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Chutney is an Indian spicy or flavorful condiment that is gluten-free. Fruits, vegetables, and/or herbs are combined with vinegar, sugar, and spices to make chutney. It's utilized to provide harmony to a variety of foods or to draw attention to a certain flavor characteristic. It's utilized to provide harmony to a variety of foods or to draw attention to a certain flavor characteristic.

Coconut, mint, peanut, mango, tamarind, and a combination of unique spices are just a few of the components that may be used to make Indian chutneys. Today, everything that has been preserved in sugar and vinegar, regardless of texture, ingredients, or consistency, is referred to as chutney.

Indian food is incomplete without chutney. It is good with anything from basmati rice to naan or dosa flatbread to curries. A chutney is just a sauce that has to be cooked slowly and gently. A Dutch oven is an ideal vessel to make a chutney since it uniformly distributes heat and has enough capacity for large amounts. Some chutneys, such as a glass of red wine or balsamic reduction, take time on the stovetop to concentrate the flavors and reduce to the desired consistency.

The difference between chutney and jam

The fundamental distinction between chutney and jam is that chutney is savory while the jam is sweet. Chutneys can be produced with sweet components such as fruits, but the addition of spices and vinegar transforms the condiment into a spicy and aromatic condiment. Jams include pectin, which gives them a thick texture. Chutneys have no added pectin and can be chunky or smooth, with chunks of dried fruit and raisins thrown in for good measure.

Popular varieties of chutney in India:

Chutney is a staple condiment in the majority of places in India. Here are some of the most popular chutneys in India.

  • Mint chutney pairs well with fried meals such as samosas and pakoras.
  • Tamarind chutney is a sweet dipping sauce that adds flavor to traditional samosas and pakoras.
  • Green Chutney is a spicier variation of mint chutney.
  • Mango chutney is a popular condiment made with delicious mango chunks, ginger, garlic, chili flakes, and vinegar. The outcome is a chutney that is spicy, sweet, tangy, and goes well with curries, lamb, and pork meals.

Distacart's top picks:

  • Asha sweet center onion chutney
  • Saunth Chutney Roopak Meethi
  • Tomato chutney with a sweet core from Asha
  • Dip in Roopak pudina chutney
  • Satvyk organic curry leaves chutney from Siddhagiri

Add a dab of nutritious chutneys from Distacart to your meals to make them more interesting. To add spice to your cuisine, spread it over a sandwich, use it as a dip, or just combine it with rice.
Our selection includes sweet, tangy, and spicy chutneys that can be used to complement other flavors.

Chutney FAQ’s:

1. What's the difference between chutney and sauce?

The sauce is a broad phrase that encompasses a wide range of options. Ketchup is a thick, pureed tomato-and-vinegar sauce. Chutneys are thick sauces that include chunks of fruit and/or vegetables rather than being pureed entirely.

2. Are chutneys beneficial to one's health?

Yes. Authentic chutneys are considered healthy since they are often made at home without added sugar, salt, or preservatives.

3. What is Saunth Chutney?

Saunth is a sweet chutney that is commonly seen in Indian chaats. It's created using tamarind paste and dried ginger. The color of the chutney is brownish-red.

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