Thursday, May 8, 2014

Pudina Thengai Chutney/Mint Coconut Chutney



Chutneys are an integral part of Indian cooking. I know of many households, where a normal day in the kitchen would begin with the preparation of the chutney. Why not, a good chutney would take your routine idly/dosa breakfast to completely different level. 

So here is a simple yet delicious chutney for those rush hour mornings or lazy evenings. Pair it up with your favorite tiffin. I must say that this is a great spread on bread as well. 



What you’ll need
  1. Mint Leaves – 1 cup, tightly packed
  2. Scraped Coconut – ¾ cup, tightly packed
  3. Green Chilly – 1
  4. Tamarind – small piece
  5. Channa Dal/Kadala Paruppu – 1 tbsp
  6. Turmeric powder a pinch
  7. Oil – 1 tsp

For Tempering
  1. Oil – ½ tsp
  2. Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp

Method
  1. Wash the leaves well and allow to drain.
  2. Heat a small kadai with a tsp of oil, add the channa dal and fry till the dal turns golden.
  3. Now add the tamarind, slit green chilly and the pudina leaves along with turmeric powder and fry till the leaves are wilted. Set aside to cool.
  4. Grind the above with the coconut into a smooth paste adding water as required.
  5. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  6. Heat a frying pan with oil and splutter with mustard seeds. Pour over the chutney.




Delicious chutney is ready. Enjoy with idly or dosa.

13 comments:

marudhuskitchen said...

perfect pictures and nice yummy recipe...

nandoos Kitchen said...

nice , healthy chutney

Julie said...

love the mint flavored chutney,yummy!!

Priya Suresh said...

Love to start my day with this fantastic,flavourful chutney with some crispy dosas.

Chitra Ganapathy said...

Lovely.Must be yummy with dosa :)

Maha Gadde said...

Nice combo n healthy chutney..

Preetha Soumyan said...

Any Indian savory fritters this chutney is the best.. loved it

Hema said...

Very flavorful chutney and lovely pictures Kaveri..

Krish Lakshminarayanan said...

I love the flavor of Mint. Will try with Dosai.

Sona S said...

Flavorful and delicious chutney, would be wonderful with dosa!

Pari Vasisht said...

Well clicked and any day a flavourful, freshly made chutney can make me happy.

Nagashree said...

Perfect accompaniment, love this chutney! Happy Mother's day Kaveri!

Nithya Ravi said...

Sounds yummy.Thanks for your comment.

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