Wednesday, August 01, 2007

When coriander and mint flirt with yoghurt

These are the ingredients for one of my favourite chutneys:

- Fresh coriander leaves
- Fresh mint leaves, roasted for a minute so it's not bitter
- Green chillies
- Onions
- Ginger
- Garlic
- Bit of sugar (to fix the bitterness of the mint)
- Salt
- Lemon juice, one half of a lemon
- One cup yoghurt, hung so there's no whey

Grind everything together into a fine paste, except the yoghurt and the lemon juice.

Stir the paste into the yoghurt.

Check for taste, add lemon juice and more salt if needed. You're now set to conquer the world.

A few years ago, I spent some time in the US, visiting my sister-in-law. We'd make tortilla wraps with this chutney.
All you need is a mix of veggies - beans, potatoes, cauliflower, carrots and peas. Boil veggies, season with cumin, add salt, red chili powder and a bit of garam masala. Buy tortillas, heat them, fill veggies into it, and then add this chutney on top. For added flavour, sprinkle chopped onions, coriander, lemon juice and chaat masala before you close the wrap. Serve hot, and remember to bow at the sound of sudden applause.

6 comments:

Kievas said...

Just found your blog through DesiPundit. I used to live in Bombay (back when it was still called Bombay) and I'm enjoying the memories your blog evokes.

Anu said...

I make a similar chutney with aloo parathas, but I'll try the tortilla wraps with this chutney, and tell you that I bowed at applause :-)

dhika said...

this sounds absolutely delicious. I should try this out. I enjoy your blog and the variety of subjects you deal with in an uncomplicated manner. Discovered the blog through an article in Business Line. You are doing a great job.

Deepa Krishnan said...

Thank you dhika!

Ralf said...

So ist das Leben!

Anonymous said...

Why no post mortem reports Deepaji?Did they all keel over or die because it was so delicious? lol