Indian Apple Chutney
Indian Apple Chutney is a delicious side dish or condiment that uses very little sugar to allow the natural sweetness of the apples come through. It’s seasoned with spices like garam masala, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and more. These spices, all combined together, pair perfectly with most Indian dishes.
If you’ve had Indian food, then you’ve had chutney (sometimes served with raita) and there are many of them. Ranging from mint to tamarind, tomato and some are even spicy.
Chutney is usually a sweet, sometimes savory condiment or sauce served with Indian food that is made with fruits or vegetables, herbs and spices. Vinegar is typically added to act as a preserving agent.
I’ve taken inspiration from the fall apple season and let me tell you, this combination of Indian spices are so good with the sweet apples!
Smooth or chunky apple chutney
You can make the sauce as smooth or as chunky as you like. This will depend on how long you cook it.
Mild or spicy apple chutney
This is not a spicy chutney, but you can make it as spicy as you like by adding red chili flakes for just the right amount of desired heat.
How do you serve Indian apple chutney?
It really does pair well with most savory Indian dishes and my favorite is my Tandoori Chicken and everyones favorite, Chicken Tikka Masala. Another option is to spread it on Homemade Naan Bread, or even serve it alongside Indian Spice Rubbed Chicken Thighs.
More Indian Recipes:
- Sweet Potato Samosas
- Northern India Chicken Korma
- Vegetable Indian Curry
- Quick and Easy Chicken Madras
- Indian Dal
How long does this chutney keep?
With addition of vinegar acting as a preservative, you can keep the chutney in a sealed container, refrigerated for months. Even longer using a canning method. The longer it sits, the better the flavor.
Optional additions to Indian Apple chutney:
Raisins or golden raisins are a lovely addition, chili flakes to make it spicy or ginger for a flavor boost.