Monday, April 02, 2007

Mint Chutney

Ever since my binge shopping at the Indian stores I have too many vegetables stored in the fridge. I decided to use the mint to make a chutney that can be used as a spread or with chat items.


Mint - 1 bunch
Coriander - 1 bunch
Green chillies - 2 to 3 (as needed)
Garlic cloves - 2
Salt - as needed
Lime juice - 2 tbsp


Clean the leaves and grind everything to a smooth paste adding very little water. At times when I am in a hurry I clean the mint and coriander bunch and cut 1 inch in the bottom and add the whole bunch to the blender (leaves, stem and all). It isn't the ideal way to make chutney but mine tastes fine. The lime juice helps retain the color and this can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.


Priya said...

I made mint chutney using the recipe you mentioned. There is a strong raw smell of mint in the chutney. I did add few more t.spns of lemon juice and garlic pods, but it dint help. Can you suggest something to remove the raw smell?

Deepz said...

Hello Priya,
You can try sauteeing the mint an dgarlic pods for a few minutes and then grinding it with the rest of the ingredients. This might help remove the raw smell.