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 Popular Indian Chutney Recipes

  Last Updated : Oct 25,2018

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Popular Indian Chutney Recipes 

Indian regional meals are incomplete without accompaniments. Be it the crunchy papad, spicy pickle or basic chutney, they simply complement the food. 

Accompaniments like chutneys have the capacity to enhance even a simple dish into a wonderful meal. Imagine chomping into a Batata Vada or a Samosa dipped into Dry Garlic Chutney! All over India, a wide range of chutneys are prepared, to accompany snacks and main course dishes, as well as to be used in the preparation of other dishes. 

There are dry as well as wet chutneys, and some chutneys can even be prepared in bulk and stored. Dry Garlic Chutney is one such dry powder. The texture of chutney varies from coarse to a smooth paste. Traditionally chutneys were made using grinding stone at homes. These days it is made using mixer blender. 

The ingredients of the chutney vary according to the region. It is basically made using local or seasonally available ingredients. South India is famous for using coconut in their daily meals in the form of fresh coconut, coconut oil or blending into a chutney. What is dosa, idli without coconut chutney and a bowl of piping hot sambhar! If you want to perk it up, then try this tangy Tomato Chutney or Kollu Chutney with your next South Indian meal. 

Always wanted to make that perfect street styled Mysore masala dosa? Dry roast and blend together these ingredients to make a Mysore chutney

Gujjus are really fond of chutneys and pickles. Their thali is incomplete without farsaan and for snacks like dhokla, khandvi, Patra , this Green Chutney is the perfect combination. A perfect accompaniment for your deep-fried kachori and patties during fasting is this easy to make Faral chutney which requires just six ingredients. 

The most important ingredient of any chaat recipe is the chutney. Be it the sweet khajur imli ki chutney or the spicy chilli garlic chutney, they simply lift the taste and take it to a different dimension. Moreover, you can adjust it according to your palate and enjoy!

This article introduces you to a range of Quick Chutneys, which can be made easily and quickly. They can be the ‘magic spell’ that transforms your meal into an extraordinary one.

