chut·​ney | \ ˈchət-nē How to pronounce chutney (audio) \
plural chutneys

Definition of chutney

: 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 The meal ends with a cheese board accompanied by a dollop of chutney. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Burns Night is ‘auld lang’ wine time," 16 Jan. 2021 Round it out with hot steamed rice and some spoonfuls of chutney on the side. Jonathan Miles, Field & Stream, "How to Cook Venison Bobotie," 4 Jan. 2021 Then these samosas go into a deep fryer where they’re first parcooked, then flash-fried to order for an extra-crispy exterior; a thick tamarind-date chutney accompanies the samosas for a tart, sweet contrast. Omar Mamoon,, "Four ways to eat a samosa in the Bay Area," 28 Dec. 2020 The Fork, where boards groan under bread and crackers, dollops of chutney, and fat wedges of creamy, blue-veined cheese. Angela Decenzo, Travel, "How California’s cheese trail avoided a meltdown," 11 Dec. 2020 On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, Six kinds of chutney, five hundred miles both ways! The Washington Post, "Hootenanny of Holiday Horrors," 11 Dec. 2020 Transfer the rice to a platter, sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds and serve with the chutney. Star Tribune, "Recipes from our favorite cookbooks: Winter Pilau With Beets, Cauliflower and Cilantro Chutney, Powdered Donut Cake," 9 Dec. 2020 The veggie burger is made from potatoes, beets, peas, cashews and raisins and is served on a seeded bun with vegetable and chutney toppings. Beth D'addono,, "Small Mart Cafe serves vegan dishes and bagels in Marigny," 23 Nov. 2020 The menu’s options are inspired by the name – a spicy Middle Eastern chutney made of serrano peppers and spices. Marc Bona, cleveland, "National magazine tabs Zhug as one of 2020’s best new restaurants in U.S.," 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of chutney

1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chutney

Hindi caṭnī & Urdu chaṭnī

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The first known use of chutney was in 1813

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26 Jan 2021

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“Chutney.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chutney

: a thick sauce that is made from fruits, vinegar, sugar, and spices

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