Sweet and Sour Pudina Chutney

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Ingredients :

  • Pudina leaves: 250 ml cup packed
  • Tamarind : lemon sized
  • Water : 50ml
  • Sesame seeds : 3 tbsp
  • Green chillies : 3-4 or else to taste
  • Sugar or Jaggery :according to taste {i have used about 3 tbsp of sugar}
  • cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • turmeric : 1/4 tsp
  • oil : 3 tsp
  • mustard and cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp each
  • curry leaves few {optional}

Wash and pat dry pudina leaves . Dry roast sesame seeds and allow them to cool.
Chop the green chillies into one inch pieces.
Soak the tamarind in luke warm water.


In a pan add 1 tsp of oil and allow it to heat up.Now add 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds, green chillies,sesame seeds and pudina leaves fry until the leaves change color.Then switch off the stove and let it cool.
Now in a blender add the soaked tamarind along with water, roasted leaves , green chillies, sesame seeds, cumin seeds , sugar, salt , turmeric and blend into a fine paste.Now remove it into a bowl and keep aside.Ina pan take the remaining 2 tsp of oil and heat it .Then add cumin and mustard seeds{if adding curry leaves add them after the seeds pop up} allow them to pop and dd the tempering to the ground paste.
This is a sweet and sour pachhadi so adjust it according to u r taste.

Tips / Points to Remember

Do not over roast the sesame seeds or else it will give a bitter taste.
Do not forget to clean the tamarind like removing the strings,seeds etc...or else it will be difficult in grinding and u will end up with biting those strings..

Hope u'll enjoy it.

This goes well with anything and everything....

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hello gayatri garu,

 This recipe involves only three steps of  frying/roasting,  grinding and tempering{taalimpu].