Pudina Chutney

This is the chutney that you get served with dhoklas, and the one used as a spread in the simple cucumber-tomato desi sandwiches. It is also the same chutney I’ve used as a base in my ‘Mint Baby-corn Stir-fry’. Pretty handy if you can make and store in your refrigerator. This one’s for Anu who had requested me to post it long back. Sorry Anu, I took quite a while to post it, but finally, here it is…all yours!

Ingredients:

  • Fresh pudina/mint leaves – a big bunch (leaves picked from the stems and set aside)
  • Coriander/Cilantro – a handful
  • Onions – 2 nos (medium sized; diced)
  • Garlic (optional) – 3-4 pods
  • Ginger –  1-inch long piece
  • Green Chillies – 3-4 nos (alter to suit your taste)
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Kala Namak – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water – very very little, just to get the mixer blades to run

Procedure:

  • Clean the pudina leaves, coriander, green chillies well. Blend all the ingredients together to a smooth paste in a mixer, with as less water as possible. The lesser the water, the less runny your chutney, and longer the life.
  • Refrigerate for atleast a half hour before you serve, for that refreshing taste. Enjoy with choice of accompaniment. It stays good a couple of weeks if stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. You can always dilute with little water at the time of serving (if required).

This is off to Mahimaa’s ‘Cooking Basics Event‘.

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12 responses to “Pudina Chutney

  1. Wow!! You seem to be on a roll! Mint chutney as you said is so very handy. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Such a lovely green colour..I use a similar recipe for making this chutney..love it!!

  3. I am fond of this chutney and often make a similar one. As u said, this Dhokla chutney is superb for bread toasts and is a common at my place too. Nice pic!

  4. Yum! I love this on spread on bread, dip rotis in and also the taste of pani puri comes to mind when I see pudina…yum!

  5. Hi Madhuri!! This one is my personal favourite…my dadi makes this as one of the chutney’s for Dahi Bhalla’s apart from the “Imli / Dates ki chutney’s” Taste’s absolutely yum…!!
    You could even try adding just a dash of lemon to it…it only get’s better with more “Zing” to it!!
    Love,
    Shruthi

  6. Pudina Chutney looks awesome and a nice click too Madhuri

  7. Love this chutney, as u said yes they are really handy even sometimes as spread over bread..Delicious chutney..

  8. love this chutney..especially while travelling I love to use it as a bread spread..

  9. Hi Madhuri, Thanks for visiting us at collaborative curry.You have a wonderful collection of recipes here..
    I love this chutney and also love the color you got :-)

  10. Thank you all.
    @Gulmohar: Thanks so much for your kind words dear. Do check back often.

  11. Perfect entry..thanks!

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