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Pudina Chutney

showmethecurry's picture
Mint Chutney is very versatile. It can be served as a dip with appetizers (example pappad, samosas, kebabs, etc.) or it can be used as a spread in sandwiches - with cucumber or tomatoes and cheese (yummy!) and best of all, it plays a key part in making chaat.
Ingredients
  Mint leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Packed)
  Onion 1⁄4 Medium
  Tomato 1⁄2 Medium
  Ginger piece 1⁄2
  Garlic 1
  Green chili To Taste
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chat masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1 In a blender, add the onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, green chili and lemon juice.
2 Grind well.
3 Add in the washed mint leaves, salt, chat masala and sugar and grind again till the mixture becomes smooth and everything has blended well.

SERVING
4 Pour into a serving dish and serve with pakodas or chaat.

TIPS
Be sure to use only the leaves of the mint discard the stalks.
When available, add a little bit of raw green mango to the chutney for additional flavor.
Store in the refrigerator, mint chutney has a shelf life of about 7-10 days.
Mint chutney freezes well also and can be kept for the times when mint is not readily available.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Grinding
Dish: 
Chutney
Ingredient: 
Mint
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
10 Minutes
Subtitle: 
Indian Mint Dip
Looking for a spicy Indian Dip, try pudina chutney. Chef's recipe has a perfect balance of spice and sourness and is easy to make. It is full of freshness and flavors, so much so that the smell of it can make one drool. The dip is best enjoyed with Indian snacks like chaat, samosa, kachori or dosa.

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2 Comments

shantihhh's picture
Oh I like your recipe for mint chutney-I am going to make this-I have so much wonderful mint and tomatoes in my garden, and I just pulled onions and garlic and always have lemons on the trees. PERFECT! Do you make your own chat masala or buy?-if so what brand do you like? I think I have Shan Brand.
sfehmi's picture
Like your idea of blending it in lemon juice. Must have given it the extra tinge.