Friday, 5 April 2013

Pudina Verkadalai Chutney | Mint Chutney | Mint & Peanut Chutney

Roasted mint & peanut chutney with green chilly & garlic



Some of the very simple, hassle free recipes can be very powerful & add the extra zing to the other main dishes on the platter, right?? For instance pickle, I wouldn't say preparing them is hassle free, but it's very simple with minimal ingredients, but that adds life to the hot piping biriyanis na. And pappad, raita are some others in this genre which brings in an extra zest to the rich and elaborate dishes. In that line, is this chutney. Very healthy coz no coconut at all. My mom finds ways to avoid coconut & coconut milk, rather replace I should say !! Peanuts are the apt replacement for coconut in chutneys. Gives you the crunchy bite & a special aroma & an awesome taste. Pair this up with idly or dosa and you have the perfect sidekick. Or roll it over chappathi. I have it even with rice porridge. So shall we dive into the recipe?

Recipe from Ma


Yields : 1 cup (3-4 persons)


Preparation Time : 15 minutes


I Used:

Mint - A bunch (around 25-30 sprigs)
Peanuts - 3 tbsp
Green Chilly - 2 nos
Garlic - 2 cloves
Tamarind - a pinch
Asafoetida - ¼ tp
Salt - As Needed
Oil - As Needed
Mustard  - 1 tsp



The Way:

  1. Pick the mint leaves from the sprigs, rinse them in water and keep aside
  2. In a pan heat oil. Add the peanuts, green chillies, garlic, tamarind & asafoetida and roast them till they turn into a little golden color
  3. Do not over-roast them. When done, keep aside
  4. In the same pan roast the rinsed mint leaves. This may take about 30 seconds to a minute. The leaves will all shrink. Then remove the pan from flame
  5. Grind together all the roasted ingredients except mint leaves. When the peanuts are half ground add the mint leaves and give the final blend
  6. In a pan heat little oil. Splutter the mustard seeds and add it to the ground mint chutney
Cheers,
Chitz

74 comments:

  1. Mint chutney looks smashing! :)
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  2. I like both mint and peanut chutneys separately , didn't try this combo chutney ............ must be delicious :)

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    1. Yes.. It's awesome.. Try sometime dear :)

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  3. The chutney looks so yum Chitra. Nice click too :)

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  4. flavorful n healthy chutney!!

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  5. Aha, no coconut chutney, interesting!! The only chutney where my mom doesn't use coconut is onion chutney. This is brand new with peanuts!!
    You know what, you can actually use this chutney one more way, by applying this on sandwich bread as base, I'm sure it will be yummy on bread too, since it does not have coconut!!

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    1. Yup.. Forgot that as I dont eat much of bread !! Try & tell me dear :)

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  6. Chutney looks yum :) Nice click :)

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  7. Nice Chitz, I have not tried this combo. It looks fab, I will try it soon. Beautiful click dear...

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    1. Thanks dear.. Let me know if u like it :)

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  8. Can guess the flavor of this chutney,ur picture itself speaks a lot;

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  9. Mint and peanut is a lovely and new combo..Looks yum...

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  10. the chutney looks wonderful! I am searching for your email and can't find it here, hoping to send u the pdf of moussaka. Can you drop me an email ( admin at thecookingdoctor dot com)..
    jehanne x

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    1. Thanks for the lovely recipe Jehanne.. Gonna try it soon :)

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  11. A new combination.. Picture is awesome.. Will try this chutney..

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  12. Chitz,still in the biriyani hangover eh? :))Love pudina chutney..do write about some pickles that goes well with biriyani.

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    1. Hehe. U guessed t right Meena :) Still in hangover.. Sure, will post some pickles some time !!

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  13. wow.. sounds yum n tangy with perfect clicks..

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  14. this is interesting...loved your clicks

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  15. Love the clicks and flavorful chutney

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  16. The colour of this chutney is amazing. Cooking the ingredients slightly is also interesting.

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  17. wow such a very radiant colour. I love this pudhina & peanut combo lovely.

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  18. Delicious chutney I like this one without coconut. I need to try.

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  19. Whooo, this color is so vibrant and inviting. I never added peanuts to this chutney so far, that's an interesting twist, will check it out the next for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I just prepared mint rice today and now comes the same herb but as a beautiful chutney. I am not sure whats with mint and chutneys but I can eat loads of it. In fact sometimes just dip my fingers inside and lick it. So good and adore the outshining color.

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    1. Hehe.. Me too do that at times dear :) Thanks a lot :)

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  21. Mint chutney looks gorgeous

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  22. lovely combination, dear... :)

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  23. Mint chutney without coconut looks wonderful! Will surely try your recipe next time. Thanks.

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  24. I just love the color of your mint chutney dear....

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  25. Mint is easily my hot pick..Loved this chutney of yours !

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  26. Beautiful pics & tempting chutney

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  27. A yummy mint chutney, will try it soon. Thanks for visiting and following my space. Happy to follow you back. Keep in touch.

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    1. Thanks dear.. And no probs at all :)

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  28. have not tried this combo, Chitz...gud post. and sweetie...i really appreciate all your lovely comments on my blog...thnaks a bunch :)

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    1. Its always a pleasure Sona :)

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  29. Looks yum... Lovely clicks Chitz :-)

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  30. Adding peanuts to this chutney is new to me. But it looks cool

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  31. Wow ... Its perfect & awesome:)

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