The key to a tasty toastie, or sandwich is all in the sauces or chutneys that go in there. Have you ever tried a toastie with chutneys? If not, welcome to a new world of excitement. Introducing you to the first delicious sandwich and toastie chutney, mint and basil chutney.
A famous toastie recipe my mother used to make me as a child was a triangle-pressed vegetable toastie. This had the base of the mint and basil chutney, it was phenomenal, flavourful and made a wholesome toastie.
With chutneys, there is a fine balance between the fresh ingredients and the spices that go in it to heighten the experience.
At Urban Guj we use this chutney with a lot of the Indian Street Food dishes we have. More often than not, it compliments the dishes we serve well. We use this chutney in our Vada Pav, Mumbai Toastie and Chaats.
Storing the Mint and Basil Chutney
Unfortunately, this chutney does not have a very long shelf life, but it doesn’t take long to make either. It has a fridge-life of 3-4 days. But, if you would like to make a batch and store it, you can also freeze the chutney. This of course, will increase it’s lifeline. The third option here is to make it fresh every time you want it, it’s always handy to have a quick and easy recipe.
The alternative to Mint and Coriander Chutney
The incredibly popular mint and coriander chutney is popular amongst the Indian community. Just to be a little different, we’ve created our own chutney with basil. It beats the mint and coriander chutney any day of the week. Once you give this a go, you’ll never want to go back.
Is the chutney healthy?
Short answer? OF COURSE! and here is why.
Mint and basil both have a tonne of health benefits. Mint contains properties of IBS improvements, digestion, improves cold symptoms and more. Basil contains a lot of antioxidants, it’s properties help fight radicals in your body. The radicals could often lead to cell damage, diabetes, arthritis and more. It’s no cure, but it also has cancer prevention properties too.
I’d like to share this delicious mint and basil chutney recipe with you. Let’s see all the wonderful items you create with this chutney.
Best Mint & Basil Chutney RecipeCourse: Sauces / ChutneyCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
40g Cumin Seeds
400g Fresh Mint
400g Fresh Basil
12 Green Chillies
160g Lemon Juice
340g Sriracha Sauce *optional for a nice kick, choose sauce at your preference of spiciness
- Put all ingredients into a blender
- Blend until smooth, if too thick, add a little water each time. The consistency should be medium / thick. It’s preferential. If it’s too thick, add some water to thin it out. If it is too thin, add a slice of bread to regain thickness in consistency.