Chutney Versus Jam

Here is a quick compare between chutney and jam.


Chutneys are sweet and tangy spreads made from fruits, vegetables, vinegar, sugar, and spices. They may be either wet or dry, sweet or spicy, and can have a coarse to a fine texture. One way to think of chutney is a kind of savory jam. Chutneys are often made from multiple ingredients. For example, apple chutney may contain swede and onion in addition to apples.


Jam is a thick, chunky spread that is made from crushed, chopped or puréed fruit cooked with sugar. The fruit's natural pectin imparts firmness to jam resulting in a semi-jellied texture that is easy to spread but not liquidity. Jams are usually made from the pulp and juice of a single fruit without the addition of other flavors. In contrast, chutneys are usually flavored with several spices, as well as chili peppers, onions and garlic.