Green Chutney (Hari Chutney)

Finger Hot is the commercial name for this asian-type pepper that is actually very similar to fresh cayenne and can be used in any recipe to add heat without changing the flavor. It is a good chile to chop and use in stir fry.

They are thin-walled and measure about 1/2″ wide and 5″ to 8″ long. These chiles also dry very nicely.

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2 Tbsp. grated coconut
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1/2″ piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
6 Tbsp. fresh coriander leaves, chopped
4 green finger hot chiles, stemmed, seeded and chopped
1 tsp. each of cumin and mustard seeds
1 Tbsp. chopped onions
1 Tbsp. oil
lemon juice and salt to taste

Grind the coconut, onions, cumin seeds, green chillies, coriander leaves, garlic and ginger to a fine paste using a little water. Pour the paste/chutney into a bowl and adjust the consistency using suitable amount of water.

Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat for about 2 minutes, until it is hot enough. Add the mustard seeds and fry briefly, until they splutter and pour them on the chutney. Add the salt and lemon juice to the chutney.

Serve at room temperature with: Crispy Cheese Rolls (Cheese Kurkure) or any other snacks/starters of your choice.

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