Vegetarian Concoctions

January 16, 2007

Sandwich chutney

Filed under: Breakfast, Chutneys and Thughayals — Hema @ 10:20 am

My interest in cooking began when I first left home to attend graduate school, loaded with two huge carry-ons and landed in the US of A with a thud. Boy! the luggage was heavy. One box was full of spices, pickles, rice, dals etc and even a pressure cooker and other basic utensils that my mom thought would be essential for my survival. I shared my 2 bedroom apartment with 3 other indian girls who needless to say, had the same kind of treasures tucked away in their check-ins. After a couple trips to walmart we settled down and then carefully planned our cooking and cleaning turns. It was decided that I would be the chef on Wednesdays and once more during the weekends. It was interesting how the 4 of us had our own cooking patterns. S always used the frozen mixed veg pack to make her patented curry and dal to go with store bought tortillas. N made potato curry and sambhar.  J was the most experienced and the best cook amongst us and always came home with a printed page of some recipe off the net. And me…that’s a story I will narrate another day. So, one day J came home with this recipe for a chutney that she thought would be great on our morning slice of bread. The list of ingredients was somewhat long and we didnt have a blender. So after another trip to walmart we had a brand new appliance. J made her chutney and what more should I say?……I still make it after all these years.

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What you need:

Cilantro – a bunch

Lime juice – 2 tsp

Ginger – a 1/2 inch piece

Green chillies – 3-4 (or according to taste)

Black pepper – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds (jeera) – 1 tsp

Onion – 1/2 medium sized

Coconut – 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Grind everything together with minimum water.  I dont know what else to write. Just to fill up some space and because I hate to see a one line method, let me teach you how to assemble a sandwich. Butter on one slice, chutney on another. A couple slices of tomato/cucumber garnished with little salt and pepper between the two bread slices. Thats how I do it. Love 5 grain bread for these sandwiches. Haha! I managed to write few more lines here. Hope you like it…the recipe I mean (I know the write-up is Zzzzzzz)

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