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Monday, May 2, 2011

Mango - Peanut - Cilantro Chutney



I keep jotting down the recipes that interest me with an honest intention of trying them in near future. J I have been doing this even before I started to cook on my own and this has resulted so far in 3 books filled with hundreds of recipes. Particularly, when the recipe comes from my mother or any family member I have to note it down since there is no option of copying the link as in the case of websites / books. I must however admit that so far I have mastered a very small fraction of those recipes while majority of them haven’t been tried at all. L
Today’s post is one such recipe from my book. This mango peanut cilantro chutney from a Telugu cook show caught my attention because of the unusual combination of the ingredients. It was tempting enough that I tried it immediately after entering it promptly in my cookbook.
Mango pachadi / chutney needs no introduction but the aromatic curry leaves – cilantro combo and the sweet peanuts add new flavors to this yummy chutney. We liked it so much that M got another mango the next day for some more chutney.

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp urad dal
1 tsp cumin seeds
Green chillies (I used small sized 6 Serrano peppers.)
2 stalks of Curry leaves (or about 15 - 20 leaves)
1/4 cup peanuts
1 cup green mango cubes
1/4 cup cilantro / coriander leaves
A pinch of asafoetida
Salt to taste


Method:
* Heat the oil in a pan and add urad dal, cumin seeds and peanuts.
* When they all start to turn reddish add green chilies and curry leaves. 
* Sauté for a few seconds and then add the mango cubes, cilantro, salt, asafoetida and continue toasting.
* Continue to cook for about five minutes, stirring and turn off the stove.
* Cool the mixture and grind it coarsely.

This is going to be a part of Design a Menu - Second edition.

Comments

29 comments:

harini-jaya said...

Good combination of flavors..I observe that mustard seeds have been left out in 'popu'. Is it by accident or is there a specific reason for omitting? - Just curious.

Suma Gandlur said...

Harini,
Surprisingly, there were no mustard seeds or asafoetida in the recipe. They are the mandatory ingredients of a chutney in our home. And also we never use cumin seeds in chutneys excepting the kandi pachadi. This time however I wanted to go with the chef who presented this recipe and it was a good one.

Reva said...

This is indeed a good one,that too with no coconut added to it... the sour mango with the aromatic cilantro is an awesome combo... very new.. This is a must try one:)

SouthindianHome said...

A different and interesting combination.Looks delicious
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Preety said...

Great combo..i never tried these two together..

aipi said...

I think the green mangoes are in season now n this is just the perfect thing to make - I kid you not" dekh ke muh mein pani aa gaya..LOL..
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Sobha Shyam said...

what a lovely combination..interesting chutney..looks nice !!

Prathibha said...

Same here suma..keep jotting down d recipes n filling d cook books n half of dem were not even tried...this looks nice combo..

Sarah said...

oh boy! what a great idea!!! love it!

Aruna Manikandan said...

interesting combinations....
looks delicious dear.
Bookmarked it :)

Kurinji said...

Nice combo, Bookmarked:-)
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kaveri said...

Mouthwatering Chutney...Very interesting combination....

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy chutney dear,loved the color...luks delicious.

Nitha said...

Interesting chutney.. Looks delicious..

Priya Sreeram said...

good one!

Priya said...

Chutney looks simply fantastic, wat a marvellous combo...

Kalyani said...

wow nice combo .... and delicious chutney ..............

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

What a great combination of flavors. I am going to bookmark it too. Hey, as you used a book for reference to make this recipe, why don't you please add it to bookmarked recipe event of mine?

Nisha said...

nice chutney

SinFoodie said...

I am not lying, my mouth is seriously watering after seeing this chutney :))

Krithi's Kitchen said...

This indeed is a new combination of flavors! would love to try..
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Kairali sisters said...

This sounds so good, i am going to make this at the earliest and as always nice cliks!

Shruthi Hebbur said...

looks very interesting. will try out some time. does it go well with dosa/idli or rice?

Suma Gandlur said...

Shruthi, I like it with rice and rotis but not idlies or dosas. I think that it is a personal preference.

Usha said...

Looks like a nice combo.. will try it very soon

Shanavi said...

Nevr had this combo b4.. Looks marvelous..

Prathima Rao said...

Fantastic, tongue tickling chutney!!
With what dishes can it be served..?
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Smitha said...

this one looks too yummy too Suma!...nice combo of ingredients!>..have to get mango now!!
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Archana said...

Looks delicious. Will try it in the next mango season as it is raining now and no mangoes raw as well as ripe.:(