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Chutney Varieties

(Chutneys, Thokku, Thuvayal, Pachadi, Podi, Dips, Sauces and Pickles, Chatney, Chatni)

About Chutney

Chutney is an important part of Indian cuisine. It is known by different names regionally as thuvayal, pachadi, chammandhi etc. There are so many varieties of chutney which can be consumed as a dip or sauce with any kind of Indian food. Chutneys are in different forms - wet, dry, sweet, sour or spicy hot. The texture of chutney varies from chunky ones to smooth pasty ones.

Chutney varieties are countless and can be made from any single vegetable or fruit or a combination of vegetables, lentils, nuts, etc...There are also chutneys made with dried fish, dried shrimp or dried meat. Chutneys made by Goans are often served as dips and is sweet and sour. It has a fruit or vegetable combined with vineger and sugar. These chutney varieties can be preserved for many days like pickles. In South India, chutneys are part of everyday morning breakfast and evening snack. It is also not uncommon to see more than one chutney often being served with a meal. It is made with tomatoes, coconut, peanuts or any other herbs like mint, cilantro etc. They are also served along with other curries as a condiment. There are also chutneys that are served along with rice for a meal. These are usually made with some vegetable or herb along with lentils or coconut. It has coarser texture with very little water added. These are known as Thuvayal (or Thogayal) in Tamil and Pachadi in Telugu. There are also many dry chutney powder varieties which are made with no liquid. These are typically stored for many days.

Chutneys were pounded traditionally with hands using a ammi (stone grinder) at homes. These days it is made using mixie, food processor or blender. Also many commercial brands have come out with jarred chutneys. These commercial ones are becoming popular in western countries and are often served for appetizers along with tortilla chips, crackers etc.

Below there is a huge list of chutney varieties made with vegetables like tomato, ridge gourd, nuts like coconut, almond, peanuts etc., healthy seeds like flax seeds, fruits like mango, tamarind etc. and other items. Do make it and enjoy with your meal.

Various Chutney Recipes

Coconut Chutney Coconut Chutney Peanut Chutney Peanut Chutney Roasted Garlic Chutney Roasted Garlic Chutney Beetroot Chutney Beetroot Chutney
Green Chutney Green Chutney Tamarind Chutney Tamarind Date Chutney Red Chutney Red Chutney Ridgegourd Chutney Ridgegourd Chutney
Avocado Chutney Avocado Chutney Cranberry chutney Cranberry chutney Eggplant Chutney Eggplant Chutney Zucchini Chutney Zucchini Chutney
Celery Chutney Celery Chutney Tomato Chutney Tomato Chutney Mint Chutney Mint Chutney Pirandai Chutney Pirandai Chutney
Almond Chutney Almond Chutney Ginger Chutney Ginger Chutney Orange Peel Sweet Chutney Orange Peel Sweet Chutney Onion Tomato Chutney Onion Tomato Chutney
Jatpat Chutney Jatpat Chutney Horsegram Thuvayal Horsegram Thuvayal Orange Peel Thuvayal Orange Peel Thuvayal Yogurt Chutney Moru Kootan (Yogurt Chutney)
Amarnath Leaves Chutney Amarnath Leaves Chutney Methi Guava Curry Methi Guava Curry Red Pumpkin Chutney Red Pumpkin Chutney Ridgegourd Peel Chutney Ridgegourd Peel Chutney
Allam Chutney Allam Chutney Dhokla Chutney Dhokla Chutney Banana Stalk Chutney Banana Stalk Chutney Gooseberry Chutney Gooseberry Chutney
Papaya Chutney Papaya Chutney Yellow Pepper Chutney Yellow Pepper Chutney Red Sorrel Leaves Red Sorrel Leaves ( Gongura) Chutney Carrot Chutney Carrot Chutney
Raw Garlic Chutney Raw Garlic Chutney Mango Flower Chutney Mango Flower Chutney Kerala Style Mango Pachadi Kerala Style Mango Pachadi Thenga Chammanthi Dry Coconut Chutney
Dry Peanut Chutnay Dry Peanut Chutney Flax Seed Chutney Flaxseed Chutney







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Comments (12)

Person Jaie   (July 16, 2016)
Omg sooo many varieties of chutneys & breakfast dishes. I'm so glad by chance I have landed on ur site. I'm planning to try few recipes. Today just browsing will get all ingredients n start trying as n wen possible.
Actually we are pure vegetarian n I have a heart patient of 75yr+ & have 3 fussy eater kids below 6 @ home. So I was searching for some good high fiber recipes for all n according to their age appropriate too & in same process found ur site :)
Dear I will be glad if u can provide me the dry chutney which we usually find in udapi hotels (always a bowl is kept on table) its color is dark yellow/orange . I personally love that chutney ;)
I guess henceforth ur site will be my most favourite n most visited site. Any recipe that my family likes will be made frequently & same will be visited ....n no of times :)

My heartful of gratitude to u for sharing amazingly cool n easy recipes. I wud also be glad if u can post or link few vegetarian recipes keeping my family health needs in mind

Thank you very much dear, god bless u always :)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 19, 2016)
Hi Jaie, I know how challenging it is to make dishes that please a wide variety of age groups and people. I have a family with 2 kids, 2 adults and 2 elders. I am so glad that the site has motivated you. Do try many recipes and give your feedback.
Person rimsha   (July 4, 2016)
The green chuntey so nice
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 4, 2016)
Good. Enjoy!
Person Fakhrah   (June 29, 2014)
I need some recipe books plead .
Person LoveIt   (May 2, 2014)
Thanks so much for these recipes, it's such a wonderful showcase of Indian food. I've always wanted to try some authentic dishes and these look amazing, so simple, healthy and delicious. I'm glad I stumbled across your site.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 25, 2014)
Thanks for sharing your comments. Do try the recipes and do not hesitate to ask any questions that you may have.
Person taj   (September 1, 2013)
so god chutneys i love chutneys - i will try all thanks for recipes
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 1, 2013)
Yes try them... More recipes coming up.
Person basha   (February 17, 2013)
can anybody give karnataka KARE HINDDI ( Black Chutney) recipe
Person Pamela Allen   (July 17, 2012)
I love Indian food and was browsing around for a chutney. I had no idea that they could be made from so many varieties of fruits and vwegetables. Even nuts!!!

So now, where do I start?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 23, 2013)
Try out one by one...:-)

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