India is famous for its chutneys.
A chutney is a fresh or cooked relish. It is usually eaten in small amounts to add flavor and to accentuate a meal.
A fresh chutney in India is customarily ground fresh on grinding stone and is made fresh daily. It is made of peanuts, cashews, fresh herbs like cilantro or mint, fresh chilies, ginger, garlic and fresh green mangoes or lime juice with spices. Fresh chutneys are very refreshing.
Cooked chutneys are made seasonally using fruits such as tomatoes, mangoes, pineapples, tamarind, apples, and pears. These fruits are combined with seasonings like ginger, hot chilies and lemon juice and cooked with spices to create heavenly concoction of tastes.