Chutney is a traditional Indian condiment that is made from fruit, sugar, and spices. It's a wonderfully versatile ingredient to have in the kitchen. Chutneys are good for more than just Indian dishes. Try chutneys as an accompaniment to cheese, as a sauce for meats (especially pork, lamb, and chicken), stirred into rice, as a sandwich spread, or even over ice cream.
01 of 07
Stonewall Kitchen is one of my favorite specialty foods companies. Their chutneys are delicious. Chunky, with lots of fruit and spices, well balanced. Flavors include Apple Cranberry Chutney, Fresh Mango Chutney, and Old Farmhouse Chutney. Stonewall Kitchen is a New England company with headquarters in Maine.
02 of 07
Clare and Nevill Turner know about chutney. Clare grew up in East Africa and Nevill in England, and they met in the Caribbean where they made chutney together. Their company is located in Washington, Virginia, where they specialize in Southern-style chutneys, which are sweeter and a little spicy. They go well with pork and chicken dishes. Varieties include Spicy Plum, Hot Peach, Mango, Sweet Peach, and Rhubarb. The chutneys are made with all-natural ingredients and can be found in whole food stores across the country and specialty shops along the East Coast.
03 of 07
Wild Thymes make all of their products right on the farm located in New York’s Hudson Valley. These chutneys aren't as chunky as most you'll find, but they are popping with flavor. Great stuff. Flavors include Plum Currant Ginger Chutney, Caribbean Peach Lime Chutney, Apricot Cranberry Walnut Chutney, and Mango Papaya Chutney.
04 of 07
The Cinnabar Specialty Foods company is located in Arizona. Neera's Chutneys are named after their creator, Neera Tandon, a native of India. Neera's Chutneys come in a variety of wonderful flavors, both traditional and more creative examples. Mango Chutney, Pear Cardamom Chutney, Tomato Mint Chutney, Peach Chutney, Hot Vegetable Chutney, and Ginger Pineapple Chutney.
For something really flavorful, check out the Ginger Pineapple Chutney with green ginger, fennel, jalapeños, and cashews.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
New England Cranberry is a Massachusetts company that specializes in cranberry products. Their chutneys have a sweet, fruity flavor. Varieties include Cranberry Chutney, Cranberry Mango Chutney, and Cranberry Apple Chutney.
06 of 07
Busha Browne is a Jamaican company. Their products reflect Jamaican cookery and are made with produce from local small farmers. Available in two styles: Original Banana Chutney and Spicy Fruit Chutney. Banana Chutney is great with cheese or over ice cream. Busha Browne chutneys are available for sale online or at certain gourmet food stores like Dean & Deluca and Whole Foods.
07 of 07
Although only a couple of years old, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company is making a big name for itself. Simply made with the freshest ingredients, it's like you made it yourself (minus the work).
Flavors include Royal Mint, Royal Plum, Royal Tomato, Royal Cranberry, Royal Pomegranate. The Mint and Tomato Chutneys are on the spicy side, while the rest are sweeter. I'm a big fan of the Royal Pomegranate.