Hi everybody this is my first post of the day, Hope everybody is doing well, You know I have joined Blogging Marathon of Srivalli’s, from last month, I put myself into this so I could be more regular in my posting, still I am unable to sort out and be more organised. Children are back to school and that would give me more time I think!. This is the 15th edition of Blogging Marathon, and this time I have choosen to do Chutneys, Spice Powders and Dry Saute’s.
CARROT AND MINT CHUTNEY/THOGAIYAL
190 gms carrot (after peel, with peel 243 gms)
2 tbsp Channa dal
1 tbsp Urad dal
1/4 tsp Coriander seeds
2 flakes of Tamarind
4 to 5 Green chillies
4 sprigs of Mint leaves
4 sprigs of Coriander leaves
25 gms Coconut
A pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
1 and 1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp of oil
1/2 cup water
1 tsp of oil
1/2 tsp of mustard seeds
3 to 4 curry leaves
Wash and peel the carrots and grate them, cook them in 1/2 cup of water in a low flame with a covered lid. Check it now and then you don’t want the water getting completely evaporated (may be it takes around 10 minutes). They become soft.
Pour these cooked grated carrots on to a strainer with a bowl below so that you don’t throw away the water. Reserve the water.
pick out the leaves from the mint and chop the coriander twigs with the stalk and keep aside.
Meanwhile heat a pan with a tsp of oil, add channa dal, urad dal, chopped green chilies and tamarind and saute them for a while in a medium flame for few minutes until the dals change colour to golden brown.
Now to this add the mint and coriander leaves and saute for 1 or 2 minutes just they wilt a little bit.
Take the ingredients out of the pan and put them on to a plate, so that they cool down to run them in the mixie.
Put the above Ingredients into the mixie with Hing and grind to a nearly fine powder, to this now add grated coconut, salt and cooked carrots, and run the mixie again ( it won’t grind so first mix well and with going back and forth on the number one speed so that it is grinded )
Then start adding the reserved water a tbsp at a time to Grind it completely.
Then heat a small pan add oil, mustard seeds when they splutter add curry leaves and pour it on to the chutney. Serve it and enjoy.
If you grind it into a coarse paste it becomes Thogaiyal which can be mixed with Rice to eat.
If you add more water and you can make it into chutney consistency and can served with Idlis, Dosas and chapatis or any way you want to use it.