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What is a chutney?

A chutney is a family of condiments or eatable pastes in the cuisines of the Indian subcontinent. The word has been anglicised.

How did the name chutney originate?

Chatna in Hindi parlance translates “to lick” with a plucking of the tongue while tasting something tangy and spicy. This action perhaps led to the origin of the word “chatni” which converted into the anglicised “chutney” by the British.

The word chatni singularly integrates multiple actions of pounding, mixing, pickling & stirring. Its origins are undoubtedly rooted in the Indian subcontinent at the family level.

What is the difference between a relish and a chutney?

Relish and chutney are very similar condiments or side dishes and the terms are often used interchangeably, but some differences do exist between them.

  1. A chutney has a softer & spreadable consistency and contains a variety of vegetable or fruit or both ground to a paste. A relish usually contains one type of vegetable and no fruit.
  2. Relishes are cooked for a brief amount of time. Chutneys, on the other hand, can either be served fresh or slow-cooked depending upon the ingredients.
  3. A chutney has a spicy complexity and maybe savoury or sweet or both while a relish has a pickled profile.
  4. Chutney is originally from India and can be traced back to centuries back while Relish is originally from England and is more recent than chutney.
  5. Chutney contains several spices. Relish may or may not have spices.
  6. Chutneys are made fresh and served. They have a shorter shelf life. Relishes are often meant to be preserved and can last much longer than chutneys.

What is the difference between salsa and chutney?

  1. Salsa is a condiment that is typically a mixture of vegetables or fruits in their raw form. They can additionally contain chilli peppers, herbs, onions or garlic. A chutney is a type of blended or ground paste, although thicker in consistency, commonly found in India and can be both sweet, sour or spicy.
  2. The biggest difference between the two is that chutney almost always contains fruit, and salsa usually may not.

How is a chutney used?

Chutney is a perfect accompaniment to Indian food; however, it can also be used as a side dish, sandwich spread, dip, an accompaniment to cheese and crackers, or as an ingredient to enhance the flavour of everyday dishes like dosa, sabzi, curry & biryani all over India.

Is chutney healthy?

A chutney improves digestion, speeds up the metabolism, keeps your heart strong, reduces inflammation, enhances blood circulation etc. However, chutneys contain sugar as well and sugar has a devastating effect on your body. So do watch your intake.

How do I make a chutney?

Uncooked Chutney – An uncooked chutney is made from fruits, vegetables or both and/or seasoned with herbs with vinegar, sugar, and spices.

It is used to provide balance to an array of dishes, or highlight a specific flavour profile. An uncooked chutney may be hand pounded or blended in a mixer.

Cooked Chutney – A cooked chutney may have one of the main ingredients (for example, roasted tomatoes or brinjal) precooked before being blended into a chutney.

In some cases both of these formats may have a tempering added on the top after being blended.

What are different types of popular chutney?

  1. Tomato Chutney Or Homemade Tamatar Ki Chutney
  2. Peanut Chutney Or Homemade Moongfali Ki Chutney
  3. Dry Garlic Chutney, Garlic Masala for Vada Pav
  4. Dhaniya Pudina ki Chutney & A Delicious Food Essential
  5. Muji Chetini & Radish Chutney Kashmiri Style
  6. Coconut Chutney
  7. Pineapple Pachadi
  8. Mango Coconut Chutney
  9. Tamarind chutney
  10. Green mango chutney

Where can I buy chutney from?

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