Indian meals are not complete without relishes, such as raita (yogurt sauce), chutneys
and pickles. Raita cools off food. Chutney and pickles add bite, flavor and often
vital minerals and vitamins, as well. Relishes round out the full circle of flavors
and textures, perk up the appetite and help digest food.
Our food is a delicate blending of spices that is not hot but flavorful. All Indian
food is traditionally eaten with either rice, naan or both. Rice and bread neutralize
the spiciness of Indian food while enhancing the flavors and adding substance to
a meal. The traditional way to eat naan is to tear off bite-size pieces and use
them to scoop up meats or vegetables.
Indian cooking follows the ancient system of Ayurvedic medicine, which is a traditional
holistic approach to medicine native to India. Ayurvedic teachings say the careful
selection and blending of spices and herbs help our bodies become finely tuned physically
and spiritually. For example: Turmeric is an antiseptic both internal and external.
Garlic is good for circulatory ailments. Cloves tone the heart. Black pepper gives
Most Indian restaurants combine pre-boiled meats & vegetables with their generic
base sauce to create many dishes known as a "Short Order Cooking." At
CHUTNEY'S, we do not use any prepared sauce or pre-boiled meats & vegetables.
We cook every dish using our house blend of spices & herbs over a long period of
time. This cooking process produces its own unique sauce resulting in a full range