Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mint & Cococnut Chutney

  The best part of summer is being able to grow herbs and vegetables in your backyard and enjoy them in your recipes. Great! ... saves a trip to the grocery store...  and is always exciting and fulfilling to use home grown ingredients. When there is more fresh herbs than we can use, we dry them. Place the leaves on a plate and set aside in a cool, dry place for several days or oven dry them on the lowest heat setting ... not  as aromatic as fresh herbs...but they are home grown and grown with love. We are always looking for ways to store our herbs, so if you have a better way, please share it with us.



Ingredients: serves 3-4

Oil: 1/4th tsp
Mustard Seed: 1/2 tsp
Urad Daal: 3/4 tsp
Chana daal: 3/4 tsp
Tamarind Juice: 1 tsp
Green chili: 2-3
Mint leaves: Handful
Ginger root: 1/2 inch (optional)
Fresh Coconut grated: 1/2 cup
Salt: to taste

In a pan heat the oil and roast mustard, urad daal and chana daal. Now add the washed mint leaves and roast it on a low flame till it shrivels up a bit. Wizz the blender with the roasted ingredients, coconut, ginger, green chili, tamarind and salt. Serve with your favorite idlis, dosas or even paratha.

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17 comments:

  1. ahha homegrown Herbs. thats my favourite part about any season. now that its raining here I have started sowing so many seeds.
    the cgutney looks refreshing. never tried this but would love to have with adai or rava idli.

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  2. Great chutney recipe. I love the presentation!

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  3. Yummy chutney..looks really delicious....

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  4. yummy chutney ...looks awesome n beautiful presentation too

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  5. It looks so refreshing dear. I love this addition to coconut :)

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  6. yummy chutney ..love the combo...beautiful presentation dear

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  7. Nice chutney..love this combo,nice clicks dear.

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  8. Wat a flavourful chutney, beautiful click..

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  9. Yummy chutney and photo...am drooling all over the keyboard. Maybe I can make some tonite...how will it go with Maggi noodles I wonder?

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  10. the pic is simply superb.. we are not that grt fan of mint so make the same with few mint leaves.good one

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  11. Wonderful Click!!! Yummy chutney and lovely serving bowl!!!

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  12. hey there,
    Long time no visit :) I'm back once again! Been super busy with other stuff.

    I'm not a person that loves mint. it just feels weird inside my food. but i heard its very healthy eh? this looks yummy btw! wonder how it taste like :)


    PS: Have a lovely weekend!
    Jen

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  13. wow..mint coconut chutney in a artistic way..had been here for the first time.you have awesome blog..feel free to visit my place..
    kanthi
    http://myworld-kitchen.blogspot.com

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  14. Chutney looks wonderfully tasty and beautifully presented.

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