Coriander and Mint Chutney

Coriander and Mint Chutney is a staple in almost all households. Traditionally made on stone mortar and pestle. It is highly nutritious and should be consumed daily in our diet.

My regular readers would know how much I love mint. My love for this green leaf started with home-made chutney by my mother.

Coriander & Mint Chutney
Coriander & Mint Chutney

This is a must with all the snacks she makes at home.

There are many variations for this lovely green chutney. I love adding mint leaves to the coriander bunch for a fresh tang!

Coriander and Mint Chutney

Only few simple things to keep in mind while making this chutney – remove the mint leaves only from the stem/ stalk. Avoid stem as much as possible as it adds bitterness to the chutney.

Do not add lemon juice or amchoor in a steel jar of mixer – it will turn bitter.

With just few tips in mind, this chutney is a breeze to make and a must have for all snacks.

Coriander and Mint Chutney
1 small bowl of chutney Conversion Chart Print

Coriander and Mint Chutney

Ingredients

1 bunch of fresh coriander
½ bunch of fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon of sugar
3-4 green chillies
teaspoon of dry mango powder (amchoor) or use juice of 3-4 lemons
3 tablespoons of home-made curd
a pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste

Preparation

1.Wash coriander and mint leaves thoroughly. Place them in a wet grinder jar of the mixer. Add remaining ingredients except lemon and grind it till it turns into a paste.
2.Immediately remove it from the jar and transfer to a bowl. Squeeze the lemon into it. Mix gently. Serve fresh with snack of your choice.

Notes

A family recipe.

Clean mint leaves carefully, removing them from stalk/ stem. Add only the leaves to the chutney and not the stem.

Do not add lemon juice into the steel jar of mixer. Remove the chutney into a glass or plastic container before adding lemon juice or the chutney would turn bitter.

Also removing immediately to a air-tight container keep the color of the chutney fresh.

You can increase the amount of lemon/ amchoor for extra sour taste.