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.

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