This preserve contains fruit or vegetables, vinegar, sugar and spices. It can range in texture from chunky to smooth and in degrees of spiciness from mild to hot. It's cooked slowly until thick, while some chutneys are a combination of fresh fruits, chopped, seasoned and served uncooked. Whe cooked, chutneys require long, slow cooking to bring our all the flavours, to tenderise all the fruits.
Use: Chutney is a delicious with curried dishes. Sweet chutneys also make interesting bread spreads and are delicious served with cheese. Chutney is a great accompaniment to some fish dishes. Like steamed, grilled or fried fish.