Mint and Coriander Chutney

My Culinary Saga


This versatile chutney deserved a dedicated post. This Green chutney is extremely popular in Indian households as the Pesto is in Italy. πŸ™‚

Chutneys are traditionally served as side dishes made from fresh ingredients which can last for a couple of days refrigerated. Chutney usually is acontrast in taste to the main dish being served. Traditionally chutneys wereground with a stonemortar and pestle or an Aatukal/ Ammikkal. I remembermy Grandma laboriously grinding pastes using these. Spices are added and ground, usually in a particular order. Some chutneys are then tempered with curry leaves, asafoetida and mustard seeds to enhance the flavour.These days blenders andfood processorsare a great alternative to the time consuming stone grinding. Though, I must admit, the stone grinding technique does bring out a distinct rustic appeal and flavour to any dish . πŸ™‚

This delicious chutney can be used in a variety of dishes or…

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