Introduction: Mint Chutney
-Mint chutney is prepared using fresh mint leaves .You can call this chutney as `All in one chutney´ because this chutney can be served as accompainment for pakodas,dosas,idli,tandoori snacks and you can even mix in rice.
-We prepare this chutney by roasting few of our common kitchen ingredients.Roasting and adding those ingredients is important because tthey give nice spice flavour to chutney apart from mint flavour.
Step 1: Keep All Ingredients Ready
-One and half cup mint leaves
-one tsp cumin seeds
-one tsp split black gram
-One tbsp sesame seeds
-One tbsp coriander seeds
-2 dry red chillies
-Salt as per taste
-Half tsp sugar
-One tsp tamarind
Step 2: Sauteing
Take a pan add few tsp oil.when oil is heated add tsp cumin seed and tsp split black gram
Step 3: Add Peanuts and Coriander Seeds
-After black gram turns little brown add few peanuts and a tbsp coriander seeds and saute for few seconds
Step 4: Add Sesame Seeds
-Next add 2 dry red chillies and a tbsp sesame seeds and saute for few minutes on low flame
Step 5: Add Mint Leaves
-Finally add one and half cup mint leaves and roast for few minutes.
Step 6: Soak Tamarind in Water
-Soak a tsp tamarind in little water. microwave for few seconds and extract juice
Step 7: Blending
-cool all sauted ingredients and transfer all sauted ingredients to blender.
Step 8: Add Extracted Tamarind Juice
-Next add extracted tamarind juice to blender
Step 9: Add Salt and Half Teaspoon Sugar
-Finally add salt as per taste and half tsp sugar to blender and blend by adding little water to paste
Step 10: Blend
-After adding all ingredients to blender blend by adding little water to paste
Step 11: Tempering
-After we prepare chutney final step is to temper the chutney.For tempering take little oil in pan and add cmin seeds.
-when they splutter add half tsp split black gram and few curry leaves
Step 12: Transfer Tempering to Blended Mint Chutney
-Finally transfer tempering to blended mint chutney and mix.you can add little water and mix if chutney is too thick.
Step 13: Serve Mint Chutney
- Granish with mint leaves and serve mint chutney with rice or any dosa,idli or chapathi