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Coriander Chutney

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Ingredients

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3/4 cup coriander leaves finely chopped
1 tbsp groundnuts
1 green chilly chopped
½ inch ginger cube
1 tsp sugar
1/3 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp water

Nutritional information

21 kcal
calories
1.7 g
carbohydrates
0.8 g
protein
1.4 g
fat
71 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

Coriander Chutney

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

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Coriander chutney is also known as green or dhaniya chutney. It is one of the most versatile condiments savored by most Indians across the country. As an Indian dip, it goes well with almost all snacks, be it samosas to peanuts to south Indian dishes like idli and dosa. The dip can also be relished with all sorts of fries and sandwiches. Additionally, it goes famously as garnish with almost all chat items. The typical mild spicy, hot and sweet earthy aroma of coriander makes it a much sought-after condiment in Indian homes.

Health benefits

  • It is a rich source of Vitamins K, A and C.
  • It has minerals like magnesium, iron and potassium.
  • Controls blood pressure.
  • Good antidote for diarrhea.
  • Reduces skin inflammation.
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How to make Coriander Chutney

  • To a small jar of mixer add the groundnuts, chilli, ginger, sugar and salt.
  • Blend them until smooth.
  • Add the coriander leaves, lemon juice and water to it and grind again till you get a puree like consistency.
  • Transfer the chutney to a serving bowl and your coriander chutney is ready to serve.
  • You can safely store your chutney in the fridge for 1 week.

Variants:

Your coriander chutney invites a host of variants to suit the regional palate of the diverse cultures and food habits across the country.

  • Add a few leaves of mint to give it a cooling effect that is liked by many.
  • For the south Indian palate, you may add ½ teaspoons each of roasted cumin seeds and mustard with a teaspoon of grated fresh coconut. It adds the typical flavor that is so relished in the southern parts of the country.
  • You may add 2 cloves of garlic to give it a different flavor.
  • If you like your chutney hot and spicy, you may increase the quantity of chopped green chilies.

Trivia:

  • Coriander leaf is globally popular for the aroma used as flavorings, while the mildly sweet seed is used as a spice.
  • Coriander contains chemicals that help in the preservation of food.
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