A jar of apple, peach and apricot chutney

apple chutney with peaches and apricots

Our family apple chutney, or seb aroo aur kabani chutni. Made with apples, peaches and apricots, this is sweet and spicy chutney. It is an ideal accompaniment to almost every Indian dish.

a bowl of coconut chutney

coconut chutney

Getti chutni is a simple versatile chutney to go with most South Indian foods. It is most commonly served with idli, vada or dosa.

a bowl of green chutney

green chutney

Green chutney, hari chutni, or dhania chutni, is fresh chutney made from coriander and mint. It goes with almost everything.

serving dish of mango chutney

mango chutney

This Bengali chutney, am ki chutni, is a tangy, and slightly spicy chutney which goes well with any rice or lentil dish.

a bowl of tamarind and date chutney with some papdi on the side

tamarind and date chutney

Khajur imli ki chutni is one of the most common and instantly recognisable chutneys served throughout India. It has a sweet and sour taste with a bit of chilli heat. The tamarind gives it a tang and the dates give it sweetness.

a dosa on a plate with sambar and chutneys in serving bowls


Dosa are south Indian rice and lentil crepes. They are gluten-free, and are just wonderful as an alternative to bread for your gluten-free friends and family.

a jar of eggplant pickle

egglant pickle

This eggplant pickle, brinjal ka achaar, is deliciously hot and spicy. Great to serve with dal.

serving bowl of chilli achaar

chilli pickle

This green chilli pickle, hari mirch ka achaar is hot and intensely chilli flavoured. It is cooked largely in the sun, with lemon juice, salt and spices.

green apple pickle

green apple pickle

Seb ka achaar is an uncooked apple pickle It is hot, spicy and intense with a fresh flavour from the apple.

a serving dish of sweet lemon pickle

sweet lemon pickle

Khatta meetha nimbu ka achaar is a hot, sweet and sour lemon pickle, typical of pickles from Rajasthan.

a serving spoon of hot lime pickle

hot lime pickle

With chunky pieces of fruit and robust spices, this tangy lime pickle, nimbu ka achaar, is an ideal accompaniment to everything in this cookbook.

a serving spoon of grated mango pickle

shredded mango pickle

Manga thokku is a grated green mango pickle. It is hot, and very tangy from the sourness of the raw mango.