Mint Chutney

Mint Chutney

Mint Chutney aka Pudina Chutney is an easy, quick, and delicious recipe prepared with mint leaves, ginger, green chilly, and lemon. It is so simple to make and in India, everyone makes it all the time at home. This versatile mint chutney goes well with Indian snacks like samosas, cutlets, as a dressing on tacos, spread on sandwiches, and Kathi rolls. This vegan and gluten-free chutney also serve as a dip for chips.

Benefits of mint:

Mint is a popular herb that people use fresh or dried in many dishes and infusions. Pudina or mint leaves have numerous benefits, especially when used fresh and in raw form without cooking. Mint is rich in nutrients and helps facilitate smoother digestion.

How to make this mint chutney?

To make this homemade mint chutney, follow these simple steps:

1. Remove stalks or stems from mint leaves. Submerge the mint leaves and swoosh them around. Let them sit for a minute so that the dirt drops to the bottom. Pick up the mint leaves as gently as possible, so as to not disturb the dirt, and place in a colander. Empty out the water, rinse the bowl and repeat the process until no dirt is left behind in the bowl.

2. Blend mint leaves, green chilies, ginger, salt, cumin powder, and chaat masala until smooth. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water as needed.

3. Add lemon juice as desired.

4. Taste and adjust spices as needed.

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Mint Chutney


  • Author: Ashu
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

Mint chutney is a super easy recipe to make that goes with a variety of dishes. This chutney adds a refreshing flavor that can’t be beat.


Ingredients

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  • 23 cups mint leaves
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 2 tbsp green chilly
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 tbsp cumin powder (optional)
  • 1/4 tbsp chaat masala (optional)

Instructions

  1. Remove stalks or stems from mint leaves. Rinse the leaves under cold water for a few mins using a colander and dry them.
  2. Blend mint leaves, green chilies, ginger, salt, cumin powder, and chaat masala until smooth. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water as needed.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  4. Taste and adjust spices to suit your personal needs.
  5. Serve this refreshing chutney with samosas, pakodas (fritters), Indian curry dishes, and sandwiches.

Notes

Tips:

  1. Make sure to discard the stems or stalks of leaves as they may add a bitter flavor.
  2. Add some sugar or yogurt if it tastes too spicy to you.
  3. You can store the chutney in an air-tight container for up to 4-5 days. 
  4. In case you want to make mint chutney in large quantity in advance then freeze it in ice cube trays. Once fully frozen, store the cubes in a ziplock plastic bag. When ready to serve, thaw as needed.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Indian

Keywords: Mint Chutney, Pudina Chutney

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