How many times have you enjoyed the dip served at a restaurant more than the actual starters!? Bullseye, ain’t it? It has happened with me too many times to even keep a count. It’s probably because I was too critical of the starters or maybe because I simply enjoy my condiments more than my food! 😬
Can you blame me? Who likes a piece of tandoori paneer/ chicken all chewy & short of any seasonings…? What you really like then is a good dip/ chutney to pour over your starter and gulp it down. In the process you obviously appreciate the dip/ chutney and wonder what’s it made of??!
What really goes into making that perfect restaurant style tandoori dip/ chutney as it’s most commonly known amongst most of us. I will tell you…and trust me it’s so yum! Obviously I tried too many recipes before settling with this one..and it’s absolutely easy and requires ingredients that are available easily at home 😊
Yield: a bowl
Equipment: a blender, measuring cups/ spoons.
1 cup chopped coriander leaves
1 cup chopped mint leaves
1 cup thick curd
salt to taste
water as needed
1-2 nos. green chillies
2-3 pods of garlic
1″ piece of ginger
1-2 tsp lemon juice
Add all the ingredients in the blender except lemon juice & curd. Also, use water as needed depending on the consistency you’d prefer (I use about 2-3 tbsp). Blend them together making sure that the texture is fine. Next add the curd and lemon juice and blend again for a minute. That’s it, store in a glass bowl and this keeps well in the refrigerator.
Enjoy with sandwich/ starters/ rolls or just about anything!
We enjoyed these with crispy aloo bhajiyaas!
Adapted from Vegetarian Delight