The combination of fresh mint & coriander leaves with garlic and onion gives undefeatable taste and flavor to the chutney.
It goes very well with Idli, Dosa and Chaat varieties as well.
Fresh Mint leaves - 1 bunch
Fresh Coriander leaves - 1 bunch
Small onions - 8 to 10
Garlic cloves - 2 to 3
Lemon or lime juice - 2 tsp.
Green Chillies - 4 to 5
Dry red Chilli - 1
Oil - 1 tsp
Kadugu/Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Ulundu/black gram - 1/4 tsp
Perungaayam/Asafetida - 1/8 tsp.
Take equal quantity of Mint leaves and coriander leaves, wash thoroughly and chop roughly. Peel the onions and add little water, cook in microwave for 2 minutes, to get away with the raw smell of the onions. Alternatively you can sauté in a pan for couple of minutes.
Use the garlic without cooking, it adds wonderful flavor to the chutney. (If you are very particular about the raw smell, cook the garlic along with onions.)
Grind the leaves along with Chilli, onion and garlic. Add salt and lime juice.
Take 1 tsp of oil and do the tempering, fresh mint and coriander chutney is ready to serve!
Enjoy with Idly, Dosa and Chaat varieties :)