The Chutney diaries Part 3 – Mint & Peanut Chutney -

Hello, Hello keeping in line with my promise to create different types of “Chutney’s ” every fortnight, let me introduce you to the very special chutney which is very popular back home in Mumbai. It is almost a staple condiment on our dinning table and something we use like Butter to lather over our sandwiches, use a dip for Nachos and even as a marinade for Chicken drumsticks.

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It is very spicy considering I add 3 – 4 green chillies in it and can really tantalize your taste buds. The ingredients are easily available and there is no cooking required, so there is no reason why one cannot make it. If you don’t want to make Indian food to serve with it, that’s fine. Just serve it with a bowl full of French fries or Nachos and you will have a very different dip on your hands.

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It is very quick to make and I just cannot have enough of it. Here is the recipe.

Recipe (No cooking required, ready under 10 minutes)

1 cup fresh green Coriander

1/2 cup fresh Mint leaves

3/4 cup roasted unsalted peanuts (make sure you use deskinned Peanuts)

Juice of 1 Lemon

2 Garlic cloved

3 -4 Green chillies (you can use only 2 if you don’t like it really hot)

1 small Onion roughly chopped

Salt to taste

1) Wash the Coriander and the mint and put everything (Except the Lemon) in a blender/grinder and blitz a few times till you have a nice paste.

2) Make sure there are no Peanut bits.

3) Add juice of half a Lemon and taste, if the chutney is too spicy add the remaining Lemon juice.

4) Chill and serve with anything you want to as a Condiment.

Tip: I love to marinade Chicken drumsticks with this Chutney and grill them. Tastes absolutely delicious.