Coriander Chutney

Tasty and easy coriander chutney is prepared with coriander leaves, green chillies and sesame seeds. It goes well with all fried snacks, flat bread, steamed rice or with any south Indian breakfast.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients:

  1. Coriander: 1 small bunch (washed and roughly chopped)
  2. Sesame seeds: ½ cup
  3. Oil: 2 teaspoon
  4. Garlic: 4 to 5 cloves
  5. Onion: 2 medium sized cut into cubes
  6. Tomato: 2 medium sized cut into cubes
  7. Green chillies: 4 to 5 (according to taste)
  8. Salt: ½ teaspoon (according to taste)
  9. Juice of ½ lemon or a lemon sized tamarindIMG_6449

Procedure:

  1. Dry roast sesame seeds on a slow flame till nice golden color.Switch off the flame and allow to cool for 5 minutes.IMG_6478
  2. Grind to a fine powder and keep ready.IMG_6480
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add garlic cloves and fry till golden brown.IMG_6452
  4. Add green chillies and fry for 2 minutes.IMG_6454
  5. Add onion cubes and fry for 2 minutes till they turn to a little pink.IMG_6455
  6. Add tomato pieces and fry for 2 to 3 minutes (no need to over cook).IMG_6468
  7. Add roughly chopped coriander leaves and fry for 3 to 4 minutes on medium flame.IMG_6472
  8. Switch off the flame and allow to cool for 4 to 5 minutes( if you want to add tamarind you can add at this stage).IMG_6475
  9. Add all the fried coriander leaves mixture to the sesame seeds powder and grind 1 or 2 minutes to a chutney(no need to any water).IMG_6484
  10. Transfer chutney to a serving bowl. Add lemon juice and mix.IMG_6513
  11. Serve tasty coriander chutney along with any south Indian breakfast or paratha.IMG_6486

Note:

  1. If you want you can add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds and few curry leaves  in oil along with garlic.
  2. Similarly you can prepare mint chutney also.
  3. You can add oil tempering to chutney for garnishing and additional flavor.

 

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