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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hotel saravana bhavan pudina chutney recipe

This is Hotel saravana bhavan pudina chutney recipe, popularly called green chutney.  Pudina or Mint is a wonderful herb loaded with lots of medicinal properties. The cooling effect of pudina can cure many health ailments. Adding pudina leaves in daily meals is not only beneficial for stomach but also it works as natural appetizer. The mint chutney or pudina chutney is famous in Indian cuisine and served with vegetarian as well as non vegetarian recipes.  The mouthwatering aroma and taste and aroma makes it a perfect combination with many snacks items like kebabs, samosa, pattice, burger, hot dog, French fries, paneer tikka and many more. Here are two easy and yummy pudina chutney recipes that can be a perfect side dish for your snacks party.

Ingredients for Saravana bhavan mint chutney recipe
 2-3 tbsp fresh curd (you can also use cashew yogurt if it is available with you)
1 cup fresh pudina or mint leaves
¾ cup fresh coriander leaves
1 small onion finely chopped.
A small piece of ginger – finely chopped.
2 garlic cloves. (If you don’t like the aroma or taste of garlic then you can avoid the
use of it)
Green chili - 1
¾ tsp jeera powder (Cumin seeds powder)
¾ tsp chaat masala
¾ tsp dry mango powder or dry pomegranate powder for tangy taste
Salt

Saravana bhavan pudina chutney preparation 
Clean mint leaves and coriander leaves and grind them in blender along with chopped ginger, garlic, chopped onion and green chilies. Make a fine paste of the ingredients. Use water to make a paste. Take a bowl and add curd in it. Whip the curd with the help of spoon or hand blender. Remove all lumps in curd and make it smooth. Now add cumin seeds powder, chaat masala, dry mango powder or dry pomegranante powder in the curd. Add salt as per your requirement. Now add pudina chutney in this curd and mix well. Serve this hotel style yummy chutney with snacks and kebabs.

If you wish prepare South Indian style Pudina chutney then you need to some different ingredients for that.  In south Indian style of pudina chutney, all the ingredients are initially fried and then grinded into chutney. Try out this tasty south India style pudina chutney to serve with idli and dosa:

Saravana bhavan pudina chutney hotel style
Ingredients:
1 cups mint leaves
5-6 curry leaves.
2 tsp grated coconut
3 red chilies
Small ball of tamarind
½ tbsp jaggery
1 tsp peanut oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp toor dal
Salt

Preparations:
Take a pan and heat peanut oil in it on low flame. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Now it’s time to add curry leaves in the oil. When the curry leaves are thoroughly fried, add toor dal, urad dal and red chilies in the oil and fry all the ingredients properly till they change their color.
Now add clean mint leaves in the pan along with salt. Salt will help the mint leaves to preserve its color. When mint leaves become soft and juicy, remove the pan from the heat after 3 to 4 minutes.

When the mixture is bit cool, add tamarind ball, grated coconut and jaggery in the pan. Keep all the ingredients aside to cool down completely. Now grind all the ingredients together in the blender to make a fine paste. Your tasty chutney is ready to serve with idly or dosa.

It is necessary to add jaggery in the chutney as it can balance the tangy taste of tamarind. For more spicy taste you can add more chilies in the chutney. Those who like taste and aroma of garlic can add one or two cloves of garlic in the chutney.