Its also an instant perk-up side dish for bhajias / pakoras / fritters or even to pep up day-old chapatis, which can be turned into delectable veg frankies with one smear of this delicious chutney. I have kept the spice factor a little low in the following recipe, but do adjust according to preferences. I have used raisins in place of sugar from the original recipe, and that imparted a wonderful texture to the chutney , especially when you encounter mini bites while the chutney hits your tongue :-) See tips at the end of this post for ways to increase its shelf life too !
This goes to following events - Shilpa's Life is green, Priya's Tuesday Bookmarked recipes & Siri's Back to Basics - Chutneys, event by Jaya, Valli's Condiment Mela
Prep time : 10 - 15 minutes.Cooking + grinding time : 10 mins. Makes : approx 100- 150 gm of chutney that keeps for 2 weeks under refrigeration.
- Green coriander - 1 1/2 cup (packed)
- Fresh Mint - 1/2 cup (packed)
- Fried gram / pottu kadalai - 1/4 cup
- Green chillies - 2
- Raisins - 1 large handful
- Salt - to taste
- lemon juice - 1 TBSP
- Chaat Masala - 1 tsp
- Amchur - 1 tsp
- Oil - 1 tsp
1) Wash and roughly chop coriander and mint leaves. Dry on several changes of tissue paper / kitchen towels till dry.
2) Dry roast fried gram for max 1 min till they are slightly brown. Cool and powder.
3) Fry the coriander leaves, mint leaves & green chillies in a tsp of oil till they wilt slightly and acquire a gloss
4) Grind coriander, mint, green chillies without water first. Then add powdered gram flour and run the mixer again till they incorporate well. Now add raisins, salt, amchur powder and very little water to get a thickish chutney consistency.
5) Remove to a glass bowl. Add lemon juice, chaat masala and mix well.
6) Store in a sterlised air tight glass jar and use when you make chaats, sandwiches.
1) use very very little water for grinding
2) Its very necessary for the coriander and mint leaves to be pat dried before frying to prevent the chutney from going bad soon
3) use dry spoon to take out only required quantity and stir well before and after every use.