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Mint Chutney Recipe


10 min

Mint Chutney Recipe

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10 min


8 persons




4.50 rating-star (2)

Author: Antonina Blum

Mint Chutney or Pudina Chutney is a deliciously spicy condiment/chutney prepared from fresh Mint Leaves (Pudina), Coriander leaves, Ginger, Garlic and curd/yogurt. The thick curd added to the base gives a creamy silky texture to the dip and enhances its taste.
Chutney is akin to sauce in the cuisines of Indian subcontinent. Chutneys can be wet, semi-dry or dry and can be sweet, sour or spicy. Many times chutneys that contrast in taste and color are served together to tingle the taste buds in every possible way.
Mint Chutney can be served with various starters like Tikkas, Kebabs and almost all Tandoori delicacies as well as with Indian snacks like Kachori, Samosa, Batata Vada, Dhokla etc. This chutney also goes very well with South Indian foods like Uttapams, Dosas and Idlis and compliments the traditional Coconut Chutney.

Mint chutney aids digestion and is low in fat, full of vitamins and flavonoids found in green leafy vegetables. You can store the leftover chutney in fridge for later use for about 4-5 days.


  • mint leaves: 1.5 cup (Pudina)
  • coriander leaves: 1 cup (Dhania)
  • plain curd: 0.5 cup (yogurt)
  • green chillies: 1 piece (or 2)
  • garlic: 3 clove
  • ginger: 1 piece
  • lemon juice: 2 tsp
  • roasted cumin powder: 1 tsp (Bhuna Jeera)
  • amchur: 1 tsp (Dry Mango Powder)
  • chaat masala: 1 tsp
  • rock salt: 1 tsp (Kala Namak)

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Stages of cooking

  1. Combine Mint Leaves, Coriander Leaves, Ginger, Garlic and Green Chillies and grind them to a smooth paste. Add very little water if required.

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  2. Beat some yogurt in a bowl and add Lemon Juice, roasted Cumin Powder, Rock Salt, Dry mango Powder (Amchur) and Chaat Masala.

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  3. Now add the paste of mint and coriander leaves and beat to mix everything to a smooth paste.

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  4. Mint Chutney is ready. Store it in the refrigerator in a clean airtight container for upto a week.

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History of the Mint Chutney Recipe:

Mint Chutney is a popular condiment in Indian cuisine, particularly in the Northern regions of India. The combination of mint and coriander leaves, along with spices and yogurt, has been used for centuries to add flavor and spice to dishes. Chutneys were originally used as a way to preserve food, and were made from a variety of ingredients including herbs, fruits, and vegetables.

Mint Chutney is not only a delicious accompaniment to many Indian dishes, it also has many health benefits. Mint leaves are known to aid digestion, and are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Coriander leaves also have many health benefits, including aiding digestion and reducing inflammation.

Tips and Tricks for Mint Chutney Recipe:

  • Use fresh mint and coriander leaves for the best flavor. If you don't have fresh leaves, you can use dried herbs instead.
  • Adjust the spice level to your preference by adding more or less green chillies.
  • To make the chutney more creamy, you can add more yogurt.
  • If your chutney is too thick, you can add a little water to thin it out.

Tips for presenting the dish:

  • Mint Chutney can be served in a small bowl as a dip for appetizers or alongside main dishes.
  • You can garnish the chutney with a few mint leaves or chopped coriander leaves for added color.
  • Mint Chutney can also be used as a spread on sandwiches or wraps for an extra burst of flavor.

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