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Category: Sauces and condiments

Green chutney (Hari chutney)

If you've ever heard actress and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey speak, you've most likely been enthralled by the lilt of her Anglo-Indian accent, at once friendly and authoritative, lyrical and sophisticated. It's a voice whose distinctive qualities have made their ... Read more

Total time: 20 minutes | Makes 3/4 cup
Note: From "Climbing the Mango Trees.".
  • 2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped tomato
  • 1 well-packed cup fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 well-packed cup fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 5 to 6 fresh, hot green chiles with their seeds (use either bird's eye or cayenne-type chiles), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt

Step 1Combine the lemon or lime juice, tomato, mint, cilantro, chiles and sugar in a food processor. Blend until you have a smooth paste, pushing down with a rubber spatula whenever necessary. Add the salt, a little at a time, and blend until you have a balance of flavors you like. You can add more of any of the seasonings, if necessary. Serve immediately.

Each tablespoon:
13 calories; 1 gram protein; 3 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 38 mg. sodium.
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