Chutney, kuchela and amchar are some of the most popular condiments in Trinidad and Tobago. Have you seen all the choices in the supermarket?
For those who make their chutney and kuchela at home, here’s our roundup of some of the best recipes:
- Mango Kuchela (Simply Trini Cooking) – “The star of the show this time is not the famous curry but amchar masala better known as black masala.”
- Tamarind Chutney (Good Food Channel) – “Tangy tamarind chutney makes a zingy accompaniment to grilled fish and chicken from Gary Rhodes and Fazil Bacchus.”
- Taste of the Caribbean: Kuchela Adds True Trini Flavor to Almost Anything (Uncommon Caribbean) - “Spices were amped up, bringing out more of the salty and sour elements, while the fruit flavor was toned-down. The result was a new and uniquely Trinidadian chutney called kuchela.”
- Coconut Chutney (Simply Trini Cooking) – “The name says it all… The nutty taste of the roasted coconut, together with the chadon beni, pepper and garlic is truly a mouthwatering delight.”
- Kuchela: Trinidad’s little-known mango chutney (Salon) – “How to make the sweet, spicy, salty and sour Caribbean condiment that is guaranteed to brighten any meal.”
- Cucumber Chutney (Chenette) – “I tried another favourite – cucumber – not as flavourful as mango, but a nice combination of coolness and a bit of a crunch.”
- A Piquant Mango Chutney (Caribbean Pot) – “I do love me some mango chutney with my scrambled eggs and as a topping for a juicy t-bone steak!” Also here’s a link to a video recipe on how to make mango chutney.