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Coriander Chutney

16 Jan

Dedicating this post to my loving dad Victor Basilio de Silveira who passed away peacefully early Thursday morning. I was in two minds to blog this post today. He would be 90 this coming April. As I head back tomorrow to Goa for 2 weeks I will miss hearing my papa say as I walk through the front door “Bai ja veio” (baby have you come).

My papa when he visited for the first time in 2007

My papa when he visited for the first time in 2007

Goan coriander/cilantro chutney is nothing like the cilantro chutney you may have eaten at the Indian restaurant. If you are a Goan who grew up eating this chutney than no other compares to this light fluffy tangy and sweet tasting chutney.

coriander-green-goan-chutney-recipe-bhel-puri-samosa-indian-cilantroIt’s a popular everyday recipe that is made to make quick sandwiches for snack or kids lunch boxes with just bread, butter and chutney. It is also an all time favorite for birthday parties, picnics as it’s one of the easy recipes. It is vegan and kid friendly.

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With butter.

Serving Size: 2 cups

Ingredients:

1 fresh cilantro/ coriander bunch with trimmed stalks

1/2 a small onion

2 garlic cloves

1 nickel sized tamarind

2 tbsp of warm water

1.5 cup of thawed frozen grated coconut.

1 green jalapeno/ chilli

1 tsp of sugar

1/2 tsp of sea salt ( or salt according to your taste)

coriander-chutney-green-goan-cilantro-ingredientsDirections:

Soak the tamarind in warm water for 2-5 minutes. In a blender first add the coconut then coriander/cilantro, followed by garlic, jalapeno, soaking tamarind and finally the onion, sugar and salt. If you follow the order it will be easier to grind the chutney to a fine paste.

Once done store it in a plastic container up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

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Goan Corned Beef and Cucumber Club Sandwich

Goan Corned Beef and Cucumber Club Sandwich

coriander-green-goan-chutney-recipe-bhel-puri-samosa-indian-corned-beef-sandwich

Goan Corned Beef and Cucumber Club Sandwich

 Vegetarian Club Sandwich

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Vegetarian and Vegan Club Sandwich

 

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Vegan Club Sandwich

On a side note I would like to apologize about my gibberish post on Monday, that was my 4-year-old son trying to be smart on my computer when I was not in the room.

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203 Responses to “Coriander Chutney”

  1. Michelle Dennis - Author January 18, 2015 at 3:15 pm #

    Reblogged this on Deepwood Forest.

    • Nandini January 20, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

      Thank You so much Michelle. Appreciate very much your kind gesture.

      • elenisempanadas February 4, 2015 at 7:06 am #

        Sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a parent is tragic no matter their age. Thank you for sharing your story and recipe. I would like to email you directly to ask you some cooking advice.

  2. fittoservegroup January 18, 2015 at 9:50 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. Will keep you all in my prayers

    • Nandini January 20, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

      Thank you so much Hilda for your prayers and love.

  3. Msz Know-It-All January 18, 2015 at 10:12 pm #

    Hey Nandini,
    May his soul always rest in peace. It’s a tough time for you and your family so I hope you stay strong.
    Will make this chutney this weekend and pray for your dad 🙂

    • Nandini January 20, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

      Thank You so much for the prayers and love.

  4. Johanne Lamarche January 19, 2015 at 5:58 am #

    So sorry for your loss Nandini. Loved seeing your dad’s picture and a tribute in food. Treasure your memories.

    • Nandini January 20, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

      Thank you so much Johanne for your condolences. My dad loved to eat good food.

  5. marsay786 January 20, 2015 at 10:09 pm #

    Condolences on your loss💕

    • Nandini January 23, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

      Thank you so much for your condolences.

  6. curryleaftavern January 20, 2015 at 11:28 pm #

    My condolence and prayers… I liked the post.

    • Nandini January 23, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

      Thank you so much for your condolences and reaching out.

  7. Linda Creation January 21, 2015 at 4:13 am #

    Hi nandu i stop by again to dis beauty and do check this link i had nominate u & congrats dear https://lindacreation2016.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

    • Nandini January 23, 2015 at 11:58 pm #

      Thanks Linda, I just checked it out. I am in Goa as my father expired and was not very active for a couple of days.

