Friday, 12 December 2014

Mughlai Pudina(Mint) Chutney


Pudina(Mint)plays a vital role in Mughlai cuisine.It is an aromatic herb that has a warm and refreshing flavour.It is also known for its medicinal properties too and is helpul in digestion.Here is an easy recipe of mint chutney which is a versatile one as it goes good with samosas,tikkis,cutlets,grilled vegetables,biryani,etc.,and time taken to prepare is minimal as the ingredients are mostly available at home.

Ingredients:
Fresh mint leaves(no stems,washed/cleaned)1 cup
Green chilli 1(can increase if it is of less spice variety)
Ginger chopped 1tsp
Garlic cloves 2
Salt to taste (1/4-1/2 tsp)
Roasted jeera(cumin)powder 1/2tsp
Thick Yogurt/curd about 1 cup
 
Method:
  • In a blending jar take mint,green chillies,ginger,garlic,salt and pulse.Add little water and blend to smooth consistency
  • Transfer to a serving bowl.Add curd and beat well
  • Serve garnished with roasted cumin powder

A good accompaniment with patties,tikkis,cutlets,pakodas,etc.,even goes well with rice varieties.
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