Mint Chutney - lemon flavored
Mint Chutney needs no introduction though i prepared this chutney using lemon as the sour ingredient instead of the usual tamarind that goes into the chutney making process in South India. The addition of lemon makes it more fresh in taste.
Mint leaves - 1/2 cup
Coconut, grated - 4 tbsp
Small onion - 6
Green chilly - 1
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Salt - to taste
Lemon juice - juice from 1 lemon
Place the peeled and chopped ginger, small onion and green chilly in a blender. Blend it to a coarse paste. Add the coconut, mint leaves, salt and lemon juice to the onion mix. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water. Blend it to the desired consistency. Serve with rice, biryani or pulao or as you please.
grinding the coconut and mint for a long time can take away its taste. thats the reason the cutney is ground in two batches.