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Mint Cilantro Chutney

22 Sep

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Mint Cilantro Chutney.

Mint leaves are washed and roughly chopped along with cilantro. Garlic and ginger are briefly fried in oil along with green chiles. Grind the mixture into paste along with lemon juice. Serve mint cilantro chutney with bread or with snacks etc..
Makes: around 1 Cup of Mint Cilantro Chutney.

Ingredients:

Mint Leaves 1 Cup Packed
Cilantro 1 1/2 Cups
Ginger 1 inch Piece
Garlic 2 Cloves
Green Chiles 2
Lime Juice 2 Tbsps
Salt to Taste

Method of preparation:

Peel and roughly chop the garlic.
Peel and chop the ginger.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Wash and roughly chop the cilantro.
Wash, separate mint leaves and roughly chop them.

Heat oil in a pan, add ginger and garlic.
Fry for few seconds, add the green chiles.
Fry briefly, stir in mint leaves and cilantro.
Stir fry for few seconds and remove from heat.
Cool to room temperature and grind the mint cilantro mixture with lemon juice and salt into paste.
Serve mint cilantro chutney with bread or with snacks etc..
Notes: Make sure not to overcook mint or cilantro leaves.

Suggestions: Adjust green chiles according to spice preference.
Variations: You can also add fresh grated coconut before grinding the chutney. You can also add onion to the pan along with green chiles.
Other Names: Mint Cilantro Chutney.