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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Cilantro chutney

Some of you know that my Mom was visiting us and I took this opportunity to learn a thing or two about cooking from her!

While she was here, she made this fabulous cilantro chutney. It tastes great with the usual Indian treats like samosas, pakoras (I plan to do a post on this soon - stay tuned!).

Here's the recipe:

Chopped Cilantro (1 cup)
Onion - 1 small (about 1/2 cup)
Garlic - 1 big clove
Ginger - 1/2" piece
Tamarind juice - to taste (
Green chillies - to the desired spice level!
Salt - to taste
Mint (1/2 cup) (optional)

Blend all the ingredients and you're done!
While the chutney tastes just fine right out of the blender, it tastes better when served slightly cold.

1) You can subsitute tamarind juice with:
- lemon juice or
- raw mango pieces or
- dried and ground pomegranate seeds
2) You can substitute green chillies with red chilli powder
3) You can add some shredded coconut for a slightly different taste


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