Mint Chutney or Pudina Chutney is a delicious & spicy condiment prepared from fresh mint leaves (pudina), coriander leaves, ginger, garlic and yogurt (curd). The thick curd added to the base gives a creamy silky texture to the dip and enhances its taste.
What is Chutney?
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.
What can Mint Chutney be served with?
Mint Chutney is one of the most versatile condiments in Indian cuisine and goes with a wide variety of foods :
- It can be served with various starters like tikkas, kebabs and almost all tandoori delicacies like Paneer Tikka and Tandoori Gobi.
- It also goes well with various Indian snacks like Kachori, Samosa, Batata Vada and Dhokla.
- Mint chutney is an important part of many Indian street foods and chaats like Aloo Tikki, Raj Kachori, Dahi Vada, Papdi Chaat, Vada Pav etc.
- This chutney also complements various South Indian foods like Uttapam, Dosas and Idlis.
Mint chutney is a very light and refreshing side for heavy foods and helps us digest them faster. It is low in fat and full of vitamins & flavonoids found in green leafy vegetables.
Since the chutney is made in a yogurt base, it cannot be stored for too long. You can store the leftover chutney in fridge for later use for a maximum of 4-5 days. Also it is not advisable to freeze this chutney.
To make Mint Chutney at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.
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Nutrition (per serving)
Ingredients For Mint Chutney Recipe
- 1.5 Cup Mint Leaves (Pudina)
- 1 Cup Coriander Leaves (Dhania)
- 1/2 Cup Plain Curd / Yogurt
- 1-2 Green Chillies
- 3-4 Cloves of Garlic
- ~1 Inch Piece of Ginger
- 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
- 1 Teaspoon Roasted Cumin Powder (Bhuna Jeera)
- 1 Teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
- 1 Teaspoon Chaat Masala
- 1 Teaspoon Rock Salt (Kala Namak)
Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Mint Chutney Recipe
Combine Mint Leaves, Coriander Leaves, Ginger, Garlic and Green Chillies and grind them to a smooth paste. Add very little water if required.
Beat some yogurt in a bowl and add Lemon Juice, roasted Cumin Powder, Rock Salt, Dry mango Powder (Amchur) and Chaat Masala.
Now add the paste of mint and coriander leaves and beat to mix everything to a smooth paste.
Mint Chutney is ready. Store it in the refrigerator in a clean airtight container for upto a week.
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