Saturday, 28 January 2012

Sweet Mint Chutney

Mint Leaves 2 Cups Packed
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Sesame Seeds 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Tamarind 1 inch sized Ball
Jaggery 1 tbsp (grated)
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp
Method of preparation:
Remove mint leaves from hard stems and wash under water thoroughly.
Roughly tear the mint leaves.
Soak tamarind in few tablespoons of warm water for sometime and extract all the juice.
Heat oil in a pan, add urad dal, broken red chiles, coriander seeds and cumin seeds.
Fry till they are aromatic or change light brown in color and remove onto a bowl.
Then add the mint leaves, sesame seeds and salt in remaining oil.
Fry till mint wilts and changes color and remove from heat.
Grind all the ingredients into fine paste adding tamarind extract and jaggery.
Add water if necessary while grinding the mint chutney.
Serve sweet mint chutney with idly, dosa etc…