Coriander Mint Chutney Recipe (Indian Green Chutney)
A quick, easy mint coriander chutney that can be added for Indian chats snacks for bhel puri, sev puri, samosa, ragda patties and as a spread for sandwiches, etc.
Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250 ml
- 2 cups coriander leaves (cilantro) (tightly packed)
- 1 cup pudina leaves (mint) (tightly packed)
- 2-3 green chilies (adjust according to your taste)
- 2-3 cloves garlic (optional)
- ½ inch ginger (roughly chopped)
- 1 teaspoon roasted jeera (cumin) powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar to taste, optional
- 1 tablespoon lime/lemon juice
- salt or black salt, (or to taste)
- 2-3 tablespoons water for grinding or add as required
- 1-2 ice cubes
Tips to Keep the Chutney Green
Here are a few tips for retaining the green color of the chutney.
- Avoid Oxidation: Green Chutney turns black when exposed to air for a longer duration due to oxidation. So refrigerate or freeze this chutney to stop the oxidation.
- Avoid over blending: Do not grind the chutney too long in the electric blender, as the heat can cause the chutney to turn black.
- Add Ice Cubes: Adding 1-2 ice cubes while blending will prevent the heat generated from the blender from turning the green chutney black.
- Add Lemon Juice: Add Lemon juice before or after blending the chutney to maintain its vibrant green color.
- Ratio: The ratio of mint leaves to coriander leaves should be correct. I always use 1 part of mint for 2 parts of coriander leaves.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
- Yogurt: Many restaurants serve mint coriander chutney with yogurt (also known as Yogurt Chutney) as a dip with Indian appetizers. Simply whisk ½ cup of plain thick yogurt with green chutney. If you are vegan, replace it with vegan yogurt.
- Coconut: Add freshly grated coconut to this green chutney to serve with South Indian breakfast like idli, dosa, or vada.
- Roasted Peanuts - If your cilantro mint chutney is thin or watery, you can thicken it by adding roasted peanuts while blending.
- Raw Mangoes: You can add a few slices of mangoes if they are in season for a tangy green chutney recipe. You can reduce the quantity of lime juice.
- Green Chilies: You can increase or reduce chilies according to your preference.
Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg