March 21, 2018

Leek & Tomato Chutney / Chutney Recipe - 45 / #100chutneys

Leek is a vegetable in which the stem or stalk is the edible part. The stem looks like a bundle of leaf sheaths and have a mild onion like taste. It is popularly used in soups and preparing stock. And also, used in salads and stir fries. Using this vegetable, prepared a tasty chutney which goes with Idly and Dosa. Since it has a mild onion taste, I have paired this vegetable with tomatoes and it worked beautifully. The addition of mint and coriander leaves helps to enhance the flavour of chutney and also gives a refreshing taste. Adjust the quantity of green chilli according to taste bud.

Picture of Leek..   Source : Google !

Ingredients :

1 Tbsp Oil 
1/2 Cup Leek, finely chopped
2 Tomatoes, Finely chopped
Few Coriander leaves
Few Mint leaves
3 - 4 Green chillies
Salt to taste 

For Tadka :

1 Tsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp Urad dal
A hing of powder 
A sprig of Curry leaf 
1 - 2 Dry Red chillies

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add chopped leek.

Saute it for a minute and green chillies followed by coriander leaves, mint leaves and tomatoes.

Saute it together and cook until the tomatoes turns soft.

Once done, cool the sautéed ingredients and grind into fine paste by adding the required quantity of salt and water.

Transfer it to a bowl and keep aside.

For tadka, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.

Once it starts spluttering, add urad dal followed by hing powder, curry leaf and dry red chillies.

Fry and add it to the prepared chutney.


Serving Options :

Serve with Idly or Dosa.