Friday, February 1, 2013

Green Chutney for Chaats | Mint Coriander Chutney

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Green Chutney and Meetha Chutney plays a major role in preparing any chaat varieties and any chaat is incomplete with out these chutneys. I always prepare these chutneys in large portions and store these chutneys in my refrigerator. If the green chutney is stored in refrigerator it looses its color quickly,hence I always store it in freezer. This way it retains it freshness as well as color for long.As I store it in the freezer,in order to avoid the ice formation in the chutney I usually do not add water while grinding the chutney which makes it easy to scrape when needed.

Green Chutney Recipe:

Ingredients:
1 big bunch(4 cups loosely packed) Mint leaves
1 medium bunch(3 cups loosely packed) Coriander leaves
8-10 Green chillies
1 1/2" Ginger,peel the skin
1 tsp Chaat masala
1 tsp Kala namak(black salt)
1/2 tsp Salt(to taste)
1 tbsp Sugar
juice of 1 big Lemon

Method:
  • Wash and drain the mint leaves,coriander leaves in a colander for 1 hour.You do not need to dry them completely but make sure you drain all the excess water.
  • Wash and wipe the green chillies and ginger and cut the ginger into pieces.
  • Grind mint leaves,coriander leaves with green chillies,cut ginger, chaat masala, salt, kala namak, sugar and lemon juice to a fine paste.
  • It is always advised to taste the chutney once and adjust the seasonings according to your taste buds. 
  • I usually do not add water while grinding the chutney,I try to grind the chutney by adding the lemon juice in intervals.
  • Store it in a container in fridge or freezer safe container in the freezer.If it is stored in refrigerator it stays good for upto a week -10 days.If stored in freezer,it can be stored for long upto a month or two.You need to scrape a small portion with a spoon when needed and keep the remaining portion back in the freezer.
Notes:
  1. As I prepare it in a larger portion and freeze it I usually do not add water while grinding the chutney,I try to grind the chutney by adding the lemon juice in intervals.
  2. If the chutney is stored in refrigerator it stays good for upto a week -10 days.If it is stored in freezer,it can be stored for long upto a month or two.You need to scrape a small portion when needed and keep the remaining portion back in the freezer.
  3. If you are going to use the Green chutney instantly you can add a small onion or 1/2 cup Besan sev while grinding.It tastes nice with samosas or any other snack items.

19 comments:

Anu said...

Great for chaat and bread spreds

suhaina aji said...

wow..my fav chutney.. almost have it everyday..nice clik dear.

Nagalakshmi V said...

strangely, i have never made this, always add coconut to my chutnys :)

sowmya(creative saga) said...

I love the idea of adding the besan sev to the chutney ..new to me...looks yumm and really useful when prepared and stored in large quantities..

Priti S said...

Love this one ....my my I want to make a fresh batch now

Chitra said...

Nice clicks. will keep in freezer next time :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Sister made it yesterday only and we had this today with methi paratha today..Very handy chutney

Sireesha Puppala said...

Ahh that's a useful post :)

Darjeeling said...

So good! And your chutney is so green - gorgeous!

Shama Nagarajan said...

super tempting and inviting dear

Padhu said...

Nice color and lovely pic

Helen Prabha said...

My favorite chutney da...love it.

Uma Ramanujam said...

I make similar kind of chutney with more water as a condiment for chats. Love the colour.

Arthy Suman said...

So flavourful....

divya said...

Simply drool-worthy and yummy chutney. Wonderful recipe.

Priya said...

Love to have with some samosas.

Niru said...

U have a lovely space...I regularly visit and tried few recipes....green chutney looks yummy...

Sona S said...

nice color and very flavorful..

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tinku shaji said...

Ah.. great chutnay for bread tooast
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