Monday, April 13, 2015

Pudina/Mint Chutney


In my house, I think I have already said before, I really can't recall now, forgive me guys because of stress and what not. I still must mention that in my house, over the years, cooking has already been really simplified (Dhal Vegetable Soup, Moor Kolumbu/Yogurt Curry & Masala Tofu Beans). Look, I sincerely believe that there's more to life than spending my time in the kitchen. Of course, cooking is still a must, we shouldn't doubt that home food is definitely the best compared to eating out (Potato Green Peas Curry, Chilli Mutton, Long Bean Turmeric Milk & Spicy Tuna Potatoes). But, I don't want to end up like my mum being frustrated. Spending all the time on cooking, until, not only her, I think lotsa of mothers of her generation have missed out on the outside world (Rava/Semolina Kheer/Payasam). Outside world is not about running wild and loose at my age, however, I think exposing ourselves to the real outside world will do wonders for broadening our mind set. Otherwise, we will never learn. We will end thinking that we are the best and when news travels to our ears on the moderation of our current generation of Indian kids (Gobi 65, Curry Leaves Potato Chips & Cauliflower Curry) we may drop dead. Who knows? Even our kids are one of the them drinking, partying, popping pills, dressing outrageously or maybe, doing stuffs we would never imagine.

Henceforth, when we are exposed to such erosion of culture, we will be prepared for accepting the reality on what social modernisation has done to our Indian or even other societies as well. The whole problem with our Indian parents is that we perceive our kids as angels, not realising that they may be the devils. Like I have told you, unless we expose ourselves to the outside world, we may still refuse to come out of our cocoon nest. Whether we have control or we can't control our kids, at least we know what they are up to or how they can be corrupted due to social influences (Tomato Vegetable Soup, Tandoori Chicken & Prawn Brinjal Curry).

Now, coming back to me and my simplicity of cooking, I too, actually I have been, I want to, for me its travelling and quality of catching up on a movie or outing with closest friends, I am keeping food to the basic. Basic meaning, less ingredients and cooking in  jiffy. Take this Pudina/Mint Chutney. A jiffy chutney (Avocado Dip, Mango Chutney, Tomato Chutney, Coriander Yogurt Chutney & Mint Yogurt Chutney) which you can make extra and store in the fridge as an accompaniment to your regular rice meals (Mango Pickle, Salted Fish Pickle & Vegetable Pickle). Maybe can I suggest it as a mild minty (Mint Rice) and spicy Indian burst for spreading over bread (Grilled Tuna Burger, Dried Prawn Paste, Egg Cheesy Bun & Cheesy Bread Roll) prior to loading up veggies or cooked meat ? I don't know, I thought I should let you know, try and let me know okay? For the ingredients and technic, its all here please. Thanks guys. See you soon. 

Ingredients
2 cups/1 bunch mint leaves
2 dried red chilllies
1 1/2 tbsp ulunthu/white dhal
2 tbsp yogurt
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Method
Heat oil and saute/fry the first three ingredients.
Just to soften and gently release mint leaves scent.
Cool down and add in a blender/food processor.
Add yogurt and salt.
Pulse and serve.
Note: remember to plus-minus the ingredients as per your taste.
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27 comments:

  1. this looks amazing.. perfect simple dish for rice or roti or idli

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  2. dal in chutney, interesting, will try the combo
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  3. Lovely looking mint chutney! I've never added yogurt to my mint chutney, I will remember to try this out next time!

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  4. love this flavourful and yummy mint chutney...

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  5. woohooo! nice! I am sure it goes well with lots of dishes! I wonder if this can be kept for a few days (as yogurt is used)

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  6. Lovely chutney. It is one my favourites. It goes great with everything. Love it. :)

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  7. Hmmm, all time and anytime favourite... Looks yummm :)

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  8. Vow will give this a try we typically make with so many ingredients.. this is so fuss free :D

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  9. Mint chutney is my favorite .. Loved it so much.

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  10. Didn't know there're so many variations of chutney. Love the dip, dear! xoxo

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  11. Love this mint chutney and the addition of yoghurt..... :)

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  12. To me this is a new variation to the mint chutney, will try sooner

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  13. Even the sound of mintpudina chutney itself sounds so sooo yummyyy. I will try this recipe for sure <3

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  14. delicious!! adding yogurt is something new..will try it:)

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  15. I also make it the same way but I add green chilli.

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  16. never tried this chutney with dal....soon i'll try it!!.

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  17. oh so this is how it's made. Too bad my garden mint kena insect attack. not much left

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  18. An all-time favourite! I love your presentation!

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  19. Love chutneys and pickles in any form... this one looks too yummy

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