Here's a collection of popular Indian chutney recipes that are easy to make and pair great with Indian breakfast, snacks and appetizers. These delicious dipping sauces are made with fresh ingredients and are staples of Indian cuisine. In this post, learn how to make, store and even freeze them for later.
What is Chutney
Chutney is a dipping sauce or relish made with a variety of fresh herbs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and sometimes, even yogurt. Chutney can be sweet, spicy, tangy or a combination of flavors.
These flavorful condiments are made with seasonal ingredients using a mortar or pestle or a blender.
How is Chutney Served
Chutneys are a huge part of Indian cuisine. I would guess and say there are over 50 kinds of chutneys in India, and I'm pretty sure that's an understatement 🙂
In northern India, chutneys are an intregral part of Chaat, which refers to popular Indian street food dishes, including samosa, dahi vada and pakora, just to name a few. They also make for a great spread for popular wraps and sandwiches, like Paneer Frankie, Chicken Kathi Roll and Bombay Toast.
How to Store or Freeze
I store chutney in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Many times, I make a large batch and transfer the extra chutney into ice cube trays. Then I seal it and freeze it for up to 3 months. To re-use, I thaw out the desired portion in the fridge overnight.
Indian Chutney Recipes
In this list, I have included the most popular three Indian Sauces - Cilantro Chutney or hari chutney, Mint Chutney or pudina chutney, and Tamarind Chutney, also called Imli chutney.
I hope you enjoy these recipes for popular chutneys in Indian cuisine. If there's a chutney recipe you'd like to add to this collection, simply comment below and let us know!