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!


  • 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


  • 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‘.


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!!

  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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