Tuesday, January 26, 2016

BEST Mint-Cilantro Chutney

I absolutely love the green chutneys in Indian food, and I've finally found the best recipe! This actually started off as a showdown in which I made two different chutney recipes from two cookbooks. One was too spicy, and one was too sour and salty... but together, they are absolutely perfect. 

This also raises interesting intellectual property questions as this recipe has been less tweaked than most of the ones I re-post, yet is also less recognizable as anyone else's.


2-3 green chilies (remove some seeds if you don’t want spicy), chopped
1 1-in piece ginger, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
¾ c packed mint leaves, chopped
1 ¼ c packed cilantro, chopped
¾ tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
4 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp apple cider vinegar
3/8 c water
¼ tsp chana masala spice mix

Also, here is a delicious eggplant-tomato dish with nigella seeds and cilantro.

Green Bean Casserole Lasagna

Because "stuff white people eat" should be a blog. Mushrooms, green beans, cashew cream, whole wheat lasagne.

Some other random and pretty food I made:

Thanksgiving 2014!

I found an old Thanksgiving menu on google drive! Sadly, no photos, but this was a fantastic menu--one of the all-time best out of those I've hosted.

Green Salad with Roasted Smoky Chickpeas
Autumnal Pickled Veggies (this recipe, but less sugar and with a mix of cauliflower and orange squash)
Sofritas-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Mole (this recipe plus peppers and mushrooms sauteed in at the end, plus the chocolate mole recipe from The Artful Vegan)
Black Bean and Corn Cakes with Pico de Gallo and Cilantro-Lime Crema (cashew based)
Spice-Kissed Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Cream
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes (this recipe with cayenne and cinnamon) with Pumpkin Buttercream