Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mint and Coriander Chutney

Chutney is an integral part of Indian cuisine in all parts of India. Be it made from vegetables or fruits or some fresh herbs, a chutney in the menu tends to make me feel that it's a complete meal. There is an umpteen variety. However, at home the most common one we make is the Mint and Coriander Chutney. Tough I also favour the Coriander Chutney. Adding mint leaves gives the chutney that mint-y flavour that hubby likes. There is also this Tomato Tamarind Chutney which I relish with just some plain rice.

Mint and Coriander Chutney

Mint and Coriander Chutney, also known as Hari Chutney (Green Chutney) is an absolutely versatile condiment, which can be conveniently used as a spread for a quick sandwich or as a simple dip. However, as a standard it is used as a condiment with grilled or tandoor dishes. Another interesting way to use it is, as a marinade. Like I'll be using it tomorrow when I'll make the Tandoori Pomfret. Yes, that will be the next post.


The basic ingredients are evidently fresh mint and coriander leaves, along with green chillies with a dash of some spices. Lemon juice adds a slight tangy flavour to it. You need to simply blend all of it together. My mother also adds some chopped onions to this chutney, but I sometimes skip it. This extremely versatile chutney is worth a try.

For printable version of this recipe, click here.

Mint and Coriander Chutney

- Fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves 2 cups

- Fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup

- Onion 1 small sized, chopped

- Green chilli 1 no.

- Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp.

- Roasted cumin powder 1/2 tsp.

- Lemon juice 2 tbsp.

- Chopped ginger 1 tsp.

- Chopped garlic 1 tsp.

- Sugar 1/2 tsp.

- Salt (preferably rock salt) as per taste

Thoroughly rinse the herbs and pick the leaves from the tough stalks. Blend all ingredients into a smooth purée.

Serve as a condiment, spread or dip.

Note: This green chutney can be stored in the refrigerator for upto a week if kept in an airtight container.



  1. This one of my personal favourite cutney.. I always love to have it with steamed rice..
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  2. O yea, chutneys are an essential in Indian cuisine and I am a big time chutney fan :) Your mint and coriander chutney would go well with biryani or dosa-lovely!

  3. Colorful & very handy chutney.

  4. Colorful and delicious chutney.

  5. Looks so gud Aru..this is one of my fav and I always love the light in ur pics

  6. This chutney is one of my favourite chutney. Chutney looks delicious...

  7. Green chutney looks inviting...would love to have in sandwiches..

  8. adding garlic, roasted cumin is new to me should've made it more flavorful nd aromatic :P

  9. adding roasted cumin and garlic is new to me, must've been flavorful and aromatic, thanks for your version

  10. Beautiful click and inviting chutney, fresh it looks

  11. Hi Arundhuti
    This is one of my fav chutney. Cumin and red chilli is a good addition.
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  12. Coriander chutney!! I love it having with fast food like samosas!!