One of the most popular things Indian cuisine is famous for is the chutneys. Don't you think? The rest of the world may have their own salsas or dips, Indian chutneys still rule our palates. Be it for the lip-smacking spices or the sheer versatility of them spreading over everything - from sandwiches to parathas - we are never getting over having chutneys as a staple accompaniment with all our meals! And we aren't stuck to just mint or coriander chutney. Spinach, cucumber, tamarind, onion, tomatoes or citrusy fruits, one can make chutneys out of so many other foods.
South Indian cuisine itself boasts of countless traditional chutneys that they pair with dosas, vada and many other meals. Here we have 5 of the best south Indian chutneys that you can try at home to take your meals a notch better! Don't worry, they are quick, easy and do not require any exotic ingredient.
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Classic tomato chutney made with the flavours of ginger-garlic, chilli powder, garam masala and loads of tomatoes, is a stellar accompaniment for all your dosas, parathas, vadas and more! Find the full recipe here.
Gongura is a popular herb from the southern region that is used across preparations of pickles, chutneys and sabzis. This lip-smacking chutney combines gongura leaves with tamarind, onion, chillies and urad dal, making it a wholesome one. Click here for the recipe.
This simple, quick and fuss-free chutney is a result of the combination of onion, loads of chillies, hint of garlic and vinegar. Find the recipe here.
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For those who love the touch of garlic in their meals, this chutney is the perfect one. A little bit of garlic combined with fiery red chillies soaked in vinegar, you won't be able to resist this chutney. Find the full recipe here.
Curry leaves are quite a staple in south Indian meals, then how can chutneys be left behind! Refreshing curry leaves, tangy tamarind, spluttering mustard seeds, chillies and garlic come together for a heavenly chutney that is perfect to go with all your meals. Click here for the recipe.
Try these scrumptious chutneys at home to liven up your meals and share your experience with us in the comments section below.
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