Monday, November 4, 2013

Green chutney

Spicy green chutney / Hara Bhara Chutney 

This is the most common fresh chutneys one comes across in the Indian subcontinent. Requires no cooking, is fresh, spicy , hot , tangy and delicious. It goes well with most Indian snacks be it the samosas, kachoris, pakodis, dahi vada or with potato chips or well you do the experiments  now.

One needs :

1 bunch of mint leaves
1 bunch of corainder leaves
1 inch of ginger
5 to 6 garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin seeds
half the juice of a lemon
Rock salt as per taste
A few black pepper corns
Half a tsp of coriander powder
Half a tsp of cumin powder
4 green chilies
1 tsp mango powder for the extra jazziness

Pluck the leaves out from the mint stalks and soak them in a bowl of water to get rid of all the dirt and wash your coriander well. Put everything in a blender and blend away adding the water bit by bit and checking for the consistency which appeals to you. I like it thick and smooth and so I added about 4 tablespoonful of water and perhaps a bit more sprinkling of it :)

P.S. The garlic and ginger simply makes this a more delicious affair :) Had previously tried it without those two gems and the difference stares you in the taste buds. If you have little ones do adjust the green chilies. 

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