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.