Food that looks mind blowing need not be healthy also food that is healthy need not be tasty too. It’s a universal problem. But, this is not the case always 😉 you could make healthy yet tasty dishes in no time.
This Mint chutney is one of that kind, I tasted this recipe years back when my cousin S’s maid mayaakka made this. This recipe is a sure keeper for those who dislike the raw taste of mint, healthy in its own way you could also skip roasting part( but I recommend to roast as that’s the taste giving process for this recipe 😛 )
Remember to clean and pick the mint leaves with hands, wash them thoroughly to avoid any dirt.
- mint leaves : 1.5cup/1 whole bunch cleaned
- garlic cloves : 12-15 no
- ginger :1/4″ piece
- tamarind : a small gooseberry size
- salt : as required
- Red chilli powder : 1/2 tsp
- mustard seeds :1/2 tsp
- urud dal : 1/4 tsp
- Red chillies dried : 5-6 no
- coconut oil :3-4 tbsp or more
- Take the clean and picked leaves , along with garlic cloves, ginger, salt, tamarind, red chilli powder, in a mixer and grind into a fine paste.
- Do not add any water, the mint leaves will ooze out water .As you grind you can see its forming like a paste.
- Now heat a pan, add oil once hot add things mentioned under tempering.
- To which add mint paste and saute well in medium to low flame.
- The chutney will start changing its color to dark green and will be dry compared to what we have initially added , this process will take about 10 -15 minutes in low -medium flame)
- Add 1-2 teaspoon of oil if necessary. Switch off the flame and serve with other dishes.