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Cilantro (Coriander) Chutney

on February 11, 2013
Coriander Chutney

Coriander Chutney

Having a good chutney or spread handy in the refrigerator makes the morning rush to fix lunch for office and school easy. Cilantro chutney is a great one to have to impart flavor to burgers and sandwiches. Making it at home is economical and of course, it tastes better than store-bought!

Heat 4t of sesame oil in a pan and add 1t of mustard seeds. When the seeds start to sputter add 1t of urad dal and sauté till golden brown. Add  3 small dried red chilies and sauté for a few seconds. Substitute with chili flakes if necessary. Remove the seasoning into a bowl. Wash 2 bunches of cilantro and sauté for a minute in the pan with 1t of sesame oil. Pulverize the coriander with salt to taste, 1/4t tamarind paste (or lime juice)  and some water in a food processor. Add the seasoning and grind again. Adding the seasoning last gives the chutney a little texture from the urad dal. For variation try half coriander and half mint for a mint and coriander chutney.

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