Sweet chutney made with mango powder, sugar and Indian spices
Amchoor ki meethi chutney or Saunth is a very popular chutney in North India.Dips and relishes are an integral part of every cuisine ,but we Indians use and make so many varieties of dips , each with a different twist in taste which cannot be compared to any one else in the world. Among the many varieties , there are many varieties of chutnies which are made with seasonal fruits and herbs which are Delicious but can be enjoyed for a short time as they have a short shelf life.But saunth /methi chutney is a condiment which can be made and stored for a long period and is used with many Indian chats and snacks.
In my home town Mathura this amchoor ki meethi chutney /saunth is specially made in each and every wedding and festivals and the relatives who come to attend the wedding are more interested to carry a bottle of this chutney with them rather than any other sweet or savories.
This saunth/meethi chutney has a long shelf life and can be easily stored for minimum 6 months at room temperature .Though the ingredients and process are quite easy and simple, the only thing which should be taken care of is the proper cooking and the correct consistency, as it has to be stored for a long time so it should be cooked properly.
This mango powder / aamchoor ki meethi chutney is very popular in Uttar pradesh . Dry ginger powder is called saunth and as its used to give a different flavor to this chutney so this sweet chutney is popular with the name-saunth .