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Dhane patar chatney: cilantro chutney

Jerry Stratton, January 8, 2002

This very versatile chutney can be quickly prepared and used in a wide variety of situations.

Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes


  • 6 tblsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tblsp freshly-chopped ginger
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped green chili
  • 2 tblsp dried shredded coconut
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups firm-packed cilantro leaves


  1. Place all ingredients and half of the cilantro, into a blender.
  2. Blend just until ground.
  3. Add the remaining cilantro and blend again.

This is a variation on a dish from Bharti Kirchner’s wonderful Healthy Cuisine of India. This sharp, lemony chutney goes well with just about everything, from rice dishes to tortillas and quesadillas. Try dropping a little in your next soup!

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