Dabba’s Herb Chutney

We are excited to share this secret Herb Chutney recipe that comes to us courtesy of the Dabba Food Truck in the North Bay and Napa, CA.  This sauce goes wonderfully with sautéed vegetables, and grilled meats, and can even add a great kick to a steamed or poached fish. 


13 Tbsp fresh cilantro

1 Tbsp fresh mint
2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh garlic
5 1/2 Tbsp fresh jalapeño pepper
3 Tbsp tamarind pulp
1/2 Tbsp fresh habanero pepper
6 Tbsp diced onion

Wash all perishable ingredients in cold water, except the herbs. Peel the garlic and dice the tomatoes, jalapeños, and habaneros. Make sure to wear gloves as the jalapeños and habaneros can irritate your skin. Dicing the ingredients will allow them to blend easier. Pick, scale, and wash all of the herbs. Place all ingredients into a blender or a food processor and purée until smooth. Enjoy right away, or refrigerate for up to one week.

-Recipe By Chef Walter Abrams

Notes: Tamarind pulp can be found in most Indian and Latin American food markets. If you do not like your sauces too spicy you can reduce the amount of habanero or omit them completely.

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