Mint chutney, a refreshing sweet tangy spicy condiment( a mint sauce) from the Indian cuisine, is a favorite side course with rice or flat breads or main course snacks. Chopped mint leaves are fried with minced onion, minced garlic, shredded ginger, chopped green chillies, lemon juice, cumin seeds, and pulses. The mint chutney is a paste of fried ingredients. An ideal cooling agent for the digestive system during hot summer months, the mint chutney is best savored with spicy fried snacks like samosas.
Mint Chutney for Spring Equinox Celebrations
The mint chutney is served as a sauce during Spring Equinox Celebrations. This day falls on March 20 of every year and marks the beginning of spring, which is a symbolism of greenery and new life. The mint chutney is made with leaves of mint, parsley, and cilantro, which signify freshness and fertility. Onions and colorful bell peppers can also be added. This chutney goes well with spicy vegetables or dishes such as the roasted lamb.