Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tomato & Mint Chutney

Mints are aromatic herbs, which are warm, fresh and has sweet flavor with a cool aftertaste. They are used in teas, beverages, jellies , syrups, candies and ice creams. Mints are originally used as medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains.

Mint leave are used in various  cuisines  too. Specially in India, they are used in making chutney's, added to non vegetarian dishes and also in the most popular biryani for the extra flavor. Mint and tomato is a great combination so for today am here with a flavorful chutney which is made with fresh mint leaves and tomatoes.

Here goes the recipe.....

                                    

Blogging Marathon 72
Week 4, Day 3
Theme: Dips, Chutney's and Spreads

We need:

Tomato 2 large
Mint leaves 1 cup full
Green chilies 4
Roasted peanuts 1/4 cup
Sesame seeds 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Garlic cloves 2
Salt to taste
Oil 2 spoons


For Tempering:

Red chili 1
Curry leaves 4
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Udad dal 1/2 spoon
Oil 3 spoons


Method:


In a medium pan heat oil and add chopped tomato and mint leaves.
Also add garlic cloves, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, green chilies and salt.
Mix well and let it cook on medium flame till tomatoes turn soft.
When the tomatoes are soft and you do not see any water in the pan, switch off the flame and let the mixture cool down.
Now add this mixture into blender along with roasted peanuts and give it a stir.
Do not add any water.
Grind till smooth paste.
Transfer to serving bowl.
In the same pan where u cooked tomatoes, add oil for tempering.
Once oil is hot add all the tempering ingredients.
Saute for a minute and add to the chutney.
This chutney goes well with hot rice, dosa, idly, upma and also with roti or naan.

                                            





12 comments:

kitchen queen said...

delicious chutney.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

These chutneys are life savers. Love these with rice and also with tiffin. Yummy share.

Sandhiya said...

my kind of chutney.Very well made.

Priya Suresh said...

Prefect chutney to relish with some hot steaming idlies.

Priya Srinivasan said...

simple and yumm chutney!!

vaishali sabnani said...

The chutney looks super delicious, love the ingredients going in there.

The Happie Friends Potpourricorner said...

Yummy .. Perfect with Dosa or Idli!!

Pavani N said...

That is a creamy and delicious chutney with tomatoes and mint.

Sapana Behl said...

Lovely combination and delicious looking chutney.

Chef Mireille said...

awesome combo - I love the fresh flavor of mint this would be awesome I'm sure!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Tomatoes and mint together is so flavorful. Lovely recipe.

Srivalli said...

I am sure this one paired up very well with dosas!..good colour..