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 faint anise flavor of the tarragon is an unexpected note in this chutney-like relish. Ben Mimscooking Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2022 In addition to vanilla beans and extract, Hawaiian Vanilla Co. also makes chutney, spice rubs and BBQ sauce. Sarah Burchard, Forbes, 2 June 2022 Starters include hamachi with avocado, black radish and yuzu dressing, foie gras torchon with date-lemon chutney, Comte souffle with caviar, and a duck terrine with pistachios and bacon. William Li, Town & Country, 22 Apr. 2022 To assemble the sandwiches, spread a generous layer of the chutney on the bottom bun. Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2021 But my favorite jerk option was chicken wings — charred, moist, and zingy, with a dipping sauce that cut the fire of scotch bonnet with a sweetish rum-and-mango chutney. Rand Richards Cooper, Hartford Courant, 2 May 2022 There was also a creamy disc of foie gras torchon with caramelized mango and a delightfully spicy chutney that went very well with both an Alsatian Pinot Gris and a Chablis. John Mariani, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 And they’re always accompanied by a mound of podi and gingelly oil or zingy green chutney. Urmila Ramakrishnan, Bon Appétit, 24 Mar. 2022 Serve hot with mint chutney or another dipping sauce. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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19 Jun 2022

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“Chutney.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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