Goat Cheese & Cilantro Spread (Kothamali Chutney)(East meets West)

Goat Cheese & Cilantro Spread  (Kothamali Chutney)(East meets West)

This is a true fusion recipe which brings together the best of the west and the east – Cheese (all kinds) has pervaded the Indian cuisine for a long time now – With this recipe, I bring to you a traditional south Indian chutney made with cilantro and red chilies and other flavors (see recipe below). With adequate spicing, this chutney can easily be blended into a creamy goat cheese to make a fine spread for veggies or crusty warm bread.

Another post for Avant Garde Cookies, this is a spread which can be whipped up at short notice

Cilantro Chutney


4 bunches of fresh cilantro, pre-washed and stems removed
2 green chilies
2 red chilies
1 tbsp urad dal
A pinch of asafetida
¼ tsp of tamarind paste (optional)
2- 3 tsp of sesame oil
2 tbsp of water

Sautee the urad, chilies, asafetida in the oil.
Add the cilantro leaves and cook for a few minutes until the water has evaporated.
Add the tamarind paste and mix it in well to the leaves.
Cool and grind, using very little water

For the Spread
1 Ounce of goat cheese
2tbsp of chutney

Whisk the cheese into the chutney and keep refrigerated until use. Enjoy with raw veggies or over toasted bread or pita or as a spread for a sandwich


Posted on

March 16, 2013

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