Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cilantro Chutney

This is my most favorite chutney from Northern India. The fragrant cilantro is blended into a smooth chutney along with spices such as chilies, garlic, and lime juice. It is an ultimate dip/sauce for most of the finger foods in India. Don't limit this chutney for Indian food alone. This is a very versatile chutney in my kitchen I use it with sandwiches, paninis, pastas and soups. Once you get used to this chutney, it can become very addictive. 

This is the basic recipe. Many variations for this recipe can be found all over India.

The Recipe:
Yield about 1 cup
• 2 cups cilantro leaves
• 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into small pieces
• 1 - 3 fresh green chilies such as serrano. cut into pieces
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• 2 tablespoons lime juice, or to taste
• 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
Place all the ingredients into blender. Grind every thing into smooth paste, while stopping and pushing with the wooden spoon when necessary.

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  1. This green chutney has to be THE most versatile of all Indian dishes, no? :)

    Arnab Majumdar

  2. This looks so delicious!! I had to pin it to my pinterest recipes!!

  3. Your Chutney looks delicious, we would really enjoy this dish. Your photo's are awesome! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  4. Hi Komali,
    the Chutney sound great. I have to get fresh Cilantro to try it. Thanks for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna