1. Tamarind Chutney Ingredients:
Wash the tamarind and place it with jaggery, sugar, dates and water in a deep boiling pan. Soak for a few minutes. Put to boil for approximately 7-8 minutes. Then cool to room temperature. Blend in an electric blender till smooth. Strain the paste and transfer it to the pan again. Boil till thick enough to coat the back of a spoon thinly. Add the seasoning and cool again. Store in clean airtight bottles and refrigerate.
2. Podi chutney Ingredients:
Heat a tbsp of oil in a kadai and roast the red chillies until little brown. Keep them aside; repeat the same process separately for urad dal and chana dal. Let them roast until nice aroma comes. Make sure you have at least 1/2 tbsp of oil every time you roast different lentils. Add another tbsp of oil and fry coriander seeds and cumin seeds until slightly brownish. In the remaining oil, fry the curry leaves until they are dry and fragile. At last just add the tamarind and switch off the flame. Cool down all the ingredients. Start by grinding the urad dal, chana dal, red chillies, coriander seeds and cumin seeds. Grind it to coarse powder rather than fine. Add the tamarind and curry leaves and grind again to form a coarse powder. Finally add the garlic pods and grind again. You could adjust salt at any point of time. Store it in an air tight container for best results. Podi serves as a perfect side dish for Dosa, Idli and Chapathi.
3. Red Chilli Chutney Ingredients:
Heat the oil and add the chillies. Keeping flame very low, fry for a min until they start to splutter and emit a nice aroma of roasted chillies. Remove the chillies and add the sliced shallots to the same pan. Fry until golden. Add the hing, garlic, and salt. Stir through and switch off the flame. Add the tamarind piece at the end. Cool completely and grind with the chillies to a smooth paste.
4. Salsa Ingredients:
Pulse all ingredients together in a blender until desired consistency is reached. Season it with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or refrigerate in a container for up to 3 days.
5. Guava Chutney Ingredients:
Chop the guava removing all the seeds. Grind it along with all the above ingredients to a smooth paste.
6. Jain Wood Apple Chutney Ingredients:
Mix all the ingredients and grind them to paste.
7. Sindhi Mango Chutney Ingredients:
Soak dates in warm water until soft. Combine dates, melon, mango and hot pepper in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine nuts, garlic and spices; set aside. Combine sugar and water in a large pan and heat over medium. Boil until sugar completely dissolves and thick syrup forms. Add mango mixture and salt, and cook over medium-high heat until mixture begins to thicken and is reduced by about half. Add nut and spice mixture, then vinegar. Cook 5 minutes more. Pour into hot sterilized jars and seal.
8. Ayurvedic Cilantro-Coriander Chutney Ingredients:
Blend cilantro, lemon juice and water. Add the remaining ingredients and blend into a paste. Store in an airtight glass container for up to one week. In temperate countries, chutneys are at times prepared using home ingredients like apples, peaches or tomatoes. Flavourings are invariably added to the mixture. These can include sugar, salt, garlic, tamarind, onion, or ginger. Spices most usually included to prepare contain fenugreek, coriander, cumin and asafoetida or hing.
(Last Updated on : 16-12-2014)