Chutneys and Sauces

A chutney is a term for a variety of sweet and spicy condiments, originally from the Indian subcontinent. Usually made fresh, chutney contains fruit and sugar to give it a sweet taste, and almost all chutney contains vinegar and perhaps onions to give it a corresponding sour flavor. The ingredients are mixed together and then simmered slowly. While chutney is primarily sweet and sour, there can also be many variations of spices, often giving it a hot and spicy flavor.

Tangy Hot Tomato Sauce
Chutneys and Sauces, Tomato

Tangy Hot Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: Tomato Puree – 2 tblsp Water – 1/2 cup Garlic Paste – 1 tsp Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder – a pinch Vinegar – 2 tsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – 1 tblsp Salt as per taste Method: 1. Mix all the ingredients in a pan over […]

Hot Chilli Chutney
Chutneys and Sauces

Hot Chilli Chutney

Ingredients: Bengal Gram Dal – 1 cup + 1/2 tsp for tempering Coconut – 1 cup, grated Red Chillies – 1 cup Tamarind Extract – 2 tsp Mustard Seeds – little Urad Dal – little Asafoetida  – little Curry Leaves – few Oil – 2 tsp Salt as per taste […]

Hotel Chutney / Coconut Chutney
Chutneys and Sauces

Hotel Chutney

Enjoy the delicious chutney served at hotels and restaurants at home now with this simple recipe. Ingredients: Roasted Gram – 1 cup Garlic – 3 cloves Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, peeled Coconut – 2 tblsp Green Chillies – as per taste Dry Red Chillies – as per taste Coriander […]

allam pachadi
Chutneys and Sauces, South Indian

Allam Pachadi

Allam Pachadi (Ginger Chutney) is a popular dish from Andhra. Usually served as a side dish to Idli or Dosa. Ingredients: Ginger – 1/2 cup, peeled, chopped Dry Red Chillies – 2 Tamarind – a small ball Jaggery – little Gingelly Oil – 3 tsp Salt as per taste Roast […]

Honey Mustard Sauce
Chutneys and Sauces

Honey Mustard Sauce

Ingredients: Dijon Mustard – 1/3 cup Red Wine Vinegar – 1/2 tblsp Garlic – 1 clove, finely chopped (optional) Salt as per taste Honey – 1/2 tblsp Black Pepper Powder – a pinch Olive Oil – 1 tsp (optional) Method: 1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. 2. Whisk […]

pears
Chutneys and Sauces, Pineapple

Pineapple and Pear Chutney

Ingredients: Pineapple – 1/2 (about 250 to 300 gms after chopped), peeled, chopped Pears – 2, 250 to 300 gms, peeled, cored, chopped Cider Vinegar – 300 ml Brown Sugar – 250 gms Ginger – 1/2 tblsp, grated White Onion – 1 small or 1/2 medium, grated Cinnamon – 1/2 […]

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Chutneys and Sauces, Kovakkai (Tindora)

Kovakkai Chutney

Ingredients: Kovakkai – 12, finely chopped Tomato – 1, finely chopped Onion – 1, finely chopped Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, peeled, chopped Dry Red Chillies – 5 Curry Leaves – handful Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp Urad Dal – 1/4 tsp Oil – 2 tsp Salt as per taste […]