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Kachri and Garlic Chutney Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup dried kachri
- 1 head of garlic, peeled
- 2-3 green chilies
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp oil
- Water as needed

Special equipment needed:
- Blender or food processor

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Soak the dried kachri in water for 2-3 hours until it becomes soft.
2. Drain the water and add the kachri to a blender or food processor.
3. Add peeled garlic, green chilies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, salt, and lemon juice to the blender.
4. Blend all the ingredients together until it forms a smooth paste.
5. Add water as needed to adjust the consistency of the chutney.
6. Heat oil in a small pan and add the chutney to it.
7. Cook the chutney for 2-3 minutes until it becomes fragrant and the oil separates from the chutney.
8. Remove from heat and let it cool down.
9. Transfer the chutney to a serving bowl.


- Time:
Preparation time: 2-3 hours (for soaking kachri)
- Cooking time: 5-7 minutes
Temperature:
- Room temperature
Serving size:
- 4-6 people

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 35 kcal
- Fat: 2 g
- Carbohydrates: 4 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Fiber: 1 g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Dried kachri can be substituted with dried mango powder (amchur).
- Green chilies can be substituted with red chili powder or paprika.

Variations:
- Add fresh mint leaves or cilantro for a different flavor.
- Add roasted peanuts or sesame seeds for a crunchy texture.

Tips and tricks:
- Adjust the amount of green chilies according to your taste preference.
- Store the chutney in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Storage instructions:
- Store the chutney in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat the chutney in a microwave or on a stovetop until it becomes warm.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the chutney in a small bowl with a spoon.
- Garnish with fresh cilantro or mint leaves.

Garnishes:
- Fresh cilantro or mint leaves.

Pairings:
- Serve with any Indian snack or appetizer such as samosas, pakoras, or chaat.

Suggested side dishes:
- Serve with rice and dal for a complete meal.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the chutney is too thick, add water to adjust the consistency.
- If the chutney is too spicy, add more lemon juice or yogurt to balance the flavor.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash your hands and all the utensils before preparing the chutney.
- Store the chutney in the refrigerator to prevent bacterial growth.

Food history:
- Kachri is a popular ingredient in Rajasthani cuisine and is used in many dishes.

Flavor profiles:
- The chutney has a tangy and spicy flavor with a hint of garlic.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the chutney as a condiment with any Indian meal.

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Taste: Spicy, Tangy, Savory, Aromatic, Pungent