Green chillies or chilies - a hot spicy vegetable - one can't cook without this in an Indian kitchen. In every home, there would always be a fresh stack of these chili peppers at hand. It is slit, halved, chopped, ground - added in all possible ways. It adds heat and a tang to the food that is cooked with it. We often make this green chilli chutney or sauce - just 3 ingredients and takes only couple of minutes to make. This chutney can be served with yogurt rice, idlies, dosa, vadas or used in many other recipes, or as a fresh green chilli sauce for noodles, or as a dip too.
Green chilli - 12
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Wash the green chillies. Add all the three ingredients and grind to a smooth paste with a little water. This chutney can be refrigerated for a week.
|Green chilli chutney served as a dip for fries.|
Adjust the salt according to the spiciness of the chilli peppers.
I used the bar type asafoetida - cut and use type. You can use the powder form too. Not many like it. But generally has medicinal uses and gives a great aroma to the food. If you don't want, feel free to omit it.