Thursday, June 7, 2018


Chutney or chatni (Urdu: چٹنی, Hindi: चटनी caṭnī, Kannada: ಚಟ್ನಿ, Tamil: சட்னி satni, Bengali: চাটনী, Telugu: పచ్చడి pachadi) is the name for various flavorings and spices seasoned spices from fresh vegetables or crushed fruits. 

Chutney can be either wet or dry (usually powdered). In India, chutney is made to be consumed while still fresh. The ingredients come from the leaves or fruits that are seasonal.

Seasonings can be sugar, salt, garlic, onions, tamarind, or ginger. Commonly used spices are clove, coriander, cumin or asafetida (hing) seeds.

Chutney is traditionally made using alu and stone mortars. In India, a mortar to pound chutney is called (kharal or khal in Hindi, or kal கல் in Tamil) or a flat rock called sil. As a pestle used wood or cylindrical stone called batta.