My dads secret recipe is now all yours! My father could not eat a meal without chutney. I remember when he came to visit me i asked him to teach me how to make it and i did not even have a proper blender! He took me to buy one! Osterizer…. and it lasted me for over 15 years!!! Now i swear by my Magic Bullet…. i have said goodbye to moulinex and the likes… my Magic Bullet has been with me for over a year and i use it almost daily!! I dry grind, make my cake batter, make dosa batter, dahi vadas….. chop nuts, crush cookies…gosh i could go on and on………..
Today i made some lovely mint chutney and have been remembering my dad a lot…Papa wherever you are…i love you 🙂
Now back to the recipe! This keeps for a fortnight in the fridge.. I do not add ANY water while blending it…thats very important 🙂 So…now you can make my Papa´s lovely chutney and now realise why he was soo popular for what he used to make 🙂
1 cup of fresh coriander leaves, i use both leaves and stem ( waste not!!!) chopped
1/2 cup of mint leaves (for the mint , use just the leaves please)
4-5 green chillies (or to taste) chopped
3 flakes of garlic
1 tablespoon of chopped ginger
juice of 1 juicy lime
1 teaspoon of salt or to taste
2 teaspoons of sugar or to taste
1/4 teaspoon of citric acid crystals OR white vinegar (THIS IS MY SECRET INGREDIENT)
In your blender put the following ingredients in this order…this way you dont have to use any water to blend your chutney. Adding water makes the chutney watery, and it spoils very quickly.
Lemon juice…garlic…pulse….. ginger…pulse…. green chillies…pulse…. coriander and mint leaves bit by bit…pulsing as you add it… . By now you should have a smooth puree. Add salt and sugar. Pour into a container and add the citric acid crystals and mix well. Check and correct seasoning. Refrigerate.
The perfect chutney for your sandwiches, snacks…samosas pakoras and almost everything!!