Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mixed Greens Chutney

This is a rec which has been handed over generation by generation in my hubby's home... Its an excellent way of getting greens in the meals... I usually make it once in 2 weeks and freeze it in small pots and keep using as and when required...

It can be eaten with idly, dosa, used as a sandwich spread, in chapathi rolls, with rice... anything u wish to.. My 16 month old son has been eating this for a very long with great fondness and everyone who tastes it loves it...

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch palak leaves
  • 1 bunch methi leaves
  • 2 bunches red leaves
  • 1 bunch gongura leaves
  • 1 bunch corriander leaves
  • 1 bunch dill leaves
  • handful of mint leaves
  • handful of curry leaves
  • (u can add any other green if u want too, I sometimes add mustard leaves, raddish leaves)
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp channa dal
  • 1 tbsp peanuts (optional, to be avoided in case of allergies)
  • 2-3 dry red chillies (its yummy spicy so if kids are not eating it add more)
  • Oil or ghee to fry
Method
  • wash and chop all greens (incase u are adding mustard, boil it seperately before)
  • Heat oil in a pan and then add mustard seeds
  • once they crackle, add cumin seeds
  • add dry red chillies, peanuts, urad dal and chana dal, fry for 3-4 mins till dasl turn little brown
  • add onions and fry till they turn golden brown
  • add tomatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes
  • add all greens and fry for 7-8 minutes or till the leaves become little soft
  • add 1.5 cup of water and let it simmer for 10 mins
  • simmer till the desired consistency is achieved
  • grind it a little in the mixer and its ready to relish

8 comments:

Manika said...

This sounds fantastic! Are things like dill leaves easy to get though? What are they called in Hindi?

Also, how can I contribute to this blog? It's such a good initiative and what a big boon for people like me!!

Sujata said...

Sounds mouth watering!

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Hi Mystic M and team-mates,

This is a great blog esp for mothers of fussy-eaters like me.

BTW Mystic, what about your standalone blog? Couldn't find that on your blogger profile.

Swati said...

Dear Sucharita ,
Thanks for all your good words. I am replying to you as the blog adminstrator.

This post is not by Mystic but Monika :-) And you can find all the blogger profiles of the contributers on the right side in "Contributers" section :-)

Radha Ramaswamy said...

Mixed green chutney is very delicious.

PG said...

I instantly knew that it was your recipe, Monika. Keep posting such wonderful recipes.

Pavithra said...

First time here. u have wonderful space and nice recipes.. enjoyed browsing thru.. keep going.

preetischronicle said...

Havent seen a post on the blog in a long time. Hope all is well.