Cilantro and Peanut Chutney/Pesto and A Humble Sandwich

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I am in the mood to eat a sandwich! Are you? A sandwich with tomatoes, onions and a tangy smooth and robust chutney. No butter, no pickles, no other frills….just a simple sandwich :). A simple desire to feed the soul!

This is such a simple chutney or pesto if you want to call it, that you would be surprised by its taste when you blitz your blender!

I made a batch. Filled one jar for current use and put the other in freezer.


Makes : almost 1 cup
Kitchen equipment required : Blender

Ingredients :
Cilantro : 2 big bunches or 4 cups, washed and cleaned. Use the tender stens as well. They add to the bulk.

Jalapeño : 1-2 or 4-5 green chillies or less if you like it mild.

Ginger : 1 big piece

Peanuts, raw, unsalted, deshelled : 1/4 cup

Rock salt : to taste or use table salt

Dry mango powder : 2 tbsp or use 2-3 tbsp of lemon juice

Water : approximately 1/4 cup

Method :
Put all the ingredients in the blender and blitz till you get a smooth paste.
Yes, that’s it :).

Uses :
A great spread or chutney or a dip for:
Side for poppers and fritters
Toss your sprouts in it to add a zing
Let your imagination go wild and have fun!

I used it as a spread to my sandwich :).


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    1. I am sure you will like it. Grilled some eggplant as onions tomatoes garlic and jalapeños yesterday in the oven. Am wondering either to make Indian style bharta or mash or some middle eastern dish. Any suggestions?

      1. Ooh…that’s a lovely mix of ingredients! You know me, I’d turn it into a salsa or a dip, or turn them into a wonderful salad and top with one of your fab dressings 🙂

        1. Last night, I took a portion from each grilled vegetable, mashed roughly with fork, added salt and some mustard oil and voila…..tasted so good with just no seasoning and the nasal tang that mustard creates…yumm..

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