Chutney is a sweet and sour condiment made with fruit or vegetables (or a mixture of both) cooked in vinegar, sugar and spices, until they reach the consistency of a jam. The word comes from the Indian "chatni" which means 'very spicy spice'. However, the origin of this sauce is not Indian, as it is claimed, but rather English and dates back in fact to the colonial era.
The chutney on the market is prepared with tropical fruits or with tomatoes, aubergines, apples and onions. Some types can be found as a puree, others as a jam with whole pieces of fruit or vegetables. In any way chutney can also be made at home and it is used to accompany boiled meats and chicken, ham and fish.