In celebration of World Environment day, we started sending out little packets of Mystery Seeds with every order at Olie. This continues till the end of June - so head over, order your favourites and plant your little gift once it comes in the mail !
The first time we grew a little mint and basil in our terrace garden, I felt so much joy and pride with the simple act of popping over, picking out what I wanted and being able to cook with our fresh, organic homegrown produce.
So the Mystery Seeds campaign is one that is very close to our hearts, and we can't wait to see what you grow ( therein lies the mystery ! ) and what you do with your produce !
The Heartlight hexagonal box in the picture above is being used as a planter. Charming and ever so bright and pretty. We cannot take full credit for this I'm afraid, it's all of you creative folks that send us pictures of your Olie box planters that inspire us . But such a great idea !
At the Olie headquarters, Chief Chef Anu cooks up a simple chutney that is delicious and ready to eat in just about 10 minutes. Best results with your homegrown mint / chilli's !
Peanuts - 1 cup
Dried Red Chillis - 4 to 5
Mint Leaves - a handful
Ginger - about 2 small pieces finely chopped
Coconut - a small piece chopped
Onions - 1 full onion chopped finely
Sautee chopped onions, peanuts, dried red chillies and ginger with a pinch of salt, red chilli powder and coriander powder in a pan with 2 tablespoons of oil.
Once the above is browned slightly, add the sautéed onions, peanuts, red chilli and ginger along with fresh coconut and mint leaves to the blender.
Add about 1/4 cup water to this , put your blender's cap on and blend !
This delicious tangy chutney goes beautifully with most South Indian food, from crispy Dosas, to vadai or Idlis. Enjoy !
If you've been looking lustfully at the Oven mitts, boxes of mint, table runners and napkins in these pictures.. know that they are all available to you on www.olie.co.in !
Have a lovely weekend x