Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Timater aur Podina Chutney(tomato and mint Chutney)

Asalam Alaikum,
In our house we eat a lot of chutney. We eat it with snacks like samosa and pakora, and with rice dishes. We make several different chutneys but this is our favorite.

1 Medium Timater(tomato)
1 Small bunch Hara Dhania(coriander):10-15 stems
1 Small bunch Podina(mint)
2 cloves Lesan(garlic)
8-10 Hari Mirch(green chilies)
1 Tbsp Zeera(cumin seeds)
salt to taste

Step 1-Wash hara dhania, and cut 1-2 inches off the stem end.

Step 2-Wash hari mirch, cut off stem and cut into 1 inch pieces.
Step 3-Wash podina, remove leaves and discard stems.
Step 4-Wash timater, cut off top and cut into chunks.
Step 5-Place all ingredients on your silpatta(REALLY HEAVY stone grinder) and working out your arm muscles, grind until a smooth paste.
Step 6-Scrap paste into a bowl add 3-4 tablespoons water and mix well. It should have the consistency of a slightly think salad dressing.

For those who don't own a silpatta(or who don't want to end up with forearms like Popeye:-) just throw all ingredients in a blender with some water and blend until smooth.

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