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20 Amazing Quick and Easy Chutney Recipes (so tasty!)

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I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of any Indian meal is definitely the chutney! Actually, chutney is really versatile and can go with loads of different meals, it really is the perfect side dish.

Amazing Quick and Easy Chutney Recipes | Hurry The Food Up

Take a look at the wide range of chutneys in this compilation!

In fact, there’s such a wide range that I decided to split them into fruit and vegetable chutneys to make it a bit easier to find your favourite.

What is chutney?

Chutney is a preserved relish that originates from India. It is commonly eaten as a condiment to lots of Indian dishes.

Made from a fruit, or vegetable and then blended with herbs or spices to give it flavour before being preserved in sugar or vinegar.

You can also find chutney eaten with crusty bread, cold meats, and cheeses.

Vegetable Chutney Recipes

Here is a collection of chutney recipes made from veggies, they’re super tasty as they’re made with fresh ingredients. Bon appétit!

1. Red Onion Chutney

Check out the recipe here
4.76 from 57 votes
Protein: 1g
Calories: 185kcal
Ready in:35 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: simple ingredients, easy, low sugar, and low calorie

This tangy yet sweet red onion chutney is animal-friendly, low in sugar, and incredibly tasty. It’s also easy to make, which is a massive win.

2. Green Chutney / Mint Cilantro Chutney

Protein: 1g
Calories: 23kcal
Ready in: 13 minutes
Recipe by: PipingPotCurry
Bonus: mega quick, spicy, full of flavor chutney

A cool, tangy, and spicy green chutney made using coriander and mint leaves.

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3. Andhra Style Peanut & Tomato Chutney

Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: Cookilicious
Bonus: simple ingredients, very quick, tasty, and versatile 🙂

Peanut Tomato Chutney is a popular chutney recipe from Andhra Pradesh, India. It serves as a great side for Idli/Dosa/Uttapam/Pessarattu. Simple & delicious.

4. Spicy Baby Tomato & Sweet Pepper Chutney

Ready in: 1 hour (just 10 minutes to prepare)
Recipe by: FabFood4All
Bonus: super tasty, easy, and full of health benefits

This easy-to-make Spicy Baby Tomato & Sweet Pepper Chutney dances on the tongue with notes of sweet, sour, and spice. You’ll want to eat this chutney straight out of the jar it’s so good!

5. Carrot Chutney Recipe

Protein: 3g
Calories: 181kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: Mrishtanna
Bonus: quick, healthy, and easy to make

Easy and delicious carrot chutney goes well with rice and chapati.

6. Dhaniya Chutney | Indian Cilantro Coriander Chutney

Protein: 1g
Calories: 11kcal
Ready in: 7 minutes
Recipe by: EasyCookingWithMolly
Bonus: delicious, quick, and fresh chutney

Dhaniya Chutney | Indian Cilantro Coriander Chutney: this extremely delicious, quick, and most popular Indian green chutney recipe is made using fresh cilantro, tomato, lemon, and water.

It’s also known as Samosa Chutney or Dosa chutney. Pairs amazingly with ALL Savory Indian snacks, salads, savory entrees, or just about anything.

7. Runner Bean Chutney

Protein: 0.5g
Calories: 33kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 30 minutes (30 minutes to prepare)
Recipe by: GreedyGourmet
Bonus: easy, healthy, and versatile

This runner bean chutney is perfect when you have a glut of runner beans left over from your allotment. This chutney recipe is easy to prepare and makes a perfect Christmas present.

8. Smoked Eggplant Chutney

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: KannansKitchen
Bonus: quick, easy, flavorful, and delicious 🙂

Amazingly creamy smoked Eggplant Chutney /Sutta kathirikkai Chutney is easy, hearty, and comforting!

The eggplants are smoked perfectly and the smokiness in this chutney makes it very distinct and SO flavorful! You won’t be able to stop at one bowl.

9. Flaxseed Chutney (Dry) / Alsi ki Chutney (Powder)

Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: FoodTrails25
Bonus: very simple, spicy, and versatile

Flaxseed Chutney powder is a super healthy spice mix that is quick simple and easy to prepare.

Bursting with the nutty flavor of flaxseeds and other spices used, it is a keeper recipe for all the foodies, health-conscious, and busy bees!!

