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...


  • 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
  • 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


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.

Anonymous said...

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