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Green chutney

This goes well with all tandoori dishes and most North Indian snacks. It keeps well in the fridge for 4-5 days. You can add yoghurt and a pinch of sugar for a green chutney as you'd find in restaurants, or add desiccated coconut for a Southern flavour.

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  • 80g/2¾oz fresh coriander leaves and stalks, washed
  • 20g/¾oz fresh mint leaves, washed
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2.5cm/1in piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • 1-2 green chillies, or to taste, seeds removed, chopped
  • 15 raw pistachio nuts, shells removed, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, or to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • 3 tbsp water