Mint chutney is one of my favourite side dish for Idly and dosa. It is a very flavorful and delicious chutney.It goes well with Pongal, Moong dal rice, moong dal khichdi, samosa etc. Without the seasoning, it can be used as a spread for sandwich. It can be prepared in different ways.Today let us learn how to prepare Mint Chutney by following this easy Mint chutney recipe.
Mint leaves - 1 cup tightly packed
Pearl onions - 7-8
Green chilli -2
Grated Coconut -1/4 cup
Tamarind - a small piece
Salt as required
For the seasoning
Oil -1 tsp
Mustard -3/4 tsp
Urad dal -3/4 tsp
Remove stalks and take the mint leaves alone. Wash the mint leaves and keep it aside. Drain the water well.
Heat 2-3 tsp of oil , add pearl onions and saute till it turns pink.
Then add green chilli and saute for a few more seconds .
Now switch off the flame and add the mint leaves. Saute in the heat of the pan itself. Add grated coconut and mix well.
Grind everything with needed salt, tamarind and very less water.
Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when mustard splutters, add urad dal, when dal turns golden brown, pour the seasoning over the chutney.
Enjoy with idly, dosa, parathas, adai, upma, pongal, bread,roti, Rava Pongal, Moong dal rice etc.
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