Monday, May 28, 2007

Green Chutney


Main St and East St in the Pune Cantonment area, besides being a great shopping neighbourhood, are a hot destination for foodies. Anyone going to camp will ritually stop at 3 places. Marz-O-rin for sandwiches. Budhani for wafers (Potato Chips) and Kayani Bakery for some bitchin' Shrewsbury biscuits. It's the perfect food trifecta that will put you into food coma. The Marz-O-rin chutney sandwiches are one of my favourite foods in the world. I have eaten chutney sandwiches at many restaurants, but none quite like Marz-O-rin. Marz-O-rin started as a small shop selling sandwiches and has become a Pune landmark. I remember ordering a platter or 8 sandwiches for Rs. 3.00. It was money well spent. 8 finger sandwiches with a glass of mango juice and you were in heaven. If you were smart, you would already have paid a visit to Budhani to purchase 100 gm. hot potato wafers straight out of the wok to go with your sandwiches. The great taste of the chutney sandwiches is due to a secret family recipe. In spite of many attempts, permutations and combinations, I have failed to come up with chutney that tastes like Marz-O-rin.

Ingredients
2 Fresh Coconut shredded
1 cup Cilantro
1 Chilis
2 cloves Garlic
1"piece of Ginger
1/2 Lemon juiced
1 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Water

Method
Add all ingredients to blender and blend till it becomes a smooth mixture. Use as a spread on sandwiches, or as a dipping sauce.