Whoever thought of Guava and Mint Chutney or Dip must have been a diehard foodie. A sweet and tangy chutney with guavas, lemon, chillies and fresh mint, this Chutney is another way to consume the magnificent yet humble guava. A dash of lime juice, green chillies along with the fruit’s natural sweetness makes this chutney a delectable dip.
I have never had a liking for apples but Guava has been one of my favourite fruits. It has just not been given its due. The guava tree in my backyard is small but yields humongous fruit and they cut like a coconut; crisp and sweet. Guava is the superfruit of the new age, due to the numerous health benefits it offers. It is brimming with nutrients, is extraordinarily rich in vitamin C, and is beneficial for skin. Mint is an all-time favourite and growing wild in my garden. The taste is much more enhanced with fresh organic produce from my garden.
This Guava Chutney is very simple to make. There is no cooking or tempering needed; just put all the ingredients together and blend them in a mixer-grinder.
The sweet guava, when combined with Mint along with a squeeze of lime, gives the chutney a remarkable and refreshing flavour while the green chillies make it spicy.
Ingredients for Guava and Mint Chutney or Dip
4 guavas cut into small pieces
10 green chillies
A handful of fresh mint leaves
Salt to taste. I added black salt
Juice of one lime
Grind all ingredients in a blender and add lemon juice and serve.
There is no need to even deseed the guavas, just chop it along with the seeds. You can enjoy this exotic and flavorful Guava Chutney with and fritters or like I did with Mango Mango Puri and Mango Parantha.