Most chutney varieties are basically served as a dipping sauce with Indian snacks. Some of the chutney variants are served as a side with a main course Indian meal while some of them are used as toppings for the awesome Indian chaat snacks
Chutney’s are made from a wide range of ingredients, from fruits and vegetables to nuts. They can also vary widely in consistency (smooth or chunky), preparation (cooked or raw), and presentation (as a side dish, dip, or condiment).
Mostly the chutney variants used in snacks or for sandwiches are always made with fresh herbs like coriander or mint. The coriander chutney or mint chutney is a bright herby chutney that brings in a lot of freshness when you accompany them with a snack, especially fried snacks like Samosa, Pakoda, Kachori.
The tangy and sweet Tamarind Chutney are mostly added to chaat snacks as toppings. Tamarind chutney is also served as a dipping sauce with many Indian snacks.