What is the first thought that comes to mind when you think of chutney? Spicy 🌶! Maybe a bit sweet. And a bit tangy too. In Hindi we say aaaaah chatpata! Thika! Well in which ever language you say it, if you taste this chutney, you’re going to say…..delicious.
This chutney is made of fresh coriander and mint leaves and is best had in sandwiches. Yes! This is the ideal sandwich chutney.
Remember to wash everything that’s cut and chopped thoroughly, before it goes into the food processor.
And don’t forget to dip a finger in it, when it’s ready (and when no one’s looking) and lick it!!!!
So here goes.
Fresh Green Chutney
Makes 1 1/2 cups
2 cups fresh coriander leaves and thin stems chopped
1 cup fresh mint leaves plucked
1 inch piece ginger
6 pods garlic
5 green chillies or more if you prefer
1 cup toasted peanuts
Salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon asofoetida
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon sugar
Juice of one lemon
1 Put the coriander leaves, mint leaves, chopped ginger, garlic and chillies into a colander and wash thoroughly.
2 Into the food processor bowl, pour about 1/4 cup water. Into this put the turmeric, asofoetida, cumin seeds and salt. Now add the coriander mixture from the colander, and top it up with the peanuts and sugar and grind it. Add a little water if the chutney is too thick.
3. Remove from the food processor bowl, put it in a box, add lemon juice, give it a good stir, and there, it’s ready to eat!
You can store the chutney in a closed box in the chiller tray for 5 days.