasta
- Indian Chicken Curry
- Grilled Cheese Sandwich
How to Store Chutney?
You can store or refrigerate chutney for a longer time. All you need to do is take a dry sterilized glass container with an airtight lead and put the chutney into the jar when it cools down. You can also keep away from the jar in sunlight periodically to keep it fresh. Also, make sure that the chutney doesn't come in contact with water as it can cause fungus in it.
How To Make a Variation of Chutney Recipe?
Throughout the globe, there are thousands of variations of mango chutney, some are more savory than others and some will win your heart with sweetness. A few of the different varieties of Mango Chutney are listed below.
- Mint Mango Chutney: This refreshing and flavourful chutney is prepared with raw mango, coriander leaves, mint leaves, fresh coconut, ginger, green chili, lime juice, and salt. First, a smooth paste of all the ingredients needs to be prepared. Then heat some oil and add mustard seed and red chili in it along with some White Urad Dal. When the dal turns golden, pour the tempering into the mango mixture and give it a nice mix.
- Mango and Coconut Chutney: This easy side dish chutney recipe is prepared with grated fresh coconut, slices of raw mango, green chili, salt, and water. First blend all the mentioned ingredients. Then take a Tarka pan, heat some oil, add whole mustard seed, red chili, curry leaves and add this tempering into the raw mango coconut chutney.
- Savoury Mango Chutney with vinegar: To prepare this mango delight, first, add the required amount of vinegar with sugar and put the mixture on medium heat, first the sugar will melt, and then the mixture will start to reduce. Now grind some roasted coriander seed, cumin seed, red chili, and cardamom and add the powder to the syrup, also add the thin slices of mango and salt to it at this stage. Lastly add chopped green chili, ginger, and garlic to the sugary vinaigrette mixture and let it boil. Reduce the mixture until it gets a thick syrupy texture and your sweet and savory mango chutney is ready to serve.
- Apple Chutney: Apple chutney is a perfect side dish with roasted chicken. To prepare this delight, first heat some oil into a heavy bottom pan and add cardamom, Cinnamon stick, and star anise to it. Then add some red chili powder and chopped ginger and give all the ingredients a nice stir. After that add the apple slices, pple cider vinegar, and brown sugar into the pan and mix it. Add a lead and let the chutney cook. After nearly 15 minutes, mash some portion of the apple chutney to give the dish a nice consistency and it's ready to serve hot.
- Tomato Chutney: It's very easy and quick to cook Tomato chutney. All you have to do is, heat some oil and add some mustard seeds into it, and let it splatter. Now add ripe red tomato slices into the pan along with some salt, turmeric powder and give all the ingredients a nice mix. Then add the required amount of water, sugar, lime juice, and red chili powder to the dish and let it cook for 10 minutes.
- Coconut Chutney: To prepare this south Indian side dish, first, dry roast some chana dal and make a paste of it along with freshly grated coconut, green chili, cilantro, ginger, tamarind, salt, and water. Now in a pan, heat some oil, add mustard seed, red chili, curry leaves into the oil, and pour the tempering into the coconut paste.