10. Green Chutney

Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: JollyHomeMadeRecipes
Bonus: easy, quick, healthy, and delicious

Green Chutney or Hari chutney is an easy and quick spicy accompaniment made with fresh green coriander leaves along with some spices.

This hari chutney plays an important role in Indian Cuisine and is best going with street foods like papdi chaat, aloo tikki, khaman dhokla, samosa, and many varieties of Indian snacks.

If you’d love more Indian snack ideas check out this compilation of 21 Healthy Low-Calorie Indian Snacks.

11. Avocado Cilantro Chutney Dressing

Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: TheBellyRulesTheMind
Bonus: quick, easy, and full of health benefits

This Avocado Cilantro Chutney Dressing is super healthy and is full of deliciousness. Thick & creamy. Ready in 5 minutes. This is going to be your new favorite.

Use it as a dip, slather it on a sandwich, or use it as a chutney. Trust me you are going to be hooked on this!!!

What do you think of the list so far, has it got your taste buds tingling? Chutney is a great dish to make in a double batch or more!

Fruit Chutney Recipes

It’s quite odd how chutney is viewed as a savory condiment when there are so many that are made with fruit! It’s a great way to combine that sweet and sour flavor.

12. Tomato Chutney

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4.93 from 13 votes
Protein: 14.9g
Calories: 770kcal
Ready in:30 minutes

Bonus: healthy, easy, versatile, mega tasty 🙂

Taking the best from both Indian and British chutneys, this Anglo-Indian is the easiest, quickest and tastiest tomato chutney you’ll find on either continent.

The health benefits of eating tomatoes are awesome. They’re full of antioxidants that may help fight lots of diseases.

If you can’t wait any longer try this recipe straight away! (But don’t forget to check out all the other yummy chutneys listed underneath)

4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
Servings:1 small bowl




  • Chop the garlic cloves and the red onions. In a deep pan pour the oil, add the garlic and onions and fry on a low-medium heat until transparent.
    2 red onion, 2 cloves garlic, 2 tbsp olive oil
  • In the meantime, cut the ripe tomatoes into small pieces. Add to the pan and fry for two minutes on high heat. Add the raisins, the white vinegar, the brown sugar and the spices: sweet paprika, chopped chilli peppers and the cardamom seeds. Simmer all the ingredients into a medium heat, uncovered for 20 minutes or until thickened.
    8 small and ripe tomato, ¼ cup raisins, 8 tbsp vinegar, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 2 red chili pepper, 1 tsp paprika powder, 3 cardamom seeds


  • Blend all in a food processor or with a hand blender. Easy.


Thanks Cris for this awesome recipe!


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13. Persimmon Chutney

Protein: 4.9g
Calories: 502kcal
Ready in: 1 hour (30 minutes to prepare)
Recipe by: GreedyGourmet
Bonus: easy, spicy, full of flavour

Persimmon Chutney might sound exotic but is easy to make. Learn how to put your own twist, with spices, on this unique recipe.

14. Apple Chutney with Ginger

Protein: 0.5g
Calories: 82kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: Cadry’sKitchen
Bonus: quick, healthy and versatile chutney

Use this warming chutney as a dip with vegetable samosas or as a topping on a holiday roast (try our other simple dip ideas here!). Slide it on top of seitan sausages, or serve it with your favorite curry.

So many delicious options! Makes 1 cup of apple chutney.

15. Cranberry Chutney

Protein: 1g
Calories: 60kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: TwoSleevers
Bonus: incredibly tasty, healthy, and quick

This spicy, sweet, and tangy Cranberry Chutney will wow your guests and make a wonderful addition to your cheese tray! Plus it’s low carb and easy to make!

16. Easy Spicy Mango Chutney

Ready in: 1 hour 6 minutes (just 20 minutes to prepare)
Recipe by: FabFood4All
Bonus: healthy, versatile, has a great taste 🙂

This Easy Spicy Mango Chutney is a fusion of beautiful sweet mango, Indian spices, ginger, garlic, and red chili.

Bursting with flavor and the perfect accompaniment to curries, cold meats, and cheese – this delicious mango chutney really packs a punch (try more mango recipes here!)!

