Posted October 16th, 2007 by Lakshmi Pamidimukkala



Mint - 2 bunches
Chana dal - 1 tbsp
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Garlic pods - 3 nos
Green chillies - 2 nos
Red Chillies - 10 nos
Oil - 3 tbsp
Tamarind puree -1/2 tsp


Remove the pudina leaves from the twigs and wash them well and leave in a strainer to drain water away.Heat oil in a pan and make popu ready for the chutney .
Popu or Tadka
In 1 tbsp hot oil , put mustard seeds and once they sizzle add fenugreek seeds and fry to golden brown , then add urad dal , chana dal fry till golden red and add redchillies , green chillies and garlic pods . Remove off flame and allow them to cool completely.

Now in the same pan heat the remaining oil and fry the pudina till the leaves turn their colour to a darker green colour.
Put off flame and allow it to cool completely.
Now grind the tadka or popu into fine powder add salt , and then add fried pudina leaves along with tamarind puree.
Grind well into a fine paste.

Ready to serve with hot rice or as a side dish to any other main dish.

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