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[chuht-nee] /ˈtʃʌt ni/
noun, plural chutneys.
a sauce or relish of East Indian origin, often compounded of both sweet and sour ingredients, as fruits and herbs, with spices and other seasoning.
Origin of chutney
1805-15; < Hindi chatnī Unabridged
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  • And a monkfish vindaloo was not as intriguing as it sounded, requiring more than its fair share of long-bean chutney.
  • It was smothered with goat cheese and mango chutney.
  • Popular toppings include a medium beef gravy, catsup, pickle relish or chutney.
  • Center potluck dinners have featured peach chutney, cherry cobbler, and pesto pasta created from garden.
  • Prepare meat dishes that incorporate fruit, such as chicken with apricots or with mango chutney.
British Dictionary definitions for chutney


a pickle of Indian origin, made from fruit, vinegar, spices, sugar, etc: mango chutney
a type of music popular in the Caribbean Asian community, much influenced by calypso
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi catni, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for chutney

1813, from Hindi chatni.

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