collection of popular indian chutney recipes

Like most South Indian recipes, this is a hot and spicy tomato and onion chutney. Perk up your meal with this chutney. Purée this to make a smooth chutney and enjoy the contrasting flavours.
 by Tarla Dalal
A refreshing combination of coriander and coconut, the green chutney goes well with dhoklas and other snacks. In most cases, chaats are also laced with green chutney. In all, it is very versatile and can be used as an accompaniment. Enjoy how to make Green Chutney recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
Radish has a lingering flavour similar to other pungent ingredients like onion, ginger and garlic, but is surprisingly not commonly used to make chutneys. Here, radish is combined with flavourful mint and coriander, and tangy curds, to make a chutney that is well-balanced in flavour, colour and texture. The Radish Chutney makes a great accompaniment for all Indian starters, but can be innovatively used as a dressing for Salads , topping for open Sandwiches , spread for bread rolls, dip for chips and so on.
 by Tarla Dalal
South Indians often combine roasted dals with sautéed veggies to make delicious chutneys, which go very well with idlis, dosas, puris and just about any snack. To enjoy these chutneys the traditional way, mix them with steaming hot rice topped with a dash of til oil or ghee, and relish with roasted urad papads. Here is how to make Ridge Gourd Chutney in this fashion. You will love this method of including ridge gourd in your diet, and surely want to explore similar chutneys with other veggies too.
The Coriander Pachidi is a truly chatpata accompaniment with a salsa-like mouth-feel. The peppy taste of coriander generally pleases every one. Here, Coriander Pachidi shines even better with the support of pungent garlic and tangy tamarind. A good dose of green chillies brings the chutney a level of spice that makes you drool. You can, however, reduce the number of chillies if you want it less spicy. This Coriander Pachidi has a nice texture, with something to kind of bite into, like the roasted dals, garlic etc. It is a wonderful accompaniment for all kinds of tiffin, be it idlis, dosa or upma. It can also be served with rice preparations that have a soft flavour like Dal Khichdi , Coconut Rice or Lemon Rice. The spicy chutney complements mild flavours very well indeed.
This chutney is quick and easy to prepare and is also different from the usual chutneys . It is a delectable combination of grated beetroot and coconut which is sautéed with urad dal, curry leaves and red chillies. It is then puréed and tempering of mustard seed is poured over the chutney. A perfect accompaniment to hot rice or dosas .
 by Tarla Dalal
A powerful combination of pungent garlic and nutty dried coconut, perked up with a generous dose of chilli powder, the Dry Garlic Chutney is a flavourful albeit strong value-add to many snacks and chaats, especially Vada Pav. For a change, you could try sprinkling some on an open sandwich too! Also do try other variations of garlic chutney like Fresh Coconut Garlic Chutney , Green Garlic Chutney , Coriander Green Garlic Chutney , Chilli Garlic Chutney , Garlic- Flaxseed Chutney , Carrot Garlic Chutney and Garlic Tomato Chutney. Enjoy how to make Dry Garlic Chutney recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
Kannada cuisine is generally marked by the moderate use of coconut and jaggery in almost all accompaniments. Here in the Mysore Chutney, these ingredients come together with a combination of dals, tamarind and spices. This chutney can be spread on the inner side of dosa and topped with Potato Bhaji, to make Mysore Masala Dosa. You can also serve this chutney with other South Indian snacks like idli, Medu Vada, Maddur Vada , Assorted Uttapa Platter, Urad Dal and Vegetable Appe, Quick Idiyappam and Spinach Appam. Enjoy how to make Mysore Chutney recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
This Guava Chutney is yet another yummy way to consume the wonderful yet humble guava. A dash of spiciness combined with the fruit’s natural sweetness makes this chutney a finger-licking treat. Mint gives the chutney an awesome aroma and refreshing flavour while ginger and green chillies contribute to the spiciness. Cumin seeds powder and lemon juice enhance the sweet and spicy notes making each flavour distinctly notable. This Guava Chutney is also very easy to make. You just need to put all the ingredients together and blend them in a mixer-grinder. You do not even have to deseed the guavas, just chop it along with the seeds. You can enjoy this easy but exciting Guava Chutney with snacks like Corn Pakodas and Sweet Corn Balls .
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a fiery garlic chutney to excite your taste buds! traditionally, this chutney is made using a grinding stone, but it is quite convenient to make with modern mixers. This chutney is a superb combo for fried snacks like pakodas, bhajias, etc. It can be stored in the refrigerator for 10-15 days and used well to complement these, and other dished as well.
Horsegram is a special pulse, which imbibes a mind-blowing aroma and flavour when roasted. Here, horsegram is combined with other delicious ingredients like coconut, red chillies, onions and coriander to make a mouth-watering chutney, which is perfect to serve with idlis and dosas . You can also enjoy the Horsegram Chutney or Kollu Chutney mixed with hot rice and a little til oil.
Come summer and gujaratis delve full-swing into making a variety of pickles using raw mangoes. This is one such famous recipe from the prosperous heartlands of india. In fact, any serving of snacks during the summer would be lacking in punch without this tangy accompaniment. It can even be made in bulk and stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Just a little bit of til is enough to elevate the aroma and flavour of any dish, so you can imagine just how tempting this Til Chutney would be. Made with a combination of roasted sesame seeds, garlic and mild spices, this chutney will increase the appeal of any dish it is served with to an irresistible level. This is a favourite accompaniment for chapatis, dashmi rotis, bhakris, etc., in Maharashtra, and is often prepared in the dry form and stored at room temperature for 15 days or so. Even in the wet form, it can be stored for at least two days in the refrigerator, so you need not worry if some of the chutney is leftover.
A sprightly and light chutney made with a combination of aromatic mint and coriander leaves, green chillies, ginger and onions, the Onion Pudina Chutney is an invaluable tool for the Indian chef. The dash of lime is perhaps the master stroke in this Onion Pudina Chutney, that enhances the flavour of all the other ingredients. This handy Onion Pudina Chutney can be used in the preparation of several recipes including chaat, sandwiches and even parathas, apart from being served as a delightful accompaniment to many quick evening snacks. Similar to Onion Pudina Chutney (Onion Mint Chutney) we suggest you look at our collection of 265 chutney recipes. Enjoy how to make Onion Pudina Chutney recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy though it is, the Chilli Garlic Chutney has a vibrant flavour that makes its presence felt in any recipe! Just a few ingredients and a few minutes are all it takes to make this dynamic chutney, which combines the fieriness of chillies and the pungency of garlic. You can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for at least a week, and use it to make delicious snacks like Pav Bhaji and Bhel Puri. Enjoy how to make Chilli Garlic Chutney recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
The Coconut Chutney has a well-rounded flavour that goes well with most variants of Idlis , Dosas , Appe , be it plain, veggie-topped, or more exotic options like Rava Idli or Ragi Dosa . If you have grated coconut ready on hand, then it takes just minutes to prepare the coconut chutney, which makes it a popular accompaniment for breakfast. You can vary the amount of green chillies according to your taste. And, if you are serving this as the only accompaniment and want a bit of tang in it, you can also blend in a ½ inch piece of deseeded tamarind or 1 tsp of tamarind pulp.
This sweet and sour chutney blend spruces up almost all chaat recipes. The addition of jaggery makes the chutney sweeter, but you may omit it if you prefer a more tangy flavour. An essential accompaniment to most chaats, this chutney can be stored refrigerated for upto a month and deep frozen for more than 6 months. Check out our huge collection of more than 250+ chutney recipes to make varieties of homemade chutney. Enjoy how to make Khajur Imli ki Chutney recipe with detailed step by step photos below.
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Popular Indian Chutney Recipes
 on 27 Jun 17 08:31 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Pals. Glad you liked the chutney collection of recipes.
28 Jun 17 12:59 PM
Popular Indian Chutney Recipes
 on 17 Feb 17 05:44 PM

Chutney Collection is very good.. We love Kacchi Keri Ni Chutney,Green Chutney
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Tarla Dalal    Very pleased to hear from you Sumit. Keep trying more recipes and share your Feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
18 Feb 17 03:57 PM