Imagine pani puri without tamarind chutney, samosa without mint chutney, vada pav without garlic chutney or dal rice without mango chutney. Sounds a tad lusterless, don’t you think? The street food especially is a sensational delight thanks to a gamut of flavours from wide range of chutneys used. ‘Chutney' means a paste or a thick sauce that is used as a condiment in Asia.
Here are some from the biggest range of chutneys available at Berlin based Spice Village supermarket. Foodies are even shopping online in Germany and across Europe for getting some of their favourite chutneys delivered at doorstep.
Ashoka Date and Tamarind Chutney
This sweet and tangy goodness is a must buy for all your chaat recipes. You can even add water and make it thin enough to use for pani puri preparations. The chutney is ideal for dahi vada, sev puri, delhi chaat, samosa chaat, papdi chaat, aloo chaat and bhel. It is popularly known as Khajoor Imli ki Chutney.
Ashoka Sweet Mango Chutney
How we wish the mango season would last all year round! Sweet mango chutney is mainly made from raw mango, sugar, vinegar and red chilli powder. The chutney has a sweet and sour punch. It goes well with vegetarian meals like dal rice, vegetable curries and chapati.
Patak’s Hot Mango Chutney
This mango chutney is also made from quality raw mangoes with chilli powder, ginger, garlic and red chilli powder. It is spicy and salty in taste with a sour punch from the mango. A Favourite with dal tadka and jeera rice, this chutney is popular across India for its wonderful flavour.
Ashoka’s Mint Chutney with Olive Oil
Street food and mint chutney go hand in hand. From samosas to bhel, different types of chaats and even tandoori dishes like chicken tikka or paneer tikka complement well with mint chutney. It has great digestive properties and provides relief from the spices in the food.
It is made predominantly from fresh mint leaves, some coriander leaves and garlic. The blissful taste adds a delightful aroma and flavour to sandwiches also.
Ashoka’s Garlic Chutney with Olive Oil
Garlic chutney or lehsun ki chutney has many die-hard fans. The unique taste and flavour of this chutney make dishes like masala dosa, vada pav and bhel puri taste out of this world! It is mainly made from garlic cloves, salt, sugar, red chilli and cumin.
It is served in Indian households as a spicy accompaniment with lunch. Due to the sharp taste and aroma of this fiery red chutney, you might wish to use a mouthwash after!
Aachi Coriander Thokku
Popular in South India, coriander thokku is usually made from fresh coriander leaves, onion, cumin, fenugreek, oil and other spices. You can spread it on a sandwich or serve it on the dining table with meal. It has a thick gravy like consistency. In fact, you can even whip up some cooked rice with 1-2 of spoons of coriander thokku and you have yourself a meal.
Ching’s Schezwan Chutney
This pungent ginger-garlic flavoured, spicy red chutney adds a burst of flavour to any Asian or Indo-Chinese recipe you make at home. You can even serve it alongside some broth, hakka noodles or fried rice for the additional oomph.
If you are a fan of fusion, you can use the chutney to make schezwan dosa, schewan idli or even serve with bhajias (fritters).
Buy All Chutney here: https://www.spicevillage.eu/collections/chutneysThe population in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are no strangers to using a variety of chutneys and pickles with different meals in different seasons. A simple chutney can brighten up a meal and amp up your appetite with a mouthwatering sensation. Shop for some wonderful accompaniments to your meals today!