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27/03/2014

Mint Chutney Recipe | Pudhina Chutney | Side dish for Idly dosa

Mint Chutney Recipe

I just love the smell of mint leaves, and therefore mint chutney has always been my favorite. Mint Chutney Recipe is very simple and can be prepared in just 10 minutes. Pudhina Chutney will be a good side dish for idly and dosa. We both don’t get bored of idly and dosa unless we try different side dishes. I was growing a small mint plant at home and I used to take some fresh mint leaves as and when I need it. Its kinda happy feel when we grow something and use that for cooking. Would love to have more such plants at home this summer.

Easy Mint Chutney Recipe

Mint Chutney Recipe
Preparation Time : 5 Minutes
Cooking Time       : 10 Minutes
Serves    : 4

Ingredients

Mint Leaves 1 Cup (Loosely Packed)
Green Chillies 3 Nos
Grated Coconut 3 Tablespoons
Bengal Gram/ Channa Dhal 1 Tablespoon
Urad Dhal 1 Tablespoon
Asafoetida A Pinch
Tamarind Little
Salt To Taste
Oil 1/2 Tablespoon

                                                                  Preparation Method

Heat a pan and add oil. Once it is hot, add green chillies and fry for few seconds. Add bengal gram and urad dhal and fry till it turns into light brown colour.

Mint Chutney Recipe Step 1
Add the washed mint Leaves and mix for a minute. Finally add grated coconut, tamarind, asafoetida powder and fry just for a minute. Turn off the flame and cool down completely. Grind it to a smooth Mixture by adding required salt.
Mint Chutney Recipe Step 2

Notes

This Chutney need not be tempered. But if you feel like tempering, you can do it.

Do not fry the mint leaves and coconut for longer time. Just a minute of frying is enough.

Adjust the number of green chillies according to your spiciness.

Pudhina Chutney Recipe

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