Follow this green chutney recipe to make a condiment that will enhance your meal with a mouth-watering taste and aroma.
Ingredients for your Green Chutney
1 cup mint leaves
1 cup coriander leaves
1 or 2 green chillies, chopped
½ a small onion, chopped
¼ tsp cumin powder
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
Juice of ½ a lime or lemon
Puree the ingredients except for the lime or lemon juice. Then add the juice and stir well. Place in the fridge for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavours to develop.
is an herb that we use to flavour our dishes. It is related to parsley.
Generally we use it as a garnish to the finished dish or added at the end of the cooking.
You can use the seeds in cooking too, either ground or whole. if using them whole we would toast them off first to enhance the flavour by bringing out the oils.
Coriander is used in dishes like curry, soup and casseroles.
There are lots of reasons to grow mint. Even if you are planting directly into the ground you should try to contain it in a pot at the same time as it spreads like weeds. for me I prefer to have mine in containers close to the kitchen door or windowsill.
There are lots of different types of mint so have a look in your local garden centre, by gently rubbing the leaves you will smell the difference. All of the varieties can be grown in containers. Unlike coriander, the stems are quite tough so only use the leaves.