Mint is of one my favorite herb. They are aromatic and has a pleasant, fresh taste.The minute mint is added to any dish the aroma lingers around the kitchen especially while cooking biryani.
Mint is said to have medicinal value and cures common cold. It is also used alleviate stomach pain and whiten teeth. Without of pack of mint leaves my weekend shopping is incomplete.
Today I wanted to prepare mint chutney and Thakkali thokku (Tomato Chutney) for Idly..but my shweets poured the whole bottle of paint on her dress..wiped it with her hands and cleaning up the mess took away all my time and ended up only with the mint chutney.But the mint chutney and Idly were quite satisfying and did not miss the tomato chutney much...:-)
Mint Leaves - 1 cup
Urid Dhal - 1 tsp
Channa Dhal - 1 tsp
Red Chilly - 3 nos
Tamarind paste - 1/4 tsp
Coconut flakes - 1 tsp
Jaggery - 1/2 tsp
Salt - for taste
Oil - 1/2 tsp
- Heat oil, add urid dal, channa dal in medium flame.
- Once they golden brown, add red chillies, coconut flakes, and saute well.
- Add mint leaves, tamarind paste, salt and saute for 5 min. Allow the contents to cool.
- In a blender add the sauteed mixture, jaggery and little water and grind it to a coarse paste. Do not make it a smooth paste.
- Serve with Idly/Dosa.