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Chutney Varieties

 Published 2012-Mar-14   Updated 2024-May-22
(55+ Chutneys, Thokku, Thuvayal, Pachadi, Podi, Dips, Sauces and Pickles, Chatney, Chatni)

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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 55+ 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 Basic White Coconut Chutney Red Coconut Chutney Red Coconut Chutney Green Coconut ChutneyGreen Coconut Chutney Beetroot Chutney Beetroot Chutney
Green Chutney Green Chutney Tamarind Chutney Tamarind Date Chutney Red Chutney Red Chutney Ridgegourd Chutney Ridgegourd Chutney
Peanut Chutney Peanut Chutney Cranberry chutney Cranberry chutney Eggplant Chutney Eggplant Chutney Zucchini Chutney Zucchini Chutney
Celery Chutney Celery Chutney Tomato ChutneyTomato 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 Mango Onion Chutney Mango Onion Chutney Kothamalli Karuvappilai Thokku Kothamalli Karuveppilai Thokku (Rice Mix)
Roasted Garlic Chutney Roasted Garlic Chutney Avocado Chutney Avocado Chutney Onion Chutney Onion Chutney Cranberry Peanut Chutney Cranberry Peanut Chutney
Lasanacha Bhurka Lasanacha Bhurka Lal Mirchi Cha Thecha Lal Mirchi Cha Thecha Amla Chutney (Marathi Style) Amla Chutney (Marathi Style) Mint Coriander Chutney Mint Coriander Chutney
Kairi Kanda Chutney Kairi Kanda Chutney (Raw Mango Chutney) Hirva Mirchi Cha Thecha Hirva Mirchi Cha Thecha Veppam Poo Thuvaiyal (Neem Flower Chutney) Veppam Poo Thuvaiyal Pacha Manga Thogayal, Raw Mango Chutney Raw Mango Chutney

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Comments (16)

Person   ()
very nice collection of recipes of different chutneys.
You can try old indian Silbatta chutney in mixi as per this :
Person   ()
Thanks Suman. Will surely try sometime.
Person   ()
Yes, there are several types of chutneys. They are countless & can be made from vegetable or fruit or a combination of lentils, nuts, vegetables etc...There are dried fish, dried shrimp or dried meat also to make chutneys. These chutney varieties can be preserved for so many days like we do with pickles. Checkout more such details as I did on Living Foodz website.
Person   ()
Thanks for sharing.
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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   ()
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   ()
The green chuntey so nice
Person   ()
Good. Enjoy!
Person   ()
I need some recipe books plead .
Person   ()
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   ()
Thanks for sharing your comments. Do try the recipes and do not hesitate to ask any questions that you may have.
Person   ()
so god chutneys i love chutneys - i will try all thanks for recipes
Person   ()
Yes try them... More recipes coming up.
Person   ()
can anybody give karnataka KARE HINDDI ( Black Chutney) recipe
Person   ()
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   ()
Try out one by one...:-)

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