Monday, April 13, 2015

Pudina/Mint Chutney


I must take off my hat to my mum and her cooking. She can be hours in the kitchen for pounding, grinding and doing whatever it takes for preparing a meal for us. But lemme tell you that I don't think I want to be like her. Not in the sense of cooking a meal for the two of us, but hours in my kitchen can literally kill me softly and slowly (Chilli Hummus, Tamatar ki Chutney, Avocado Dip & Mango Chutney). Honestly, unlike those days, try being in your kitchen for just an hour and see how you sweat drip? The weather. Climate change and the heat is on forever even when its raining or thereafter. Moreover, I think I am one of those who sweat for no apparent reason and twenty fours a day just like that. Thus, I keep it as short as possible in cooking. Take this Pudina/Mint Chutney as an example. Made in the jiffy in the blender. Into the blender went sauteed together mint leaves (Mint Chutney), dried chillies and white dal. Next, tipping in oil, yogurt (Curd Chutney) and salt before pulsing for this minty and tangy Pudina Mint Chutney (Nasi Pudina/Mint Rice). An accompaniment as a side for our rice meals or have it your way.  

Ingredients
2 cups/1 bunch mint leaves
2 dried red chillies
1 1/2 tbsp ulunthu/white dal
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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