      • Linda Creation January 24, 2015 at 12:27 am #

        Ma Jesus I m so sorry darling for ur great lose I can understand wht dad mean special to girls he is very close thn mom I don’t say mom not close but dad is a special person take care darling n may Jesus give u courage to bear the pain I will keep u n ur fly in may pray
        May ur dad Soul RIP

        • Nandini January 24, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

          Thanks Much for your prayers and condolences Linda.

  8. Deodatta Shenai-Khatkhate January 21, 2015 at 5:58 am #

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May his soul rest in peace! I do understand what you must be going through, as I had experienced the same pain when my father had passed away in India during my student years in England. May God give you strength!

    • Spicean311 January 21, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

      Dear Deodatta, Your experience of sadness of losing your dad brings me back same sad memories, when I lost my dad when I was 18 while I was at my first year of college at St. Aloysius in Mangalore. The year was 1961
      I see all our dads are saying hello to each other in Heaven. God bless you and your dear family.

      • Deodatta Shenai-Khatkhate January 21, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

        Dear Spicean311, thank you for your thoughtful feedback. In my case, it was the summer of 1980. It’s a misconception that time heals all wounds. In reality, over time the wound turns into a scar, and the pain lessens but never goes away…..and that’s life! Take care, my friend.

    • Nandini January 23, 2015 at 8:06 pm #

      Thank you so much Deodatta for your condolences and reaching out. It is hard to be far and hear the about the loss. It’s like you never expect them to go.

      • Deodatta Shenai-Khatkhate January 23, 2015 at 8:39 pm #

        Thanks and take care! Here is a wonderful poem by Maya Angelou, which has offered comfort to many during such challenging moments of losing the loved one,, God Bless You!

        “When Great Trees Fall

        When great trees fall,
        rocks on distant hills shudder,
        lions hunker down
        in tall grasses,
        and even elephants
        lumber after safety.

        When great trees fall
        in forests,
        small things recoil into silence,
        their senses
        eroded beyond fear.

        When great souls die,
        the air around us becomes
        light, rare, sterile.
        We breathe, briefly.
        Our eyes, briefly,
        see with
        a hurtful clarity.
        Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
        examines,
        gnaws on kind words
        unsaid,
        promised walks
        never taken.

        Great souls die and
        our reality, bound to
        them, takes leave of us.
        Our souls,
        dependent upon their
        nurture,
        now shrink, wizened.
        Our minds, formed
        and informed by their
        radiance,
        fall away.
        We are not so much maddened
        as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
        of dark, cold
        caves.

        And when great souls die,
        after a period peace blooms,
        slowly and always
        irregularly. Spaces fill
        with a kind of
        soothing electric vibration.
        Our senses, restored, never
        to be the same, whisper to us.
        They existed. They existed.
        We can be. Be and be
        better. For they existed.”

        ― Maya Angelou

  9. cg January 23, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses and commented:
    Your recipe looks delicious. I am sorry, that your Dad died. May he rest in God’s Peace.

    • Nandini January 23, 2015 at 11:42 pm #

      Thank you so much for your condolences. I truly appreciate the reblog. Thanks!

  10. olganm January 24, 2015 at 3:04 am #

    So sorry to hear you Dad and mine went on the same day. I hope they might keep company to each other. And take heart. Love to you and your family.

    • Nandini January 24, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

      Thank you Olga for reaching out and for the love. I hope so too. My dad loved to talk and had many stories to tell.

  11. cookiesrainandlove January 24, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

    I’m so sorry about your loss..it must be such a difficult time. Praying for God to comfort you & your loved ones.

    The recipes look interesting. Thank you for sharing. 💓

    • Nandini January 25, 2015 at 5:49 pm #

      Thank you so much for reaching out and for your prayers and support.

  12. Aaryne McEvoy January 24, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

    Nandini, You are in my thoughts and prayers as you are on this new journey with your dad.

    • Nandini January 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

      Thank You so much Aaryne for your prayers and condolences. I truly appreciate it very much.

