Starry blue skies, low glowing lights hanging, bonfire pit a blaze, lovely red dinner plates and new silverware properly set on the dining room table and then this. Mint cilantro chutney dip. I must have this recipe one of my neighbor friends asked, can you post the recipe on your blog? Better yet, can you just make me some up and deliver it to me? Yep, this mint cilantro chutney was a definite hit at our first neighbor dinner party.
If you’re looking to add some variety and a bit of spice to your life then you just have-ta try! And, it is super simple so you can have it done a matter of minutes ready to dip and spread.
So to make this you take lots of mint and cilantro and add some onion, garlic, green chili’s, ginger, lemon juice, cumin seeds, coconut if you want to add a little bit of sweetness, with a pinch of salt and throw it in food processor or blender. Then just simply blend or puree it all up. Thats it! You’re all done. You’re ready to taste and to put it on all sorts of things.
To name a few options, you can spread it on top of a sandwich or delicious Indian turkey burger, dip it with some chips, add it to some naan (my favorite) or samosas, put it on top of some curry and wrap it up. Whatever you may decide, it will give your food extra special flavor and delicious kick. Just be prepared you’re life may never ever be the same. You can soften up the spiciness with a little less green chili’s and a little bit more coconut or really spice it up with more green chili’s.
My Mom and sister Tammi are coming into town tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited. We will do all the vacation type things that my normal everyday life doesn’t always allows me to do. Plus, for the first time in a couple of months Satya and I will be able to have an real life date night with just the two of us! They are newbies eating Indian food and I can’t wait for them to try some of this. It will definitely be served at our first meal with some butter chicken wrapped up with some naan. Ummmn, is it time for lunch yet?
- 2½ cups of fresh cilantro leaves (stems removed)
- ½ cup of fresh mint leaves (stems removed)
- 6 cloves of garlic
- ½ inch of fresh ginger peeled and cut
- 2 hot chili peppers
- 2 tablespoons squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 2 tablespoons grated coconut
- 2-3 tablespoons of water to make smooth consistency.
- Pinch of salt
- Remove the stems from the cilantro and mint leaves.
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
- Blend or puree until it reaches the desired consistency.
- Serve as a dip, spread or condiment.