Green chutney

Posted on June 29, 2009. Filed under: Achaar/chutneys/powders | Tags: , , |

This goes well with all tandoori dishes and most North Indian snacks. It keeps well in the fridge for 4-5 days. You can add yoghurt and a pinch of sugar for a green chutney as you’d find in restaurants, or add desiccated coconut for a Southern flavour.

Ingredients
80g/2¾oz fresh coriander leaves and stalks, washed
20g/¾oz fresh mint leaves, washed
1 garlic clove, peeled and roughly chopped
2.5cm/1in piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
½ small onion, chopped
1-2 green chillies, or to taste, seeds removed, chopped
15 raw pistachio nuts, shells removed, chopped
2 tbsp lemon juice, or to taste
salt, to taste
3 tbsp water

Method
1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.

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Green chutney for chaat

Posted on May 28, 2009. Filed under: Achaar/chutneys/powders | Tags: , , , |

A green mint and coriander flavoured chutney which is great for sandwich spreads.
Mint adds freshness to this chutney. The addition of lemon juice enhances the flavours of mint and coriander and prevent discoloration of the greens.
Green chutney is probably the most favourite Indian accompaniment. Crispy samosas, dhoklas etc. are considered incomplete without this chutney.
The chutney can be stored refrigerated for upto a week.

Preparation Time : 10 mins.
Cooking Time : Nil.

Makes 1 cup.

Ingredients
2 cups chopped mint leaves
1 cup chopped coriander
1 large onion, sliced
juice of 1 to 2 lemons
1 tablespoon sugar
4 to 6 green chillies
salt to taste
Method
1. Combine all the ingredients and grind to a smooth paste in a blender using very little water.
2. Refrigerate and use as required.
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Low calorie green chutney

Posted on May 28, 2009. Filed under: Achaar/chutneys/powders | Tags: , , , |

Chutneys are a favourite accompaniment for snacks as well for main meals. This low calorie chutney uses roasted chana dal (daria) instead of fat laden ingredients like coconut and peanuts. Curds have been used to retain the fresh green colour of this chutney.
It can be stored refrigerated for 2 to 3 days.

Cooking Time : 2 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Makes 1/2 cup. (approx. 7 tablespoons).

Ingredients
½ cup roasted chana dal (daria)
¼ cup chopped coriander
1 green chilli, chopped
1 tablespoon low fat curds, beaten
salt to taste
For the seasoning
½ teaspoon oil
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/8 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
Method
1. Combine the chana dal, coriander and green chilli with 1 cup of water and grind to a smooth paste.
2. For the seasoning, heat the oilin a non-stick pan and add the asafoetida and mustard seeds and fry until the seeds crackle.
3. Pour the seasoning over the chutney, add the curds and mix well.
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Hari chutney

Posted on May 28, 2009. Filed under: Achaar/chutneys/powders | Tags: , , |


Cooking Time : Nil.
Preparation Time : 5 mins.

Makes 1 cup.

Ingredients
1 cup chopped mint (phudina) leaves
1 cup chopped coriander
2 tbsp roasted chana dal (daria)
3-3 chopped green chillies
2 tsp lemon juice
Salt to taste
Method
1. Grind all the ingredients to a smooth paste in a blender.
2. Store refrigerated and use as required.
Tips
Green chutney can be stored in the refrigerator for upto 4 days and in the freezer for upto 15 days.
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Green chutney

Posted on May 28, 2009. Filed under: Achaar/chutneys/powders | Tags: , , |

Cooking Time : Nil.
Preparation Time : A few min.

Makes 1 cup.

Ingredients
2 teacups chopped coriander
4 green chillies
4 tablespoons grated coconut
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 teaspoons sugar
salt to taste
Method
1. Put all the ingredients in a liquidiser and grind into a paste, adding a little water if necessary.
2. Use as required.
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Green chutney

Posted on October 2, 2008. Filed under: Chaat | Tags: , , |

Cooking Time : Nil.
Preparation Time : A few min.

Makes 1 cup.

Ingredients
2 teacups chopped  coriander
4 green chillies
4 tablespoons grated  coconut
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 teaspoon sugar
salt to taste
Method
1. Put all the ingredients in a liquidiser and grind into a paste, adding a little water if necessary.
2. Use as required.
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