I rarely hear about it or see in my social circles. I have a vague childhood recollection of an uncle introducing it to me. I’ve always liked the word.
Outback Steakhouse a couple decades ago sold pork steak with a side of orange chutney. Good combo.
From Diabetic Foodie:
“Are you familiar with chutney? Born in India, it’s basically fruit or vegetables + spices + vinegar + sweetness + heat (optional). You can make it as chunky or smooth as you like.
How to use chutney:
Use as a topping for turkey or pork. (Think Thanksgiving side dish.) Serve with curry dishes like Chickpea Curry with Sweet Potato. Mix into plain yogurt as a snack or dip. Combine with sweet potatoes or winter squash before roasting. Serve with sweet potato dishes such as Sweet Potato Hash or Baked Sweet Potato & Parsnip Latkes. Purée and use as a condiment for turkey, chicken, or veggie burgers. Purée and mix into meatloaf. Serve with cheese as a snack. Use as a topping for whole grain waffles or pancakes. Purée and use instead of ketchup.”
Source: Apple Chutney
PS: The waiter at Outback in Pensacola, FL, always asked how I wanted my pork cooked. As if someone would order it medium rare? Can you say trichinosis?