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Pudina Pachadi / Mint Chutney

South Indian style chutney / condiment with few basic ingredients. High in fiber & low in calories recipe.
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Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:2 mins   CookTime:10 mins   Cuisine:Indian

Pudina Pachadi / Mint Chutney, is what I am extremely fond of these days. Oh! My…this is so delicious with steamed plain rice and a generous serving of ghee / butter on top. Yes, this is the only chutney / pachadi which can be compared to the Gongura Pachadi / Sorrel Leaves Chutney (Andhra style). 

Pudina Pachadi / Mint Chutney. extremely healthy south indian chutney recipe with just 5 basic ingredients.high in fiber,low calories for rice.

How to serve ‘Pudina Pachadi / Mint Chutney’:

This, Pudina Pachadi / Mint Chutney, is not much suitable as a condiment for idli, dosa, etc.. Rather, goes well with rice, paratha, roti, curd rice. 

Health Benefits of  this recipe:

Mint has health benefits like: Aids in Digestion, Good for dental refreshment, great appetiser, treats nausea & headache, Reduces Depression & Fatigue, Skin Care, Prevents Memory Loss, Weight Loss.

Tamarind is high in anti inflammatory & anti oxidant properties, that protects against cancer. The tamarind puree helps in reducing body weight. (info from internet).

To conclude, this is a completely Vegan, Gluten free, High in Fiber, Low in calories recipe. Hence, this goes into my collection of Weight Loss Food / Low Carb Recipes

Pudina Pachadi / Mint Chutney. extremely healthy south indian chutney recipe with just 5 basic ingredients.high in fiber,low calories for rice.

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips mentioned at the end.

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Pudina Pachadi / Mint Chutney. extremely healthy south indian chutney recipe with just 5 basic ingredients.high in fiber,low calories for rice.

Ingredients:

  • Mint / Pudina Leaves – 1 cup (pressed)
  • Jeera / Cumins Seeds – 1 teaspoon 
  • Salt – as per taste / 2 teaspoons 
  • Dry Red Chillies / Yendu Mirchi – 15
  • Dry Tamarind / Pulp – small lemon size ball
  • Cooking Oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Hot Water – for soaking (half of ¼ cup)
  • Garlic Pods – 4 (optional)

Special Ingredients:

  • Dry Tamarind / Tamarind Pulp
pudina pachadi / mint chutney

Step Wise Pics Procedure for ‘Pudina Pachadi / Mint Chutney’:

Boil the water and soak the dry tamarind in it. Set it aside.

Put a frying pan on stovetop under medium flame, add oil, heat it and fry the dry red chillies till they turn light brown. Set them aside.

Wash the mint /pudina leaves and add them to the same pan.

Saute / Fry them for a min, until they shrink. Switch off flame.

pudina pachadi mint chutney

Take the mint leaves, Fried Red Chillies, Salt, Jeera / Cumin Seeds, Tamarind Pulp (along with water),
Garlic Pods (optional) into a mixer / spice blender.

pudina pachadi / mint chutney

Pudina Pachadi / Mint Chutney grind into a coarse paste, ready to be served!! Done!!

Tips:

  • Do not over saute / fry the mint leaves, just be careful not to change their original green colour.
  • Adjust the salt, spice and sour as per your taste.
  • You can top up the chutney with additional tempering / tadka & oil too. I felt it unnecessary, so skipped.
  • This, Pudina Pachadi / Mint Chutney, tastes good up to 3-4 days at room temperature and up to a month when stored in fridge.

Result:

  • This, Pudina Pachadi / Mint Chutney, turned out exceptionally tasty.
  • It suited best with steamed hot rice and a generous serving of homemade ghee / butter.  Even my 3 kids loved it that way!! 🙂
Pudina Pachadi Mint Chutney. extremely healthy south indian chutney recipe with just 5 basic ingredients.high in fiber,low calories for rice.

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Pudina Pachadi / Mint Chutney

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South Indian style chutney / condiment with few basic ingredients. High in fiber & low in calories recipe.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course chutney, Condiment, dip
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 50 gms

Equipment

  • Frying pan (for stove-top)
  • Blender/ Spice Grinder/ Mixie.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Mint / Pudina Leaves (pressed)
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera / Whole Cumins Seeds
  • 2 teaspoon  Salt (as per taste)
  • 15 count Dry Red Chillies / Yendu Mirchi
  • 1 small lemon size Dry Tamarind / Pulp
  • 3 tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • cup Hot Water (for soaking)
  • 4 pods Garlic (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Boil the water and soak the dry tamarind in it. Set it aside.
  • Put a frying pan on stove top under medium flame, add oil, heat it and fry the dry red chillies till they turn light brown. Set them aside.
  • Wash the mint /pudina leaves and add them to the same pan.
    Saute / Fry them for a min, until they shrink. Switch off flame.
  • Take the mint leaves, Fried Red Chillies, Salt, Jeera / Cumin Seeds, Tamarind Pulp (along with water), Garlic Pods (optional) into a mixer / spice blender.
    Grind into a coarse paste and transfer into serving dish!! Done!!

Notes

Please see the MAIN POST for step wise pics & recipe TIPS!
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