Here is a very simple, tasty and healthy chutney without any coconut in it and can be made in a jiffy!!
This is also what I learnt form Usha Manni (s-i-l) and I'm thankful to her for all her low calorie and healthy recipes.Here it is:
Carrots- 2 nos.
White Raddish/Daikon- 1 (optnl)
Tomato- 1 medium (not so ripe)
Green chillies- 2 to 3
Cilantro- 1/2 cup
Roasted peanuts- a handful
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds- 1 Tsp
Dry red chilly- 1 (optnl)
Curry leaves- a few
Asafoetida/Hing- a pinch
1.Peel the carrots and radish and slice them and chop the tomato roughly.
2.Add half teaspoon of oil in a pan and saute the veggies till they are half cooked.
3.Allow it to cool and grind it along with the green chillies, cilantro, peanuts and salt into a coarse paste.
4.Temper it with mustard seed, curry leaves and hing or serve it as it is along with Idli, dosa or chappati.
Note: Do not grind the veggies into a fine paste as it will look and taste like smashed baby food!!
The chutney has to be coarse.