  13. teagan geneviene January 25, 2015 at 4:44 am #

    It sounds interesting, in the best way. I do like coriander too. Hugs.

    • Nandini January 25, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

      It’s great to know you like coriander Teagan. I am sure you will enjoy it if you give it a try.

  14. tannachtonfarm January 25, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    Thank you for liking my easy hamburger buns post. Came to check out your blog and see that you have just lost your father. Oh, that is so hard – you’ll be hit with tears at odd times for quite a while. My grandpa died just a couple weeks short of his 90th birthday back in 2009 and when I walk out across the farm I inherited from him, I remember our times riding horses and counting cattle together – sometimes I cry, sometimes I wonder what he would say about what I’ve done with the farm. Memories… May Yah bless and keep you during this difficult time.

    • Nandini January 26, 2015 at 4:15 pm #

      Thank you so much for reaching out and for your kind note. I am sure your grandpa would be proud. You too take courage.

  15. sabineyoga January 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    Love and a few tears over a beautiful recipe. 💚

    • Nandini January 28, 2015 at 5:25 am #

      Thank You so much. Missed seeing you around.

  16. mumjd January 28, 2015 at 4:02 am #

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Be strong

    • Nandini January 28, 2015 at 7:55 pm #

      Thank you so much for you condolences.

  17. Sandhya January 29, 2015 at 6:31 am #

    Dear Nandini,
    I came to check out your blog today and was so sorry to read about your loss. My heartfelt condolences to you, dear friend. I am sure your dad must have been so proud of you and your blog. So glad that you wrote the wonderful post.
    I was in India helping my dad recuperate and just as I left, he was hospitalized again . I was thinking of him as I wrote the Malvani chicken yesterday.

    • Nandini January 30, 2015 at 6:43 pm #

      Thank You Sandhya so much for your sweet note. Praying that you dad recovers soon. You take care.

      • Sandhya January 30, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

        Thank you Nandini. Please take care of yourself too.

  18. terrepruitt January 29, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    Oh, sorry to hear about your father. I hope you have a safe trip home.

    • Nandini January 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm #

      Thank You so much for your condolences Terre.

  19. For The Love of Ghee January 30, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

    Nandani, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I just read your post. May he rest in peace.

    • Nandini January 30, 2015 at 10:51 pm #

      Thank you so much Shamim for the note and for your condolences.

  20. nestingnewlywed February 2, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. No need to reply – you must be exhausted after your flight home on top of such an emotional time. Make sure you look after yourself.

    • Nandini February 3, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

      Thank you so much for your sweet note and for your prayers and condolences. Still fighting the jet lag and coming to terms that on my next trip back home I will not see my dad.

  21. barbaraarenburg February 7, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father Nandini. Thank you for your post, and I will most definitely try this recipe and think of you and your family.

    • Nandini February 8, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

      Thank You Barbara for your condolences. That is really sweet of you, I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  22. homeflair February 8, 2015 at 8:40 am #

    Sorry for your loss Nandini, sincere condolences to you and you family. Wish you love and strength.

    • Nandini February 8, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

      Thank You so much for your condolences and love.

  23. A.L. Sowards February 9, 2015 at 7:04 pm #

    So sorry to hear of your loss! Best wishes (and prayers) to you and your family.

    • Nandini February 10, 2015 at 10:06 am #

      Thank You so much for your prayers and condolences.

  24. hungrybreton February 15, 2015 at 6:59 am #

    So sorry to read that only today, thoughts are with you. As a tribute, Hungry Breton will try this amazing chutney recipe really soon. 😉

    • Nandini February 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm #

      Thank You so much for your condolences.

  25. gcroft February 16, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    I am sorry to hear of you loss. Thank you for sharing your recipe, it must have been a difficult one to share after losing your father. x

    • Nandini February 16, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

      Thank You so much for your condolences. It was tough.

  26. mabel60 February 19, 2015 at 9:31 am #

    Sorry to read of your loss. Your dad looks as if he enjoyed a happy life. I am looking forward to trying out your chutney – my mouth is watering!

    • Nandini February 19, 2015 at 11:49 am #

      Thank you for your condolences Mabel. Please let me know how it goes for you with the chutney.

