I always have a batch of green chutney made and frozen in little ziploc containers. It goes well with almost everything I prepare. It only requires a few ingredients but is packed with flavor because the ingredients used are all fresh. Fresh herbs like cilantro and mint are used along with green chillies, garlic and cumin making this chutney so delectable. Much better than the store bought version which usually has preservatives and lacks the punch of it’s homemade counterpart.
Wash the cilantro well before using. Take a big clear glass bowl and fill it with cold water. Throw the cilantro in and then run some more cold water from the tap over it and gently run your fingers through the leaves. You will find the cilantro floats on top of the water and the sand accumulates on the bottom of the bowl. Do this 2 or 3 times until it is all clean. Now you are ready to prepare your chtuney.
Blend all the indgredients in your blender to a fine paste and you are done.
I serve this chutney with a variety of dishes like kebabs, vegetarian frankies, paneer rolls, store-bought samosas. It’s great to apply on a sandwich too. Just apply some butter and then the chutney and layer it with cucumbers and tomatoes. Yum!
- 1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 green chilly
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3/4 teaspoon cumin seeds or 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- Juice of 1 lime or lemon
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste)