this green chutney is a regular chutney which we make as a side dish with our punjabi meals.
this is again a healthy chutney and easy to make recipe. again from my mil’s fab punjabi recipe collection. here apart from herbs like coriander, mint, some veggies are also added – tomatoes, onions and radish. the chutney is given a slightly sour taste by dry pomegranate seeds or anardana.
when we don’t have pomegranate seeds, we add lemon juice or dry mango powder and even raw mangoes in the summers. so you can choose whichever souring agent you have.
this green chutney can be had as a dip or can be used as a spread. best with some onion pakoras, samosa, aloo tikki, french fries, veg or paneer tikka, veg cutlet/patties, tandoori or grilled veggies/snacks. we also serve it as a side dish with a simple dal tadka chawal. the chutney can also be used as spread on sandwiches and burgers.
i first served the green chutney with mushroom tikka and the next day served it french fries and then on third day with cabbage vadas (cabbage lentil fritters).
green chutney, punjabi style recipe below:
- ¼ cup mint leaves
- ½ cup coriander leaves
- 1 medium sized onion
- 1 medium sized tomato
- ½ inch ginger, peeled and chopped
- 3-4 garlic, peeled chopped
- 2 inch of white radish (optional)
- 1 green chili, chopped (increasing the number of green chilies will increase the heat in the chutney. for a hotter and spicier version, you can add 2 green chilies)
- ½ tsp dry pomegranate seeds/anardana (substitute dry mango powder or lemon juice or raw mango instead of dry pomegranate seeds. adjust accordingly.)
- black salt or rock salt as required
- 1 or 2 tbsp of water to grind the chutney
- rinse and chop the mint and coriander leaves.
- peel and rinse the onion.
- chop roughly.
- rinse and chop the tomatoes roughly.
- rinse and peel the radish.
- chop the radish.
- add these veggies, ginger, garlic in a chutney grinder or small blender.
- also add all pomegranate seeds, salt, green chilies.
- add 1 or 2 tbsp water and grind the ingredients till smooth.
- remove the green chutney in a bowl.
- serve the green chutney as a side dish with indian starters or snacks.
- the green chutney stays good in the fridge for 3-4 days.