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5 Quick & Easy Chutney Recipes – Indian Food Recipes

August 12, 2015 3:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
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Chutney plays a very crucial role in making the Indian food more tempting & delicious. Just imagine you are eating idli, dosa or vada and there is no red or white coconut chutney! the same is the case when you opt for eating kachori, samosa or any other Indian snacks without coriander (dhaniya) & tamarind (imli) chutney.
Awwww… Your taste buds demands for more. Isn’t It?
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Few months back I went to my relative, & they served snacks with different chutneys. I was so curious about the taste and finally asked them about how they prepared these chutneys in such a short notice. Then I found, that they have stored these chutneys in the fridge & they use to serve them in co-ordination to various snacks. It provoked me to share this easy chutney recipes with every one so that all of you could treat your taste buds with spicy and tasty chutneys. (Read: 5 Easy Indian Khasta Kachori Recipes – Monsoon Snacks)

Dear food lovers, eating snacks or meals without chutney does not serve the inner appetite.
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As India is the hub of festivals & celebrations, lots of parties & get together at home is a normal thing. Generally, we serve guests with something special food or snacks. But rarely, we find chutneys in our fridge to tag along with the snacks. We feel little odd to serve the snacks without chutney and finally accompany it with the sauce.

Chutneys can turn the normal food into the finger-licking dish. Mainly chutney recipes include spices & herbs like  fenugreekcoriandercumin and asafoetida & can be made with fruits & vegetables like apple, pineapple, onion, tomato etc. These Indian food recipes are easy to make and takes less time. Preserve them in the refrigerator & enjoy the lip smacking taste of your snacks with these different flavours. (Read: 5 Quick & Healthy Indian Food Recipes – Monsoon Snacks)

Follow these easy chutney recipes of Apple chutney, coconut chutney, spicy & tangy garlic and onion tomato chutney & enter into the world of fingerlicious tastes.

1. Apple Chutney

If you are looking for some sour and sweet taste & don’t want to consume oil or ghee, then this apple chutney will make your taste buds happy. Apple chutney recipes mainly weave the apple, onions, vinegar, & other spices together with the sweet sugar syrup for condimental flavour. You can serve this apple chutney with turkey sandwiches, meat & pork chops. (Read: 5 Healthy Vegetarian Salad Recipes | Indian Salad Recipes)

apple chutney recipes - indian food


  • Apple minced  –  2 cup
  • Raisins (Kismis)  –  2 tbsp
  • Onion finely chopped  –  1/2 cup
  • Ginger grated  –  1/4 spoon
  • Cinnamon  –  1/2 spoon
  • Sugar  –  3/4 cup
  • Chilli flakes  –  1 tea-spoon
  • Black pepper  –  1 spoon
  • Vinegar  –  2 tbsp
  • Orange Juice  –  1/2 cup
  • Black salt (Rock Salt) as per taste
  • Salt as per taste
  • Cardamom (eliachi)  –  2


  • Wash the raisins & soak it for 1.30 hr.
  • Boil 2 cup water & add minced apples, onions & ginger. Cook them till they become soft.
  • Heat a saucepan. Add Orange juice & sugar. Stir it till the sugar melt.
  • Now add all the ingredients except vinegar.
  • Cook it for the 5-7 min till the chutney get little thick.
  • Add vinegar & mix it.
  • Store it in air tight container & keep it in the fridge.

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2. Lehsun (Garlic) Chutney

Lehsun chutney or garlic chutney is the flavour of Rajasthan. Hot, spicy & the sour taste of this chutney always make me fall in love with it again and again. I being from Rajasthan, fond of it. Garlic cloves & tomatoes seasoned with red chilli powder & tadka make it more hot & smoky. This is the main side dish in Rajasthani food like dal bati, kadhi rice, bejad ki roti, missi roti and other parathas. (Read: Dal Baati Recipe – Rajasthan Special Dish)

lehsun chutney - indian garlic chutney recipes


  • Garlic cloves  –  1 bowl
  • Tomato, sliced  –  1/2 bowl
  • Salt as per taste
  • Red chilli powder  –  1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder  –  1/2 spoon

For Tadka

  • Oil  –  2 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds  –  1 spoon
  • Dry Red chillies  –  2


  • Put garlic cloves, sliced tomatoes, salt, red chilli powder & coriander powder in a mixer jar & grind it into a smooth paste.
  • Use water according to the consistency of the chutney you want.
  • Now heat a frying pan & add oil in it.
  • When oil gets heated, add cumin seeds & dry red chillies.
  • Saute it for 1 min.
  • Now add the chutney in the frying pan & stir it.
  • Cook the chutney on low-medium flame for 4-5 min.
  • It will leave on the top.
  • Spicy chilly garlic chutney is ready to serve with chapati, dal and other Indian food.

