Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Palak Chutney

Palak - 3 bunches
Oil - 4tbsp
Sesame seeds - 2tbsp
Mustard seeds - 2tbsp
Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 3 tbsp
Red chillies - 4-5
Green chillies - 3-4
Tamarind pulp - 3 tbsp
Hing - a pinch
Curry leaves - 1 sprig

-In a pan dry roast the sesame seeds till golden brown and keep aside.
-Clean the palak and roughly chop the leaves.
-Heat 1tbsp oil in a kadai and add the palak leaves and cook till the water has evaporated.
-Heat 2tbsp oil in another kadai and add urad dal and fry till brown now add the 1tbsp mustard , methi seeds and fry.
-Now add red chillies and fry for abt 30sec and add hing and green chillies and fry for another 1 min. let the mixture cool.
-To this mixture add the roasted sesame seeds , tamarind pulp and salt and grind into a fine paste now add the palak and grind to a fine paste.
-Heat 1tbsp oil and add the left mustard seeds and curry leaves and add to the chutney
NOTE:this chutney goes very well with chapathi's or phulka's.

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