A chutney is a fresh or cooked relish from the cuisine of India that add flavour to the dish.
It includes such forms as tomato relish, a ground peanut garnish or a yogurt, cucumber and mint dip.
Main ingredients of basic chutney are :
Seasonings such as salt, spice, vegetables and fruits such as chillies, plumps, tomatoes, onion, garlic, fig, peanuts, ginger, dates, coriander etc.
Below are some examples of chutney :
Coconut chutney – This is made grounding coconut with urad dal and then adding spices like mustard, fenugreek and red chilli garnished with oil.
Pudina chutney (Mint chutney) – It is made by grounding pudina with different spices and garnishing it with mustard and oil.
Tomato chutney – It is made by grounding tomato with chilli powder, and adding spices such as fenugreek and ginger.
Tamarind chutney – It is made by grounding tamarind, ginger and chilli.
Mango Chutney – It is made by grounding raw mango and different spices.