Mint Cilantro Chutney

*One of the few posts done by Sebastian*

This mint chutney is one of my favourite things to have on hand. Before I moved out to university, I was eating it constantly. Either my mom would make it or one of my Indian aunts would give us some. There is no end to the different types of food I would put this chutney on. It's just like adding a super refreshing and slightly spicy topping to any meal or snack. Even eating this with crackers or as pictured below, with tortilla chips is amazing. Anyways, after I moved to Montreal for university I somehow forgot about this chutney. It wasn't until April of this year that I made it for myself. After testing it out a couple of times I came up with this recipe! I think it's kind of interesting how little things like this mint chutney can be forgotten when a big change like moving out on your own happens in life. I am so glad that I rediscovered and remembered this chutney and I hope you'll be just as excited to discover it for yourself. 

When I made this batch of chutney it didn't turn out quite how I wanted it to. What I realized is that the masala I bought (from an Indian specialty grocery store I might add) was really really shitty. It had this really strange sweet, and also bitter after taste to it. Anyways, the moral of the story is to find a brand of spices that work well for you and stick to them. I was lucky enough this school year in Montreal to have my kind mom sent me a care package with really tasty Indian spices. I think because of that, I forgot that I had to pay attention to the brand of spices I was buying. The spices in the store were not already carefully inspected by an Indian mother.

Anyways, this is a super easy and worth it food, I really urge you to try it. Especially since it's summertime right now herbs are in season and make the chutney that much better. Also on an unrelated note, Maya and I just made this delicious bourbon/kahlua vegan milkshake. Drinking it made this post hard to concentrate on because now all I can think about is making a blog post about the shake. So expect that in the future!

Mint Cilantro Chutney 

Fills one medium sized jar - about 2 cups

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Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups cilantro 
  • 1 1/2 cups mint
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp salt (start with less and add to taste)
  • 1 hot pepper (jalapeno works well) 

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Notes

Wash the cilantro and mint. 

Put everything in the blender and blend until completely smooth.

If your blender isn't blending it well, mix it around with a spoon and add more water as needed. 

Keeps for about a week in the fridge.