We love chutneys! A piquant marriage of vinegar, herbs, spices, fruit and/or vegetables, chutneys are always a thrilling palate pleaser.
These sweet and spicy relishes — called “chatni” in India — are super versatile. Chutneys are perfect partners for roasted and grilled meats; they play just the right note with cheese plates; are essential alongside curries; and add tangy zing to milder flavored foods like rice and breads. Try chutneys in place of relish on hotdogs and hamburgers, too! They’ll really stand out at summer BBQs!
The sweet and spicy fruit chutneys popularized in the West are just one of many traditional varieties. Each region of India boasts its own specialties: walnut chutneys are cherished in Kashmir; coconut chutneys in the south; and tomato versions rule throughout India.
- Lucy’s Tomato and Peach Chutney
- Coconut Chutney
- Madras Tomato Chutney
- Sweet Tamarind Chutney
- Green Apple and Coconut Chutney
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English colonizers brought chutneys from India back to Britain, where they evolved to suit English tastes. English styles are characterized by sweet pickled fruits cooked to the consistency of jam. Mango is the most popular by far.
- Chutney with Mint
- Spicy Peach Chutney
- Apple Chutney
- Apple and Tomato Chutney
- Mango Chutney
- Apricot/Cranberry Chutney
- Green Chutney (Cilantro and Green Chile Pepper)
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How to Make Spiced Apple Chutney
This chutney blows away regular apple sauce. Try it with pork chops, pork tenderloin, ham, or roast chicken or turkey. See how it’s done:
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Chutney in Main Dishes and Appetizers
Chutneys are amazing condiments for roasted meats, including pork, chicken, duck, and lamb.
- Grilled Lamb Burgers
- Chutney Chicken
- Chutney Baked Brie
- Bifana (Rhubarb Chutney with Pork Tenderloin)
- Chutney Chicken Salad
- Pork Chops with Sweet Tomato Chutney