This 10-Minute Recipe Will Help You Lose Weight
An easy way to cut out over 100 calories per meal, is to stop eating processed condiments or sauces, like ketchup, ranch dressing or plum sauce. These sauces are high in calories, sugar and/or fat. They also contain lots of unnatural ingredients. A healthier way to add tons of flavour to a meal is to eat it with homemade Indian Mint Chutney. Traditionally, mint chutney is eaten with Indian appetizers like samosas or pakoras, or with any Indian main dish like aloo gobi or daal (Red Lentil Soup). But you can experiment and eat it with grilled meats or tofu or even use it as a spread on a sandwich. It will make any bland meal way more delicious. It's really easy to make and you can store it in your fridge of freezer so you have it on hand to perk up any dish! All you need is 10 minutes, a food processor or blender and the following ingredients:
- 1 cup mint leaves (lightly packed and stems removed)
- 1 cup cilantro (roughly chopped and lightly packed)
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp sugar (optional)
- 1 Serrano chili
- 1 cup sweet Vidalia onion (roughly chopped)
How to Make Mint Chutney:
First, add the onion, salt, lemon juice, and serrano chili to the food processor and blend.
Then add the mint leaves and cilantro and blend some more.
If the contents in the blender get a bit stuck, scrape down the sides of the blender with a spatula and add 1-2 tablespoons of water to help things get moving again.
Continue to blend until it forms a fine paste and looks like this!
This chutney can also be added to plain yoghurt with a bit more salt to make a mint chutney dip, which is also really delicious. It can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Try making this chutney this week and let us know what you thought in the comments below.
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