Author Notes: According to me cilantro chutney is the most versatile condiment known to mankind. Super easy to make and with latitude to switch ingredients, cilantro chutney lasts easily for a week to ten days. —Annada Rathi
Makes: 1 cup
cups roughly chopped cilantro, about 1 bunch
thai chile peppers
medium clove of garlic
cup unroasted, unsalted peanuts
teaspoons lime juice
- When you roughly chop cilantro, feel free to use the stems. Just discard the hard ends. I have given a wide range - 1-3 thai chile peppers - as I find them very varied in their heat level. So adapt according to your preference. And if you cannot stand any heat, do away with peppers.
- Throw all the ingredients in the blender and blend fine. Add couple of spoons of water to facilitate blending.
- Now go nuts in using this chutney. Spread a layer of cilantro chutney in your sandwich. Wake up a salad dressing with a dash of this chutney. Mix with plain yogurt and serve as a dip for crudites. Add a blob on crackers, place a piece of cheese and cherry tomato on top for a good-looking hors d'oeuvre.