Chutney is a condiment or side sauce, commonly served with Indian cuisine. They are often made from fruits, vegetables, herbs, sugar, and vinegar and add a unique intensity and flavor contrast to any meal. They can be sweet, salty, spicy, or sour and are extremely versatile. They can instantly elevate any dish and make it fabulous. Chutney pairs nicely with curries, samosas, and sandwiches. Having some of these staple chutney recipes on hand will change your life!
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1. Momo: South Asian Dumplings With Apple Chutney
Source: Momo: South Asian Dumplings With Apple Chutney
Momos are a type of dumpling native to South Asian countries like Nepal and Tibet. Similar to Japanese gyoza, they are traditionally filled with a mixture of meat and vegetables, but this version of Momo: South Asian Dumplings With Apple Chutney by Valentina Chiappa replaces meat with hearty beluga lentils, cabbage, and other vegetables. If you prefer crispy dumplings, try pan-frying them after they’ve been steamed and serve with the spiced apple chutney!
2. Spicy Plum and Apple Chutney
Source: Spicy Plum and Apple Chutney
Not sure what to do with all of the apples lying around your house? Here’s an idea: make this deliciously flavorful Spicy Plum and Apple Chutney by Rachel Clarke! It has the sweetness of plums and apple, the spiciness from cinnamon, cumin, and ginger, and the perfect savory touch from garlic, onion, and a bit of salt. This chutney livens up any dish, tastes wonderful on a roasted piece of seitan, and perks up sandwiches instantly.
3. Tandoori Chickpea Burgers with Minty Yogurt, Mango Chutney, and Spiced Coconut Crunch
Source: Tandoori Chickpea Burgers with Minty Yogurt, Mango Chutney, and Spiced Coconut Crunch
These Tandoori Chickpea Burgers with Minty Yogurt, Mango Chutney, and Spiced Coconut Crunch by Anna Sue make the perfect meal!
4. Mushroom Nut Loaf with Balsamic Tomato Chutney
Source: Mushroom Nut Loaf with Balsamic Tomato Chutney
This Mushroom Nut Loaf with Balsamic Tomato Chutney is perfect for when you’re looking for something to bring to a potluck or make for dinner. This meal by Ashley Smyczek is simple and the result is delicious and filling!
5. Sorakaya Thokku Pachadi (Bottlegourd Peel Chutney)
Source: Sorakaya Thokku Pachadi (Bottlegourd Peel Chutney)
Sorakaya Thokku Pachadi (Bottlegourd Peel Chutney) is a Peel of bottle gourd and ridge gourd (beerakaya) are often used to make chutneys. The peels are healthy with a good dose of vitamins and fiber. This bottle gourd peel chutney is also super delicious and quite easy to make! Put this recipe by Pavani Nandula on a dosa, some rice porridge, or whatever else you like!
6. Green Chickpea and Avocado Bhel, Tamarind Chutney, and Puffed Black Rice
Source: Green Chickpea and Avocado Bhel, Tamarind Chutney, and Puffed Black Rice
This Green Chickpea and Avocado Bhel, Tamarind Chutney, and Puffed Black Rice by BAAR BAAR makes for a perfectly delicious appetizer or snack. Full of flavor, satisfying, and simply delightful!
7. Cilantro Mint Chutney
Source: Cilantro Mint Chutney
This Cilantro Mint Chutney is generally served with samosas and pakoras at Indian restaurants. It is a flavorful sauce with a hint of tanginess. This versatile recipe by Stephanie McKinnie can also be used on sandwiches, Indian potato dishes, basmati rice, and much more.
8. Rhubarb Chutney
Source: Rhubarb Chutney
Wow wow wow. This Rhubarb Chutney by Valentina Chiappa is full of flavor – it even has a little bit of a kick – and it goes well with pretty much everything!
9. Cilantro Chutney
Source: Cilantro Chutney
No matter how good your homecooked meal is adding fresh herbs will always take it to the max! A sauce of blended herbs such as this one is so flavorful and clean. With loads of fresh cilantro and the aromatics of cumin seeds, you’ll instantly feel that your dish has been elevated with this Cilantro Chutney by Melanie Sorrentino.
10. Chutney and Coconut Red Lentil Soup
Source: Chutney and Coconut Red Lentil Soup
So much to love about this Chutney and Coconut Red Lentil Soup! This soup by The Living Kitchen, Tamara Green, and Sarah Grossman is comforting when you’re feeling tired and also packed with enough easy-to-digest protein to strengthen your body post-treatment.
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