Green Chutney : Post 20
Green Chutney is something I use very often and is almost always there is my house and quite a lot of meals pics I have on this blog have that too... I have got many mails and comments on people asking me how I make my green chutney... There are many ways one can go about making a green chutney and me myself making it atleast 3 different ways.... So here I will try and give to main variations Green Chutney - 1.
1 Bunch of Mint leaves.
2 Bunches of coriander leaves.
1 onion chopped.
2-3 green chillies (more if u want it spicy)
1/2 tsp cummin seeds powder.
1/2 tsp garam masala.
Something for the tang now here u have the following options.
1-2 tsp anardana.
2 tsp dry mango powder.
1/2 small raw mango chopped.
3 tbsp curd.
juice of 1 lemon.
salt to tastes.
Method here is very simple, put everything in the grinder and using just enough water to mix grind them to a coarse paste. The taste of the chutney totally varies along with the ingredient used to provide the tang... my personal favorite is raw mango and the one with anardana comes a second close... and N seems to love the one with curd followed by the one with raw mango. So try out all variations to see what suits your taste buds the best, but do keep in mind that when u use tomatoes or curd the shelf life of the chutney reduces a lot. Sometime back I discovered another form of green chutney which at first totally amused me and I even refused to make it thinking it will be eeeks horrible because the mint and coriander in this were cooked before making the chutney.... but when one day I was indeed in a experimental mode and made this we were all in for a surprise... it was yummy beyond belief... there is a very different flavour to this one and we all loved it at home.
So here it is... Green Chutney 2.
- Dry roast the cummin seeds and garlic together.
- Heat oil in a pan and add the pre roasted cummin seeds and garlic.
- Add chopped onions. Fry till they start turning brown.
- Add green chillies.
- Add the coarsely chopped mint and coriander leaves.
- Fry for 3-4 minutes.
- Add salt and lemon juice.
- Let it cool and then coarsely grind.
- So your green chutneys are ready to be served with whatever u want :D.