In Indian cuisine, chutney is a fresh or cooked sauce that gives extra flavor to the dish.
There are different types of chutney, for which both classic recipes and individual selection of ingredients according to taste are used.
Basic ingredients for preparing chutney
In the preparation of Indian chutneys can be included products such as:
- Vegetables – hot peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic and more.
- Fruits – plums, figs, dates, apples, pears and more.
- Spices – coriander, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and more.
Different chutneys in Ayurvedic cuisine
For example, some popular Ayurvedic chutney recipes are:
- Coconut chutneys: crushed coconut with government dal, seasoned with mustard, fenugreek and hot red pepper, garnished with butter.
- Chutney with mint: ground mint with various spices, garnished with mustard and butter
- Tomato chutney: ground tomatoes, hot red pepper and spices such as fenugreek and ginger.
- Tamarind chutney: prepared from ground tamarind, ginger and hot red pepper.
- Mango chutney: ground raw mango with various spices – nutmeg, cinnamon, etc.