Mint Chutney is quick to make a condiment that can spice-up any appetizer, especially Indian Chaats. No Indian street food fare is complete without spicy, flavorsome pudina chutney or mint chutney. Green Chutney is an essential dip if you are planning to serve Indian snacks and appetizers.
Mint Chutney is a fresh herb blend and perhaps the most common way of using mint and coriander in an everyday Indian meal. It takes a little effort to combine a few basic ingredients such as fresh mint, coriander, spices and prepare delicious green chutney at home. It is a bold and mint perfumed condiment mainly composed of fresh herbs.
The addition of green chilies, garlic, ginger all together prepends to the taste of chutney.
A spoonful of thick green chutney and a dish comes alive with bursting flavors. A teaspoon of green chutney on aloo tikki chaat and suddenly it turns into a tantalizing appetizer. Served on the side of tandoori prawns with some onion rings and you need no other accompaniment.
The versatility of green chutney is indispensable – they lend themselves to so many interpretations. With a jar full of mint chutney the possibilities are endless.
From an enticing dip to a finger-licking accompaniment, a pudina chutney can be many things. Next time when you crave for farm-fresh flavor, do not hold yourself back, let your culinary imagination take over and whizz up some mint and coriander chutney.
Why is my mint chutney bitter?
Mint Chutney turns bitter only if is churned for too long in the mixer or blender. That is the reason coriander leaves and green chili are combined with mint leaves to balance the flavor and cut down the bitterness of mint.
Is mint chutney good for health?
Mint Chutney is rich in antioxidants. Hence it is good for your skin, aids in digestion and helps fighting heat strokes. If you are on a detox diet then pudina chutney is an excellent side-dish or dip to include in your meal plan.
How To Store Green Chutney (Pudina Chutney)?
It is always best to store green chutney in a clean, airtight container in the fridge. It remains fresh in the fridge for 5 – 6 days. But after a few hours, the mint chutney starts changing its color from bright green to dark green. Hence, it is best to consume it within a day or two.
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Mint Chutney Recipe
- 1 bunch of coriander leaves
- half a bunch of mint leaves
- half a inch piece of ginger
- 2 – 3 garlic cloves
- 2 green chili, chopped
- 1 teaspoon mango powder (amchur powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder (jeera powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated white sugar
- Salt to taste
- To make the chutney, first clean and wash the green leaves.
- In a blender add all the ingredients to make the chutney along with a tablespoon or more of water.
- Blend the ingredients to a smooth paste to make the chutney. If required, add more water. Transfer chutney to a clean bowl.
- Serve Mint Chutney with snacks or store in the fridge.