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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.

Snake gourd Yogurt Chutney (పొట్లకాయ పెరుగు పచ్చడి, போட்லகைய தயிர் சட்னி, नाश्ता लौकी दही चटनी)

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Snake gourd Yogurt Chutney (పొట్లకాయ పెరుగు పచ్చడి, போட்லகைய தயிர் சட்னி, नाश्ता लौकी दही चटनी) It is highly nutritious vegetable and is widely used in South Indian cuisine. Snake Gourd is a popular vegetable of Indian Origin. This vegetable is great for vegetarian cooking. Regional Dish : Andhra; Tamilnadu; Karnataka; South India; some places in North […]

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Ugadi pachadi (ఉగాది పచ్చడి, உகாதி பச்சடி, उगादि चटनी)

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Ugadi pachadi (ఉగాది పచ్చడి, உகாதி பச்சடி, उगादि चटनी) Ugadi is a new year for telugu and kannada people , it is Gudi padva in Maharstra. Ugadi pachadi is prepared by andhra people which is a combinarion of 6 tastes / flavours each standing for a special character a man experiences in life. That is salty, spicy, tangy, bitter, […]

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