Fresh Mint Leaves : 1 cup
Fresh Coconut : 1 cup
Green Chillies : 4 or 5
Mustard Seeds : 1/4 tsp
Chana Dal : 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves : 1 sprig
Dried Red Chilli : 1
Tamarind : Small piece
Salt to taste
Oil : 1 tbsp
. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan.
. Add the split green chillies and mint leaves and fry for a couple of minutes and switch off the heat.
. Allow it to cool and set aside. Grind the mint, coconut, tamarind and salt to a smooth paste by adding little water.
. Transfer the chutney into a bowl and set aside. Heat oil in a pan for seasoning.
. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal and urad dal and let them splutter.
. When they start to splutter, add the red chilli and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds.
. Add this tadka to the chutney and mix well.
. Serve with idli, dosa , pongal or upma.