17. Quick Fresh Peach Chutney

Protein: 1g
Calories: 114kcal
Ready in: 55 minutes (20 minutes to prepare)
Recipe by: BoulderLocavore
Bonus: delicious, healthy, and versatile 🙂

Chutney is a wonderful addition to curries and crusty bread and cheese. This Fresh Peach Chutney is whipped up in less than an hour, making it a great unexpected addition to any meal.

18. Rhubarb Chutney with Strawberries and Ginger

Calories: 49kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: HappyKitchen
Bonus: mega easy, quick and delicious

This tangy and sweet rhubarb chutney with strawberries and ginger is packed with nutrients while being vegan and incredibly delicious! Perfect for BBQ!

19. Cranberry Prosecco Chutney

Ready in: 1 hour 18 minutes (just 5 minutes to prepare)
Recipe by: PaleoGlutenFreeGuy
Bonus: incredibly tasty and full of health benefits

This chutney’s gorgeous jewel tones are just the beginning. This sweet, tart, spicy, savory relish will brighten up any party.

20. Coconut Chutney

Protein: 2g
Calories: 195kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: Mrishtanna
Bonus: super quick, mega easy, versatile, and spicy chutney

Coconut chutney is the perfect pairing primarily for South Indian breakfast recipes such as Dosa, Idli, Pongal, and even vada.

It is a combination of green chilies, ginger, and other spices ground with shredded coconut.

Chutney FAQs

What makes a chutney A chutney?

What makes chutney a chutney is that it is a condiment made from a combination of fruits or vegetables mixed with spices and preserved in sugar or vinegar.

When it is boiled and then simmered down it created a thick syrupy consistency. This jam-like substance is then placed, cool, into a glass container to store.

What food is commonly used in chutneys?

Commonly, chutney is made from fruit like mango or cranberry, or a vegetable like red onion, or tomato. It is then spiced to varying degrees and preserved.

As you can see from this collection there are loads of options when it comes to choosing what to put in your chutney.

How long does homemade chutney last?

If fully sealed at the preservation stage, homemade chutney can last a year in a cool, dry place. Once opened, it’s recommended to be kept in the fridge and used within 4 weeks.

How to make chutney?

As you’ve seen from my red onion chutney recipe it is really easy to make chutney.

  • Prep work – Dice the onion and chili pepper thinly, and grate the garlic.
  • Cook work – Cook the onion and chili for fifteen minutes.
  • Add the garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper for another five minutes. Then add the balsamic vinegar and bring to a boil on high heat and stir until evaporated.
  • To finish – Allow it to cool before placing it in a glass jar to store.

With all these recipes for homemade chutney, you won’t be able to choose which one’s your all-time favorite!

But whether you prefer peanut chutney, Indian chutneys, red chutney, or mint chutney, there are plenty of healthy chutney recipes to choose from in this compilation. I’m sure you’ll agree!

For plenty of meal ideas that would go well with chutney take a look at my compilation of 75 Vegan Indian Recipes.

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  1. I’m going to try several of these this year for Thanksgiving to go with the Turkey to make it more interesting. I think I’ll try the Red Onion, the Apple and of course the Cranberry.

    1. Sounds great! I looooove the red onion one especially

  2. I see they’re ready quickly. Great . Can I ask if they can be stored and for how long ? Thanks.

    1. Hi Fe – they usually last a good few weeks as they’re caramelised already. Just make sure to use a perfectly clean jar and lid, that’s important. You can also seal them using long-lasting techniques (google ‘canning’ or ‘jarring’) and then they’ll really last for ages! Hope that helps 🙂

  3. Awesome chutney collection. Pinning this soon! Thank you for including my recipe:)

    1. Hey Uma! Thank you – and thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. Awesome collection!! Each one of a dab share.. thanks for including mine..

    1. Thanks Swati, and thanks for sharing! Looks awesome

  5. Loving all these delicious looking chutneys! Thank you for including a couple of mine:-)C

    1. Thanks for sharing them, Camilla! They look lush!

  6. All the chutneys look sooooo yummy & easy to make! Saving the list to try soon 🙂

    1. Thanks Molly! Yes, they’re awesomely easy. Enjoy 🙂