This piece of information is from The Spruce Eats: I couldnt have worded it better myself!
Chutney is best known as a condiment originating in India, the concept has spread worldwide and transformed to suit local tastes. The term chutney comes from the East Indian chatni, meaning “strongly spiced,” and refers to a condiment which usually consists of a mix of chopped fruits, vinegar, spices, and sugar cooked into a chunky spread.
The sweet, tart, and spicy flavor complements strong-flavored meats such as wild game, but also works well with beef, pork, and chicken. Chutney perks up cheeses and sweeter versions make a fabulous spread on crackers, toast, or bagels.
Here are some ideas for how to use chutney!
- Have it on a sandwich – add it to chicken salad
- Serve it alongside a cheese, and-or preserved, cured meat platter
- Mix it into ground beef or pork and use for meatloaf or sausage roll filling
- Serve it on the side of a meat pie or and empanada
- Eat it with any kind of cooked pork dish (e.g. chops, tenderloin, ham, etc.)
- Serve it with grilled sausages
- Serve it with roasted chicken or turkey
- Serve it with pate
- Warm goat cheese or brie, pour chutney over it and serve
- Mix it with Greek yogurt to make a dip
- Puree it and glaze meat, roasted sweet potatoes, butternut squash, etc.
- Puree it and use as a dipping sauce for egg rolls, samosa, any fried food!
- Puree it and add it to salad dressing
- Serve it with a grilled cheese sandwich
- Serve it on the side of Indian dishes like curry
- Serve it on a burger, especially a cheese or veggie burger