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Apr 17, 2010 03:47 PM

My new addiction: cilantro chutney..... how can i eat more of it?

My favorite use of it so far is to add it to Indian dishes, particularly mixed together with yogurt to make a crazy addictive dip similar to raita.

I'd like to use it more often, but can't for the life of me come up with interesting flavor combos... any suggestions?


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  1. Should be good on grilled fish and meats, depending on the recipe.

    1. It has an assertive, herby, sour and hot taste? That would match up well with pork, a balance to its sweetness and richness.

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      1. re: SouthernHoo

        Exactly. It is really, really delicious. I have a pork loin roast in the freezer I need to make soon. I could serve it with that. I guess it works best as a condiment. I can't imagine roasting it (as in marinating the pork roast or frankly anything), b/c it's got such a fresh, springy flavor...

      2. i bet it would be terrific in fish tacos. you could also blend it into cream cheese or cottage cheese to spread on toast or crackers. maybe a garnish for fresh pea soup or roasted carrots?

        1. I've been hooked on this stuff for about three years myself. Also a staple in my raita, but I'll be darned if it doesn't make the best sour cream chip dip i've ever had. I'm not a big potato chip eater, but I can't stop eating this:

          8 oz s cream
          nice spoonfull of the Chutney. ( I buy it. Bright green thin jar about 6 inches tall. Deshi Chutney)
          Juice of a lime
          Spoonful of garam masala
          Handfull of fresh cilantro
          fresh chile
          fresh ground pepper
          salt to taste.
          Puree it all - add a touch of water if needed.

          Try to let it sit in the fridge for the flavors to meld.
          Eat it all with potato chips. It's sick good.

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          1. re: gordeaux

            That sounds lovely, g, and I think mine's the same brand. It's got a cute little kick to it, and is just overall so fantastic! I'll have to try that dip. Maybe use veggies, tho, instead of chips, for the sake of my hips. So they don't lie hahaha.

            1. re: linguafood

              Now that i think about it, I'm gonna try to make a salad dressing out of it. Like a really tangy one. Mayo, yogurt, lime juice - that kinda thing. Extra chile though for a "surprise" to the dressing.

              Also, beware the sugar content of trying other brands of this. I stick to swad and nirav brand. I tried another brand once, and didn't read the label. It was waaaaaay too sweet.

            2. re: gordeaux

              gordeaux, where does one find this chutney? Asian food store? Or catalog? I've never heard of it...thanks!

              1. re: Val

                I get it from a local Indian grocery store. I've seen it in several of the Indian grocers I frequent. I've seen other brands as well. The kind I use is most frequently in the refrigerated section. I just did a quick search, looks like it's avail for shipping if you can't find it on a shelf:

                  1. re: gordeaux

                    Our Wegmans has the Swad brand in their International/Indian section. But we also have an Indian grocery store that carries a different brand which I haven't tried. I'm VERY happy with the flavor combination of fresh, green cilantro, the cumin and that lil serrano kick. It truly is addictive. And to think I did not like cilantro until a few years ago. Pffffff.

              2. My mum adds diced boiled potatoes to the chutney for a yummy side dish. I also like these chutney potatoes stuffed between 2 slices of bread as a sandwich.

                You can also use it as a condiment on sandwiches (just be sure to eat the sandwiches quickly so the bread doesn't get soggy!)