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 A few years ago, my mom was looking for a festive, seasonal, chutney-like condiment to put on the Thanksgiving table to counterbalance all those spice-heavy dishes. Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "Cranberry Sauce is the Last Thing You Should Stress About on Thanksgiving," 12 Nov. 2019 As a young girl in Bengal, my cheap meal with friends was momos, dumplings filled with vegetables or meat served either with spicy tomato chutney or soya sauce chili dip. New York Times, "Savoring the Taste of Memories in Northern India," 29 Oct. 2019 Put out some little bowls and have guests pile up bhel, a mix of crispy chickpea noodles and puffed rice, tomato, onion, green and tamarind chutneys. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "8 spicy snack recipes to heat up your next party," 15 Aug. 2019 Add orange juice and red wine vinegar and continue to cook over low heat until chutney has thickened slightly. 14. National Geographic, "Braised Goat Leg & Shoulder," 2 July 2019 His audience leaned in from their metal chairs, listening and slathering samosas with the fiery chutney his wife had concocted. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Must Reads: At this L.A. supper club, refugees share food and memories of the lives they left behind," 31 May 2019 And returning to Islands of the Caribbean is a guest favorite: the jerk chicken with roasted sweet plantain salad and a mango chutney yogurt sauce. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Ready for this year’s Epcot Food & Wine Fest? This sneak peek may help your strategy," 19 Aug. 2019 Or go the savory-sweet chutney route with, say, nectarines or plumcots. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Stone fruits: Everything you need to know," 7 Aug. 2019 Doug Katz of fire food and drink has opened chutney b., with Middle Eastern flavors and an assortment of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Bon Appetit! Marc Bona,, "Pizza, steaks and doughnuts make our WTAM food-drinks chat," 7 Aug. 2019

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

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