chut·​ney ˈchət-nē How to pronounce chutney (audio)
plural chutneys
: a thick sauce of Indian origin that contains fruits, vinegar, sugar, and spices and is used as a condiment

Examples of chutney in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This cookbook is broken down into 14 chapters, including chutneys and relishes, fish and seafood, desserts and drinks, and more. L. Daniela Alvarez, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Feb. 2024 Cut biscuits in half, top with a slice of ham and slather with mustard, chutney or hot pepper jelly. Andrea Weigl, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Serve with spicy and sweet homemade pineapple chutney. Patricia S York, Southern Living, 30 Jan. 2024 Don't forget the yogurt chutney flecked with mustard seed and green chile. Alex Bhattacharji, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Dec. 2023 The chutney can be refrigerated for up to 14 days or frozen for up to 6 months. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Sep. 2023 Patel had taken a few typical toppings (the ones my aunties used) and turned them into a coconut cilantro chutney, pushing my favorite flavors to the forefront. Leena Trivedi-Grenier, Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2023 Fill this 15-inch long stoneware charcuterie platter with an assortment of artisan meats and cheeses, plus a few grapes, mixed nuts, and a sweet chutney for a party-pleasing appetizer. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Dec. 2023 Small bowls of pickles and chutneys were perched along the table’s edge. Yewande Komolafe, New York Times, 21 July 2023 See More

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Word History


Hindi caṭnī & Urdu chaṭnī

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chutney was in 1813

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“Chutney.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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