Monday, April 13, 2015

Pudina/Mint Chutney


I suppose I have come a long way on my cooking. Trust me, I have been cooking constantly until I am truly satisfied I have improvised on cooking skill by learning on my own. I guess experience is the major lesson in anything we do, I really can't be happier I now can cook in a jiffy. Quick and fast and over time, now that I am in my fifties, I realise I wanna simplify cooking to if possible, as simple as ABC (Dhal Vegetable Soup, Moor Kolumbu/Yogurt Curry & Masala Tofu Beans). Look, I sincerely believe there's more to life than spending all 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 spending hours on preparing a meal (Rava/Semolina Kheer/Payasam). Take this Pudina/Mint Chutney as an example. Minimal cooking time without compromising on tastiness, Curry Leaves Potato Chips & Cauliflower Curry). Fry the first three ingredients in oil, thereafter pulse by adding yogurt, of course salt is a must. Indeed, in 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). Pudina/Mint Chutney can also be (Mint Rice) a spread over bread (Grilled Tuna Burger, Dried Prawn Paste, Egg Cheesy Bun & Cheesy Bread Roll) prior to loading up veggies or cooked meat?


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