Coriander chutney

coriander chutney

Makes around 150g (a medium-sized jar)

fresh coriander 100g
peanuts 60g
garlic 4 cloves, finely sliced
lemon juice 4 tbsp
salt 1 tsp
brown sugar 4 tsp
ground turmeric ¼ tsp
small fresh green chillies 2 to 3, roughly chopped (deseeded if you prefer less heat)

Fill a bowl full of cold water and put the coriander in it. Move the coriander around in the water, then take it out and shake off the excess water. Roughly chop the stems and leaves and put them into a blender. Add the peanuts, garlic, lemon juice, salt, sugar, turmeric and 2 small chillies, and pulse them in the blender until the mixture has a smooth, almost pesto-like consistency. Add some water to help the mixture to blend if necessary. Add the remaining chilli, or more lemon juice, salt and sugar to taste.