  27. hitandrun1964 February 21, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

    This looks wonderful. As a vegetarian I appreciate that it’s something I could make. Thank you. I’m so very sorry about your father.

    • Nandini February 21, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

      It is so good to know that it fits in your diet :-). And thank you for the condolences.

  28. Po' Girl Shines February 22, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    I am sorry to hear you have lost your dear father. God bless you and your family.

    • Nandini February 23, 2015 at 10:27 am #

      Thank You for your condolences.

  29. Annabel February 23, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

    It is a very nice recipe! It sounds very good!

    • Nandini February 23, 2015 at 5:53 pm #

      Thank You Annabel. It is easy to make 🙂

  30. Mariposaoro February 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    Sorry to hear of your fathers death.. Remember the guidance he gave and fun times! Try to phone your mum more, she might be lonely and missing him.. You can all share your grief and smile at his mannerisms and sayings over the years.. My
    grandfather would have been a few years older than him.. He reminds me of my grandfather in some ways..

    This chutney on the other hand seems really tasty..

    • Nandini February 23, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

      Thank you so much for your condolences and for taking the time to write me your sweet note.

  31. fotogfoodie February 25, 2015 at 5:20 am #

    So sorry to hear about your dad. Losing a parent is never easy, but at least you have some comfort in knowing he lived a long life. I lost my mom to cancer when she was 57. Hugs!

    • Nandini February 25, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

      Thank you Sandra for your condolences. Your mum was way too young. Stay strong my dear friend. Hugs!

  32. caitlin | back2spain February 25, 2015 at 5:32 am #

    Sorry to hear about your pop, but I’m sure he’s happy you are remembering him in this way. Thanks for sharing.

    • Nandini February 25, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

      Thank You so much Caitlin.

  33. karuski March 10, 2015 at 12:42 am #

    Another one i am going to have to try, sounds wonderful…

    • Nandini March 10, 2015 at 11:22 am #

      Thank You Karuski :-). I hope you do give it a try.

  34. howtobejillian March 17, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    That sounds so delicious!!

    • Nandini March 18, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

      Jillian, Thank you so much 🙂

  35. isabel pinto April 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

    Hi Nandini,
    I am just reading your blog and am enjoying every recipe you have posted. It reminds me of home and this recipe your have dedicated to your dad is awesome. He would be very proud. As a former neighbor, and friend, I am extremely proud of what you have done with the blog. Keep it up. I look forward to reading more. Lots of love,

    • Nandini April 6, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

      Thank You so much Isabel for your encouraging and very kind words. I am so happy you found it. It sure brings back a lot of childhood memories and the time we spent together being great neighbors. Take Care and lots of love.

  36. AKIRAA June 5, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

    May his soul R.I.P

  37. bnanno June 20, 2015 at 3:38 am #

    Making this one today

    • Nandini June 20, 2015 at 8:08 am #

      That is really awesome. Let me know how it goes 🙂

      • bnanno June 20, 2015 at 10:28 am #

        It’s in the fridge, looking delicious. Dinner time will tell!

      • bnanno June 22, 2015 at 4:50 am #

        Some of it we had with rice-cooker biryani. Loved the combo.

        • Nandini June 22, 2015 at 11:12 am #

          Sounds really yummy. Thank you so much for the note 🙂

  38. Tysi After Thought July 13, 2015 at 9:41 pm #

    Gonna try this out … All though this was something my mum made often … Never had the recipe … Will try it today !!! Cheers !!!

    • Nandini July 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

      Thank You Tysi, that is so good to know 🙂

  39. Jose January 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

    Thank you for the delicious recipe

    • Nandini January 18, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

      Thank you for your kind words 🙂

  40. M July 5, 2016 at 10:59 pm #

    Sentidos passames , from Goan to Goan, you have my sympathies. .., one can say no more.

    Its good to know any true recipe. . Jalapeño apart (nice touch tho.) ,try 1 or 2 cloves too,its 22 to some folks taste. When I try your other recipes I’ll be in touch. Lobo .

    • Nandini July 6, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

      Obrigada para seus pêsames. Will look forward to hearing from you 🙂

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