Garlic chutney - easy lehsun chutney

3. Coriander Chutney

It is no onion no garlic chutney. Follow this easy chutney recipe & it will act as an appetiser in your vrat (fast) food. Coriander chutney is also known as Hari chutney due to its eye-soothing green colour.

Usage for curd give it creamy texture along with tangy taste. Serve this coriander chutney with samosa, kachori or any another starters & snacks.  (Read: Samosa recipe… An Indian snack)

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  • Coriander leaves  –  1 bowl
  • Green chillies  –  2 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Rock salt as per taste
  • Ginger grated  –  1 spoon
  • Cumin seeds  –  1 spoon
  • Curd  –  2 tbsp


  • Add coriander leaves, green chillies, both types of salt, cumin seeds, curd & ginger in a blender.
  • Blend it into a smooth puree.
  • You can add water too if it is too thick.

Note: Adding curd will enhance its taste. You can use lemon too instead of curd.

easy chutney recipes - coriander chutney

4. Onion Tomato Chutney

Onion Tomato chutney is my favourite chutney & I love eating it with idli and dosa. Cooked taste of onions & tomatoes gives it the different taste from other chutneys. You can enjoy this delicious chutney with any Indian food. (Read: 5 Tricolor Indian Food Recipes – Independence Day Special)

onion tomato chutney - chutney recipes


  • Chopped Onions  –  3/4 bowl
  • Chopped tomatoes  –  1 bowl
  • Green chillies  –  1 spoon
  • Oil  –  2 tbsp
  • Red chillies  –  2-3
  • Salt as per taste

For Tadka  

  • Oil  –  1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds (optional)  –  1/2 spoon
  • Urad dal  –  1 spoon
  • Curry leaves  –  4-5 leaves


  • Heat oil in a pan & add red chillies. Stir it for 1 min.
  • Add chopped onions & salt.
  • Cook the onions till they become translucent or little soft.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes & saute it for 3-4 min.
  • Turn off the flame & let it cool down.
  • Grind this mixture in a smooth chutney.
  • While grinding add green chillies too.
  • Now for tadka heat oil in a pan & add urad dal.
  • Cook till urad dal turn brown.
  • Add the curry leaves.
  • Now pour the ground chutney in the frying pan & mix with the tadka.
  • Turn off the flame.
  • Serve this yummy onion tomato chutney with any south Indian dishes or any kulcha or chapati.

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5. South Indian Coconut Chutney

Coconut chutney is mainly south Indian side dish which goes best with all the south Indian food. In this coconut chutney recipe, raw coconut is grated with green chillies & peanuts. (Read: 5 Healthy Navratri Fasting Recipes | Navratri Special Recipes)

Tadka of curry leaves & arhar dal makes it more tempting with some crunchy taste.

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  • Fresh coconut sliced or grated  –  1/2 bowl
  • Raw peanuts  –  1/4 bowl
  • Green Chillies  –  2 tbsp
  • Ginger  –  1 spoon
  • Curd  –  1/2 bowl
  • Water as per required
  • Salt  as per taste

For Tadka

  • Cooking oil  –  1 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds  –  3/4 spoon
  • Curry leaves  –  7-8 leaves
  • Arhar dal  –  1 spoon


  • Take a mixer jar & add grated coconut, green chillies, ginger, peanuts, salt and curd.
  • Grind them into a smooth paste.
  • Add water if necessary according to the consistency of chutney you want.
  • Take out the chutney in a bowl.
  • Heat a frying pan & add oil to it.
  • Add mustard seeds and arhar dal.
  • Saute it for half. min. Pour the curry leaves & stir it again for half min.
  • Now pour this tadka on the chutney & mix it well.
  • Yummy tangy coconut chutney is ready to enhance the taste of idli, dosa, vada and many other south Indian cuisine.

Indian coconut chutney - chutney with idli and dosa

Enjoy Cooking..!!!

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