Since this months Jhiva an event started by Indira of Mahanadi is for 'Mint' what better than this delicious Mint chutney.
1 bunch of mint.
1/2 bunch of coriander leaves.
1/2 cup of urad dhal.
3- 4 green chillies.
1 small ball(marble size) of tamarind or 1 tsp of paste.
1 inch piece if ginger.
2 strips of coconut / 5 tblsp of shredded coconut.
Heat up a pan and fry the urad dhal.(do not add oil).
Once the dhal turns brown, add the chillies, ginger and tamarind and fry for few seconds( If using tamarind paste do not add at this stage).
Switch of the stove and add the mint and coriander leaves to the pan and give it a stir till the leaves shrinks.
Allow it to cool and grind it coarsely along with coconut by adding little water .
Normally for all chutneys , the tempering is added to the chutney.But in this case its the reverse.
In a pan do the tempering with mustard and urad dhal, and add the chutney to it.
Switch off the stove once the chutney starts giving out bubbles and ready to boil.
Serve it with Idlis, dosas, adai or puri's