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Mint chutney is a popular condiment in India and Pakistan. It is made with fresh mint leaves, coriander, green chili peppers, garlic, lemon juice, and salt.
Mint chutney recipes have been around for centuries. The earliest known recipe for mint chutney was found in a 14th century cookbook from India.
Mint chutney is thought to have originated in the Middle East and was brought to India by Persian invaders. Mint was first cultivated in India in the 16th century.
When making mint chutney, it is important to use fresh ingredients and to be mindful of the proportions of each ingredient. Start by roasting the spices and then grinding them into a paste. Use equal parts of fresh mint and coriander leaves, and adjust other ingredients as desired. If using dried mint, reduce the amount by half. Tomatoes, onions, garlic, and ginger all bring flavor to the chutney, but the exact amount of each should be adjusted according to taste. Balance the flavors of the chutney by adding a bit of sugar, salt, lemon juice, or chili powder. Finally, the chutney should be cooked on low heat until it is thick and fragrant. Enjoy!
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