Green Chutney

This freshly ground green chutney is delicious and adds colour, flavor and nutrition to vegetable sandwiches, wraps, pakoras, chaat or any of the innumerable traditional Indian snacks.

Green Chutney

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mint –pudina– (only the leaves, discard the stems)
  • 1 cup cilantro / coriander (only the leaves and soft stems)
  • 1 tbsp green chilies (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tbsp ginger (roughly chopped)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic (optional – skip if you don’t like the flavor)
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

  • Wash and roughly chop the mint and cilantro leaves.
  • Add the chopped cilantro leaves and mint to the blender.
  • Add the lemon juice. The juice adds tang and maintains the green color of the chutney.
  • Add the chopped ginger, green chilies and garlic. Increase or decrease the amount of chili as per your taste.
  • Add salt and water and blend to a paste. You can stop the blender and stir the chutney a couple of times to get a smooth blend.
  • The green chutney can be stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator and preferably used within the next few days.

Note: You can make variations of this chutney by adding any of the following: coconut, yoghurt, roasted peanuts or gram dal.

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