Thursday, July 26, 2018

Mint Chutney for Breakfast | Pudhina Chutney without Coconut

Mint/Pudhina Chutney, a delicious and flavorful chutney made from mint leaves. It tastes so good with both idlis and dosas. When i was in chennai,I had tasted something similar to this chutney in few restaurant as one of the side dish for dosa. The mint flavor was very mild and it tasted delicious with dosa. Later i tried to recreate the chutney with what i had tasted and remembered, after few trials, the recipe that i'm sharing today was almost similar to the restaurant style chutney and now it's one of our favorite chutney. 
If you like restaurant style mint chutney , then give it a try, definitely you will love it. Also remember that the mint flavor is intense once it's grounded into paste, so use more or less of mint leaves as per your preference. Since i like mild flavor, here in the recipe i have used 1/2 bunch of mint leaves (1/2 cup approximately), but you can add more if you want strong mint flavor. Now let's check out the recipe  

Mint/Pudhina Chutney

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes : 2 to 3 
Recipe Category: Chutney | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
Mint - 1/2 bunch
Onion -1
Tomato -1
Red chili - 2
Chana dal - 1 tsp
Garlic - 1 pod
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
To temper
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few

Procedure
First chop the onions and tomatoes roughly, clean the mint and remove the stems. Heat the oil in a pan, add the chana dal, red chili and garlic.Let the chana becomes golden brown in color, then add the onions with a pinch of salt and saute it becomes translucent.Then add the tomatoes , give a good mix and cover it with lid, let the tomatoes cook and becomes mushy.Add the mint leaves and let the mint leaves shrinks, let it in the flame for 2 more mins and switch off the flame. Let it cool completely. Put it in the mixie jar along with required salt.Grind into smooth paste, transfer into a bowl, temper the ingredients listed under "To Temper" and add into the chutney.Tasty and flavorful mint/pudhina chutney is ready.
Notes:
  • Chana dal gives thickness to the chutney.
  • Add more or less of chili as per your preference.

1 comment:

  1. I love this chutney with some crispy dosas, even i love mint chutney with onions and tomatoes, drooling here.

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