Pudina Chutney Recipe
Mint chutney is very taste of India. The one side sauce no Indian can resist and which is the soul and the heart used with every appetizer be it samosa, Kebabs, Tikkis, dhokla, samosa, kachori etc. It also tastes well with South Indian foods like Uttapams, Dosas and Idlis and compliments the traditional Coconut Chutney.
|Prep Time: 10 Mins||Cooking Time: 10 Mins||Servings: 1/3 Cup|
Ingredients for pudina chutney
- mint leaves ½ cup
- finely chopped coriander leaves 1 cup
- garlic cloves 2
- green chillies, finely chopped 2
- ginger piece ¼
- sugar 1 teaspoon ( optional)
- lemon juice 1 teaspoon
- salt ¼ teaspoon
- Water 1 tablespoon
Process of making pudina chutney
Take a jar or a food processor or a grinder for the making of your chutney.
Now add the 2 garlic cloves as well as the finely chopped chillies in the chutney container. You can vary a number of chillies depending upon the spice factor of your chutney.
Next up add some sugar in the container You may also add 1 tablespoon sugar to it if you want your chutney too have a little tinge of sweetness. I would personally recommend this addition as it gives a fusion to the spice making it more delicious.
Mix all of this and then add this mixture into a grinder if not already done so and then start grinding.
Grind it for about 5-10 minutes depending on when all of the mixture has a medium coarse consistency. Make sure everything gets mixed up nicely and it’s consistent. The time may also vary from grinder to grinder depending upon grinding speed of your grinder.
Now add some coriander and mint leaves to the mixture and add lemon juice too it, don’t increase the quantity of lemon juice as that usually does not taste that well.
At last, add 1 tablespoon of water, you can always increase or decrease the quantity of water depending on how thick do you want your chutney to be.
Grind this mixture again until it obtains a thick consistent smooth textured form. Your chutney is ready to serve.
You can always put your chutney in an airtight container and use it whenever you want.
Pudina chutney is an important part of many street side foods like Aloo Tikki, Raj kachori, Chaats, Dahi Vada or Bhalla, papdi chaat, Vada Pav etc. into chutney aids digestion and is low in fat, full of vitamins and flavonoids found in green leafy vegetables. You can store the leftover chutney in fridge for later use for about 4-5 days. Mint having this fresh summery flavour always goes along with almost all of the appetizers. It’s the perfect chutney to always have it stored in your refrigerators.
SERVING IDEAS You can use this chutney with samosa, chat, pakoras or dhokla. You can also dilute the chutney by adding more water and use it with bhelpuri and lot of south Indian dishes like dosa, idli, vada pav also are served with this.
TIP If you want to make it child friendly use less spice and keep it more minty
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