Do you know of any condiment that has made the food that it is served with it, popular? Rajkot’s famous green chutney is one such condiment which has made the snacks sold along with it very popular, and in demand. The Rajkot chutney has earned it’s name globally. There are certain popular food combinations that are a must try. Popularly known as ‘Rajkot chutney’ eaten with potato chips is one such combination. The two prominent tastes in this chutney are it’s spiciness as well as it’s tanginess.
If you are a good food lover, and have not tried this Rajkot’s famous Green Chutney and Potato Chips combination, I highly recommend you try it. It is a lot on the spicier, tangier side, with the nutty flavor added by peanuts.
This green chutney is a very famous chutney from Rajkot, which is located in Gujarat, India. Even though this is a condiment which is sold along with the potato chips or other snacks, it is so delicious and hence, become so popular, that people buy the potato chips, just so that they get this chutney along with it.
The two pioneers who made and started selling this now famous chutney are, Rasikbhai Chevdawala and Gordhanbhai Chevdavala. They sell a lot of variety of snacks, but apart from their chevdo, potato chips, which is also called wafers in Rajkot, and other snacks, the Rajkot chutney is what makes it all so special. The Rajkot chutney by itself is sold in big batches. It is also exported to other countries.
The chutney has a long shelf life when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, as no water is added when making it, and the citric acid/lemon juice helps enhance the shelf-life as well.. This is a very versatile chutney that can be eaten with any snack/lunch/dinner. You may add water to small batches to liquidify it to be used with certain snacks.
I learned this recipe from a fellow foodie Sonam Hedav Soni. I am grateful to her for this recipe and for bringing back the childhood memories that I re-live through this taste.
Outside of Rajkot, where you are not able to buy these potato chips, you may try it with Lays, Ruffles or some such brand of potato chips, and it tastes very close to that.
Rajkot’s Famous Green Chutney
- 8 Green chillies (small) or 4 Jalapeno Spicy version
- 1 cup Peanuts
- Salt, to taste
- ½ teaspoon Citric acid or 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- a pinch Turmeric powder
- Remove the stems from the green chilies, and roughly chop them.
- Add the chilies, peanuts, salt, turmeric powder citric acid or lemon juice and grind it. Taste and adjust the salt/lemon.
Enjoy it with potato chips, snacks or with any meal.
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