Fresh Mint Chutney (Pudina Pacchadi)

    Fresh Mint Chutney (Pudina Pacchadi)


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    This is a South Indian style fresh chutney that is best eaten with rice and ghee. It would also serve as a great accompaniment to dhosas.

    Serves: 16 

    • 1 teaspoon (5ml) cooking oil
    • 1 1/2 cups fresh mint leaves
    • 2 teaspoons (10ml) cooking oil
    • 6 dried red chillies
    • 1 tablespoon (15g) skinned split black lentils (urad dal)
    • 1 tablespoon (8g) coriander seed
    • 1 teaspoon (4g) chana dal beans
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
    • 1 teaspoon tamarind paste
    • 1 pinch salt to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the mint leaves and fry until slightly wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
    2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a frypan (or a kadhai if you have one). Add the red chillies, black lentils, coriander seed, chana dal and mustard seed; cook in the hot oil until the lentils brown and the seeds start to splatter; remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Grind the mixture into a coarse powder using a mortar and pestle; add the mint leaves, tamarind paste and salt; continue crushing until the mint is completely integrated.

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