Almost every kitchen gardener grows those coriander plants during the winter season. Almost every kitchen has those coriander leaves in their inventory. It does not end here. Almost every Indian dish, you can add those fresh coriander leaves to make your dish more delicious & flavorful. Yes, it is such an essential spice for Indian cuisine. It is used to make various dishes. But there are only a few dishes which are prepared totally based on coriander leaves. This mouthwatering dhone patar chatni is one of those dishes. Did you ever try such hot, sweet & sour coriander leaves chutney?
Bengali people often try dhone pata bata. But it is not that traditional dhone pata bata. The taste of this chutney is totally different. It is hot, sweet & sour in taste.
Roasted red chillies are used to make it hot. Sugar is used to make it sweet in taste and ripe tamarind (imli in Hindi/tetul in Bengali) is used to make it sour in taste.
The flavor of fresh coriander leaves make this dish very special. You can try it to have pakoda or snacks. It is also enjoyable when you have it with your meal.
In Northern Indian states, mint & coriander leaves based green chaatni is very famous and people love to have that with almost every possible way. They enjoy it with various types of pakodas (mixed veg pakoda), biryani, Indian flat bread (roti, kulcha, naan, paratha etc) & chaat. Many people even add such green chatni in pani puri/gol gappe / fuchka. I also loved it.
But this dhone patar chatni (coriander leaves chutney) is much more enjoyable & perfect chatni to have with various types of pakodas, biryani, Indian flatbreads & chaat. You should try it. If you want to try it then you have to make it at your own kitchen because no restaurant will offer you such awesome coriander leaves chutney. So try it and share your thoughts here by leaving a comment below.
Dhone patar chutney recipe
- 1.5 cups fresh coriander leaves, chopped
- 1 ripe tomato, optional
- 2 teaspoons tamarind (imli) pulp
- 2 roasted red chillies
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- Salt to taste
- Take everything in a grinder and grind to make a smooth puree (add a few teaspoons of water)
- Serve it with meal/snacks etc