AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR CHUTNIS
Chutni is the Hindi spelling for chutney. They may sound the same but, in reality
they are quite different. The British chutney is generally sweet and vinegary and
eaten with cheese, meats and at Christmas; delicious but often limited in use and
flavour profile. An Indian chutni, on the other hand, is ingredient-led and full
of flavour, whether herby, nutty or fruity, tangy, sweet and spicy. They span a
range of tastes and flavours, are eaten daily with meals, snacks and street food
and are entirely entwined with the very fabric of Indian food.
Simply choose a chutni to find out more...
The Spice Tailor chutneys are authentic in flavour and based on some regional favourites.
They have always been eaten with street foods, snacks, kebabs, breads and meals
but for generations wily cooks have been using these chutneys in their cooking to
add flavour to their dishes. We think our chutneys taste delicious as they are but
can be used as pastes to enrich a curry or a sauce, be stirred into vegetables or
added to stir-fries. They can be used as marinades for a BBQ but equally, added to
a little yoghurt, mayonnaise, sour cream or other, they can be lovely dips to complement
any grilled or roasted meal or spread over bread to make a sandwich, wrap or burger.
Along with our chutneys, we have included a lime and chilli pickle that needs little
explaining except to say that it has really clean and clear flavours and is an old family recipe. We always
have some at home as it’s how my husband’s family like their pickle. It features regularly in our everyday meals as it works well and enhances most dishes without confusing the dishes. I find it really
easy to pair with all types of meals and snacks without confusing the flavours.
Chutney is from the Sanskrit word for “to lick”. We feel that our chutneys are befitting
of their name. We hope you love them as much as we do.