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Pudina chutney - Mint Chutney with Curry leaves

Pudina Chutney is one of the best side dish recipes which goes well with idly, dosa, vada, adai, upma or any breakfast. This also goes well with variety rice or even with vegetable biryani. This is the best side dish for rasam and is served for people with fever. This chutney is good for health and aids in digestion.

Ingredients needed for making  Pudina Chutney

Mint leaves - 1 cup tightly packed
Curry leaves - A handful (optional)
whole Urad dal - 1/2 cup
Green chilli -1
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Tomato - 1/2
Onion - 1/2
Grated Coconut -1/4 cup (optional)
Tamarind - a small piece
Salt as required

For the seasoning 

Oil -1 tsp
Mustard and urad dal - 1 tsp.

How to make Pudina or Mint chutney. 

1. Remove the mint and curry leaves from the stalks. Wash them with water and drain. Allow to stand for 10 minutes so that they become dry

2. Heat oil in a kadai, add the whole urad dal fry till they become golden brown. Then add the onions fry till they become transparent. then add the ginger, green chillies, tomato and saute well.

3. Now add the mint leaves and tamarind saute for 2 minutes. Add grated coconut and mix well.

4. Allow the contents to cool. Grind the contents in a mixie with needed salt and very little water.

5. Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when mustard splutters add urad dal and pour the seasoning over the chutney.

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