Fried Sesame Seeds Chutney

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Total Time:
15 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Stir-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • ¾th cup sesame seeds (175 gms)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 fresh green chillies, seeded and diced
  • 4 tbsp. fresh chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp. fresh chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp. tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp. granulated (white) sugar
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp. onion seeds
  • 4 curry leaves
  • Onion rings, sliced chillies and fresh coriander leaves for garnish

How to Make Fried Sesame Seeds Chutney

  • Dry roast the sesame seeds by putting into a pan without adding any oil.
  • Cook over low medium to high heat, tossing them occasionally so that they brown evenly all over.
  • Watch them carefully as they will burn if left.
  • Leave the seeds to cool and then grind them in a coffee grinder until they become a grainy powder.
  • Transfer the sesame powder to a bowl.
  • Add the salt, water, diced chillies, coriander, mint, tamarind paste, sugar and use a fork to mix everything together.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary the mixture should have a sweet and sour flavor.
  • Add a little more tamarind paste if it needs to be more sour, or sugar to sweeten, if required.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy pan and fry the onion seeds and curry leaves together.
  • Tip the ground sesame seeds into the pan and stir fry for about 45 seconds.
  • Transfer the chutney to a serving dish and leave to cool completely.
  • Garnish with onion rings, sliced green and red chillies and fresh coriander leaves and serve with your chosen curry.