Its been a long time I posted a chutney....not that I don't make them often...but just that they are eaten without being photographed for my blog!
Fresh ground chutneys are quite popular in my house....they are done in couple of sittings of lunch or dinner. They are also not served in small dollops but in very large tablespoons...:) that's how much we like chutneys! :)
This is kind of a 'call for help chutney'..that is when there aren't enough ingredients at home for any one chutney, mix all the halves and make one full chutney! clever huh! :)
Well that's what I do when we need chuntey and when I don't have enough ingredients :) This chutney has the flavors of mint, a tangyness of a tomato and sweetness of red bell pepper....
Well I guess that best anyone can do...right....and when it comes of tasting yum....what else do you need!!....
This chutney tastes just as good and goes well with rice, idlis or dosas....
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
bunch of mint / pudina leaves
5-6 green chillies
5 garlic cloves
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp jeera or cumin seeds
3-4 dry red chillies
1/2 tbsp channa dal
1/2 tbsp urad dal
1 marble sized ball of tamarind
1 tbsp of oil
few curry leaves
Heat the oil in a kadai.
Add the garlic cloves and saute till they turn color.
Add the channa dal, urad dal and red chillies. Saute for a few seconds.
Add the chopped bell pepper, tomato, mint, tamarind and green chillies. Add salt and let it cook until soft.
Remove into a blender and grind when cooled.
In the same Kadai, add few more drops of oil and saute the mustard seeds, jeera and curry leaves. You can turn off the heat
Add the ground chutney to this tempering and mix well.
Serve as a side dish with idlis or dosas or even upma. Goes well with plain white rice with some ghee...