Friday, June 8, 2012

Pudina Chutney/Mint Chutney

   This mint chutney pairs well with south indian dishes like iddly, dosa and vada. This version has coconut in it and it will go with roti too. The mint i used in this dish is from my garden.
mint chutny
Pudina leaves
2 handful    mint leaves
1 med         tomato            
3                 green chili        
1/4 tsp        turmeric pwdr 
2 tbs           onion-chopped               
2 tbs           coconut            
1/2 tsp        urud dal           
1/4 tsp        tamarind pste
1clove        garlic         
1tbs            oil                   
salt             to taste.
chili pwdr  to taste (optional)

Chop the mint leaves.
mint dip
Mint chutney
1. Heat the oil in the pan and add urud dal and fry till it gets a golden shade.
2. Add the chopped green chili and onion and fry till the onion becomes soft, add garlic.
3. Reduce the heat then add turmeric powder and chili pwdr add the diced tomato, and fry till it's well blended, add the coconut.
4. Add the mint leaves and toss it around until they are incorporated into the mixture.
5. Now add the tamarind paste(or 1/4 tsp of lemon juice) and salt.
6. Stir it well until the mint leaves starts to welt and the raw smell no longer remain.
7. Remove from pan and grind it in a blender/mixture till it becomes a fine smooth paste.
pudins chutney
Mint chutney
             Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. If you try this recipe, please comment on it. I like to hear how it came out.
                                            Enjoy :)

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