Coriander Chutney

Definition of Chutney (Merriam Webster) a thick sauce of Indian origin that contains fruits, vinegar, sugar, and spices and is used as a condiment

In India we make many different chutneys; from many different vegetables, fruits and herbs. Everyone has their variations. I have made cilantro/ coriander chutney with adding cilantro to ingredients of coconut chutney. But this recipe is a variation.

Here are some chutneys from my previous posts:

https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2020/01/18/chatpata-chutneys/

https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2019/10/24/my-moms-tomato-thokku-chutney/

https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2018/11/30/spinach-chutney-basale-soppina-chutney/

https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2020/01/24/raji-chittis-special-carrot-chutney/

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coriander leaves/ cilantro
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 tbsp urad dal
  • 2 tbsp channa dal
  • a pinch asafoetida
  • 1/4 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 5-6 curry leaves (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a sauce pan. Add asafoetida, channa dal, urad dal, red chilli and fry till golden brown
  • Add green chilli and chopped ginger and fry
  • Add chopped cilantro and mix. Turn off heat
  • Grind cilantro mixture with coconut. Add salt and tamarind and grind to a smooth texture with some water. Transfer to a bowl
  • Take 1 tsp oil. Add mustard and curry leaves. When mustard seeds splutter, pour over chutney and serve
  • Serve with idli, dosa or a spread for sandwiches or even a dip
Dosa served with chutney and bitter gourd curry

Published by

chaiwithpreethi.com

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Teacher, Student! Love to cook and bake, eat and travel. Continue to learn!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s