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Chutney (Hindi: चटनी) is a loan word incorporated into English from Hindi-Urdu describing a pasty sauce in South Asia[1] and other South Asian cuisines. It is derived from caṭnī (Marathi: चटणी, Tamil: சட்னி, Kannada: ಚಟ್ನಿ, Hindi: चटनी, Urdu: چٹنی, Malayalam: ചമ്മന്തി, Telugu: పచ్చడి) a term for a class of spicy preparations used as an accompaniment for a main dish. Chutneys usually contain an idiosyncratic but complementary spice and vegetable mix.

Chutneys are wet or dry, having a coarse to fine texture. The Anglo-Indian loan word refers to fresh and pickled preparations indiscriminately, with preserves often sweetened. At least several Northern Indian languages use the word for fresh preparations only. A different word Pakistani Pickle/achār (Hindi: अचार) applies to preserves that often contain oil but are rarely sweet. Vinegar or citrus juice may be added as preservatives, or fermentation in the presence of salt may be used to create acid.

Nuvvula Pachadi (నువ్వుల పచ్చడి, तिल की चटनी)

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Nuvvula Pachadi (నువ్వుల పచ్చడి, तिल की चटनी) This chutney is full of flavor as it is made with sesame seeds. It is very rich in healthy fatty acids, minerals and vitamins that are very good for our body. The aroma of sesame seeds comes when they are slightly roasted. Regional Dish: Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, […]

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Kothimeera Pachadi (धनिया की चटनी, కొత్తిమీర పచ్చడి, கொத்தமல்லி சட்னி)

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Kothimeera Pachadi (धनिया की चटनी, కొత్తిమీర పచ్చడి, கொத்தமல்லி சட்னி)This chutney is very native to all South Indian homes, Even though it is served as a side in breakfast of lunch or dinner , it enhances the recipe with which it is served.  As it is made fresh, green coriander leaves , the aroma is tempting […]

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Hummus ( हामास)

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Hummus ( हामास)Hummus , It is chickpea / garbanzo beans dip or spread , which is staple in middle east cuisine.It is rich in proteins, good fat, iron and fiber. It is very much vegan too , it can be enjoyed with any food as a spread that is from pita bread, pita chips , […]

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Guacamole (गुआकामोले )

guacamole

Guacamole  (गुआकामोले) Guacamole, who doesn’t know what it means, It is a famous Mexican salad or a side that goes with any thing , not just Mexican food. It can be served with tortilla chips, Tacos, as a spread, with veggies,  on a French bread , burgers , eggs , roll in a chapatti etc. […]

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Cauliflower Pachadi (కౌలియఫ్లవర్ పచ్చడి, பூக்கோசு பச்சடி, फूलगोभी की चटनी)

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Cauliflower Pachadi (కౌలియఫ్లవర్ పచ్చడి, பூக்கோசு பச்சடி, फूलगोभी की चटनी) is a great condiment to serve with any meal or with sandwiches. This is a simple, delicious and healthy home made recipe. Regional Dish : Andhra; Tamil Nadu; Kerala; South India and North India. Cuisine Style : Andhra | Cooking Time 20 minutes | Take with […]

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Dosakaya Pachadi (దోసకాయ పచ్చడి, வேலரிகாய் பச்சடி, ककड़ी की चटनी)

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Dosakaya Pachadi (దోసకాయ పచ్చడి, வேலரிகாய் பச்சடி, ककड़ी की चटनी) It is a traditional Andhra Pachadi. This pachadi has to be thick. So to blend in all the ingredients well by adding only tamarind. Regional Dish : Andhra; Tamil Nadu; Karnataka; Kerala; South India and North India. Cuisine Style : Andhra | Cooking Time 20 minutes […]

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Ullipaya Pachadi (ఉల్లిపాయ పచ్చడి, வெங்காயம் சட்னி, प्याज की चटनी)

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Ullipaya Pachadi (ఉల్లిపాయ పచ్చడి, வெங்காயம் சட்னி, प्याज की चटनी) This chutney works very well with dosas and is a nice change from the usual chutneys as it has spice and tangyness with a pinch of sweetness too. Regional Dish : Andhra; Tamil Nadu; Kerala; Karnataka; South India and some places in North India. Cuisine Style […]

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Cabbage Pachadi (கோசு பச்சடி, కాబేజీ (కోసు)పచ్చడి, पत्ता गोभी का चटनी)

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Cabbage Pachadi (கோசு பச்சடி, కాబేజీ పచ్చడి, पत्ता गोभी का चटनी) a simple recipe to make Cabbage . This recipe as a side dish for idlis, dosas or even just plain rice. Regional Dish : Tamil Nadu; Andhra; Kerala; South India and North India. Cuisine Style : Tamil Nadu | Cooking Time 25 minutes | Take […]

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