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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Green Chutney ~ Variations~ Indian Kitchen Staples



Green Chutney/Dip is another thing that you will always find in my fridge. A must for Indian Chaats and pairs well with Indian snacks like Samosa, Paneer Tikka, Onion Bhaji, Vada Pav, Cutlets etc. The list can be endless. I had shared a recipe of this chutney in my Vada Pav post. But, I thought a separate post for this versatile chutney will be helpful for any one looking for this recipe.

You can make it in many ways and hence I have included a list of the variation right after the recipe. Let me know how you make it.

Green Chutney:

1 bunch of coriander leaves (will be about 3 cup of coriander leaves)
1 ripe tomato (optional)
2 green chillies.
1 tsp cumin seeds.
2 inch ginger piece, peeled
Salt to taste.
Lemon juice as needed.

Process:
  1. Add all the ingredients in a grinder and make a paste. Add water as little as possible.
  2. Add lemon juice to taste just before serving.
 Variations:
1. Add half measure of plucked fresh mint leaves and adjust seasoning for Coriander and Mint Chutney.
2. You can leave out tomato totally. Instead, 1/4th cup of chopped raw mango (when in season) for a tangier chutney.
3. You can can add 1/4 cup of chopped onion and 1-2 garlic cloves if you wish.
4. Another variation would be to add dried pomegranate seeds to it. 
5. You can also add a few tablespoons of tamarind paste.
6. Add a few pieces of fresh coconut flesh
It can be stored for weeks  in freezer without adding the lemon juice. I store it in my ice cube tray and use cubes of chutney whenever required. Once the chutney cubes are frozen, you can take them out and transfer them in a Ziploc back and refrigerate until needed. Generally, I defrost two cubes of chutney in microwave and then add lemon juice. It is ready to use.
Thank you for stopping by! Cheers!
 

3 comments:

  1. Hey gud one, try adding garlic to this if you like Garlic.. It will give a v subtle flavor to this tangy Chutney

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  2. The ever popular Coriander chutney. My fav! Yours looks gr8...such a fantastic colour!

    Chef Al dente On going event: Gimme GREEN!

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