I took these photographs yesterday, and was lazy to upload them immediately, and today morning I realized that the deadline had passed ! But I am not going to spare you guys cos of that :D, so here you go...
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Ingredients:Thats it, you have a versatile dish in your hands now. Mix the chutney with hot plain rice along with a tiny dollop of ghee or drizzle of oil, spread it on your bread for a flavorful sandwich, add to a cup of thick yoghurt and use as a dip for chapathi's & dosa or even veggies/chips , use it in chat recipes like bhel puri, sev puri, pani puri...ohh, the list is endless.
- a bunch of pudina/mint - approx 2 loose cups
- 2 tsp - Oil
- 1 tsp - Urad dal
- 1 tsp - Channa dal
- 2 nos - dry, Red chillies (adjust to taste)
- tamarind, the size of a 25cent/50paise coin or ~1/2 tsp if using extract
- Salt to taste
- 1-2 Tbsp - water
- Wash the mint leaves and drain them on a kitchen towel. Heat a pan with oil, once hot add the dals. ( I use the broken urad dal, and so add it a little after the channa dal, else it burns)
- Once the dals turn a little golden, reduce the heat and add the tamarind and red chillies. Once the chillies change color, transfer all the ingredients to the grinder.
- To the same pan (with oil) add the mint leaves and saute for 2-3mins till they wilt. Transfer to the blender and grind to a coarse texture adding water as required. Don't overdo the water or the chutney will not hold together. (I have a tiny food processor, so I first used my spice grinder to coarsely powder the dals and then transfered them to the food processor with the pudina). Add salt to taste.