Chutneys are a staple condiment in many Indian cuisines, and for a good reason. They add a burst of flavour to any dish and help balance the spices and heat. There are countless chutneys to choose from, each with its unique flavour profile. Whether you're a fan of spicy, sweet, or sour, there's a chutney out there that will complement your taste buds perfectly.
In this blog, we will explore three popular chutneys – imli chutney, kokum chutney, Garlic chutney and suggest some delicious dishes to pair them with.
Imli chutney, also known as tamarind chutney, is an Indian condiment made from tamarind pulp, jaggery (unrefined sugar), and a blend of spices. Imli chutney has a complex and well-balanced flavour profile, with a slightly sweet and sour taste and a hint of spice. It is a key ingredient in many chaat (street food) dishes, such as pani puri and bhel puri, and can also be used as a dipping sauce for samosas and bhajiyas (fried snacks).
Imli chutney pairs well with spicy dishes, as the sweetness helps to balance out the heat. A tasty twist on traditional Indian flavours. It's also great as a dipping sauce for tikkis (potato cakes) and pakoras (vegetable fritters).
Kokum chutney is a tangy and refreshing condiment made from kokum fruit, which is native to the western coast of India. It's popular in the western state of Maharashtra and is often used to add a sour kick to dishes like biryani and kadhi. It has a tangy, slightly sour flavour and a vibrant red colour and is often used as a substitute for tamarind in chutney recipes.
Kokum chutney pairs well with seafood dishes, as the sourness helps to cut through the richness of the fish. Kokum chutney is often used as a digestive aid and has a cooling effect on the body.
Garlic chutney is a spicy and pungent condiment made from garlic, red chillies, and a blend of spices. It has a strong, pungent flavour and a slightly thick consistency. Garlic chutney is a popular condiment in Indian and South Asian cuisine and is often used as a dipping sauce or spread.
It is usually served with foods such as vada pav (spiced potato dumpling in a bun), idli (steamed rice cakes), and dhokla. Garlic chutney pairs well with savoury dishes such as sandwiches, wraps, and toast, as the bold flavour helps to enhance the natural flavours of the dish.
But there is a better way to enjoy all these chutneys in one go, try out our recipe below and let us know how you like it!
FarmDidi Chutney Burger
- Butter- 2tbsp
- Burger buns- 2
- Veg/Non-veg Pattice - 1
- Cheese slice- 1
- Lettuce- 2-4leaf
- Cucumber- 1
- Tomato (small) - 1
- Onion (small)- 1
- Beetroot (small) - 1
- Green Chutney- 1tbsp
- Imli chutney - 2tbsp
- Garlic Chutney- 2 tbsp
- Kokum Chutney- 1 tbsp
- Salt- to taste
- Garam Masala (optional)
- Mayonnaise (Optional)
- Cook the store bought pattice of your choice as per the instructions on back of pack or make your own pattice at home
- Cut cucumber, tomato, onion, beetroot into ½ inch thick round slices
- Cook the beetroot slices in boiling water until soft
- Cut the burger bun into half
- Apply butter to each halves and slightly toast the buns on grill/pan
- On both the buns spread the kokum chutney
- Next apply the garlic chutney and spread
- Next place the 2 lettuce leaves on the bottom bun
- Place the beetroot and onion slice in layers
- Next place the cooked pattice on top of onions
- Now, dilute the imli gud chutney with little bit of water
- Spread imli gud chutney on pattice evenly
- Next spread green chutney (made at home/store brought) on pattice evenly
- Now add the cheese slice on top of pattice
- On top of cheese, arrange cucumber, tomato slices in layers
- Sprinkle salt according to your taste
- You can spread mayonnaise or sprinkle garam masala for added flavour
- Place 1 lettuce leaf on the top and place the other bun on top
- Burger is ready to eat.
So there, you have our 3 delicious chutneys to add flavour to your favourite dishes or combine and make one great dish. You can buy them here and let us know how you plan on using them in your everyday life.