Try Out These Recipes Of French, Italian And Thai Chutneys
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Most people love to have a dash of mint or coriander chutney with their lunch and dinner. Condiments make a whole lot of difference to the food palate and can spice up a bland meal in a jiffy. However, seldom do we think of chutneys outside the desi food game. 

Fusion cooking has opened up forums for chefs, home chefs and cooking enthusiasts to experiment with ingredients native to different cuisines. The boundaries of how a particular dish is made is blurring and variations of fusion dishes are upcoming. Pizza roti, moti choor laddu parfait - are all examples of fusion cooking. The result of this type of cooking, sometimes, knocks everyone’s socks off. 

Chutney and pickles are also an arena which has gone through many fusion cooking experiments. While you and I stick to our regional favourites, food bloggers from all over the world, have experimented with various recipes and given us some amazing sauce chutneys. Here are a few chutney recipes from all over the world that you should try, with your next bowl of rice. 

1. Thai Basil Chutney 


  1. Thai basil leaves 
  2. 2-3 minced garlic cloves 
  3. 1 medium Onion
  4. 1 tomato 
  5. Salt 
  6. 1 Thai red bird chilli (also called bird’s eye chilli) 


  1. Chop 3 cloves of garlic, one tomato, one onion and one Thai red bird chilli and put it in a blender. 
  2. Add salt and a handful of Thai basil leaves and blend till coarse. 
  3. Enjoy the Thai chutney with any regular meal from the Indian cuisine. 

2. Italian Mostarda Chutney


  1. 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar 
  2. Chopped ripe pears
  3. 2 bay leaves 
  4. 113gram dried cranberries 
  5. 2 tablespoons of ground mustard 
  6. 1lb apples peeled and chopped into ½-inch pieces
  7. 2 tablespoons of mustard seeds 
  8. 113gram dried cherries 
  9. Salt 
  10. Pepper 


  1. Prepare the fruits by washing, peeling and cutting them. 
  2. In a medium sized wok, put all the ingredients.
  3. Cook over medium heat and let it boil for 15 minutes. 
  4. Enjoy the Italian chutney fresh with any variety of bread of your choice. 

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3. French Onion And Tomato Chutney 

Ingredients : 

  1. Sliced onions
  2. Pepper 
  3. Chopped tomatoes 
  4. 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  5. 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  6. Smoked paprika powder
  7. Half cup honey
  8. Salt


  1. In a wok, sauté the thinly sliced onions over medium heat and sprinkle some salt. 
  2. Caramelise the onions for 20 minutes on low heat and switch off the stove. 
  3. Transfer the onion mixture to a large wok and add the rest of the ingredients. 
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for another 50 minutes until the ingredients have reduced and thickened. 
  5. Enjoy your chutney with any meal of your choice.