Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Green Chili Chutney (Green Chili Relish)

This is another one of Amma's recipes. It is a lovely pale green chutney and is delicious served with Whole Wheat Dosa, Bajji, Kunukku, Adai, Grilled Cheese Sandwich/Quesadilla, etc or any dish that would benefit a bit of spicing it up!


4 Hot Green Chilies
1 Small Onion
2 sprigs Fresh Curry Leaves and/or 1/2 cup Cilantro
Salt to taste
1 Lime or lemon


Wash well, remove the stems from the chilies; cut in half lengthwise.

Remove seeds and membranes if you like a mild chutney. Or leave them in a couple of the chilies or all according to your heat preference.

Peel and cut the onion into large chunks; cook them if you do not care for raw onion taste - saute, microwave/steam, or roast and let cool.

Squeeze the juice from the lime/lemon; discard the rinds.

Combine all the ingredients in a blender container with a few Tablespoons of water and blend until smooth.

Pour into a container; rinse the blender with a few tablespoons of water to extract all of the chutney and add to the container.

Stir well, check for salt and lime. Add salt and lime juice if necessary.

Serve right away or chill until needed.

Makes about 1 cup of chutney.

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