mint chutney recipe, how to make mint chutney | pudina chutney recipe


mint chutney or pudina chutney recipe – this is the same mint chutney recipe that is served in restaurants with tandoori snacks like kebabs and tikkas, be it veg or non veg.

the chutney has the same taste of the ones served in restaurants. the chutney recipe is ready in 15 minutes and is very easy to make and you don’t need to make special tandoori snacks to make this chutney. just to have the chutney with baked or fried potato wedges is so comforting…. at least it is comforting for me 😉

you can serve the mint chutney with any snack of your choice. i even remember once having it with samosas and the combo was so good. i served it with paneer tikka.

vegans you can make this chutney with cashew yogurt instead of using dairy yogurt.

few more chutney recipes in the blog are sour mango chutneygarlic chives chutneymint coriander chutneytamarind date sweet chutneycoconut chutney for idli, dosa and quick sweet ripe mango chutney.

pudina chutney or mint chutney recipe below:

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mint chutney or pudina chutney for tandoori recipes
pudina chutney - tangy mint chutney served as a side dish with tandoori snacks or kebabs.
RECIPE TYPE: appetizer, side
CUISINE: north indian
SERVES: 1 bowl
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 3 to 4 tbsp fresh curd/yogurt or cashew yogurt
  • 1 and half cup fresh mint leaves/pudina
  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves/dhania
  • 1 green chili/hari mirch, chopped
  • 1 small onion/pyaaz, chopped
  • ½ inch ginger/adrak, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves/lahsun, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder/jeera powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder/amchur or dry pomegranate seeds powder/anardana powder
  • black salt or rock salt as required
  1. take the curd in a bowl and beat it with a whisk or spoon or egg beater till smooth.
  2. mix the spice powders and salt with the curd.
  3. grind the mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, onion and green chili with little water to a smooth paste.
  4. mix the freshly ground green chutney with the curd.
  5. blend both of these till they become uniform and one in color.
  6. serve the mint chutney with any tandoori snack or starter.

step by step pudina chutney or mint chutney recipe:

1: take 3 to 4 tbsp curd in a bowl and whisk it till its smooth. add 1 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp chaat masala and 1 tsp amchur/dry mango powder to the curd and mix well.

mint chutney for tandoori recipes

2: in a blender or wet grinder take 1.5 cup freshly rinsed mint leaves/pudina, 1 cup coriander leaves, 1 chopped green chili, 1 small chopped onion, 2-3 garlic cloves and ½ inch chopped ginger.

mint chutney for tandoori recipes

3: grind with a little water to a smooth paste. mix the green chutney paste with the curd.

mint chutney for tandoori recipes

4: with a spoon start to blend both the green chutney and curd.

mint chutney

continue to mix and blend till the whole mint chutney becomes uniform and in one color. check the mint chutney for salt and seasonings and add more if needed.

serve the mint chutney immediately or serve it cold with any tandoori snack or starter recipes like sindhi aloo tuk, french friesperi peri potato wedges, beetroot tikki, tandoori aloohara bhara kabab and aloo tikki.

mint chutney for tandoori recipes

{ 59 Responses }

  1. Neha Kulkarni says

    Hey….just loved ur recipe….it’s fantastic…simple to make and tasty to eat…just perfect….!! Keep giving us such recipes….

  2. Nishu says

    Hi !!!
    For how many days can we store this chutney ?
    Is there any tip to increase its storage time


  3. Hitha says

    Hello Dasanna,

    I love to try new recipes searching on the net. Whenever i have to cook something and i come across that in your website, i don’t have to think twice!

    I just follow what is given here and voila! I have a perfect new dish for my family.
    Thank yoy for making cooking so much fun! :)


  4. shraddha patwary says

    Perfect recipe of mint turned out to taste better than that served in hotels..

  5. Lavanya says

    Hi dassana,
    Tried lots of ur recipes and i loved them !
    Need some help here…. I dont have dry mango powder or chaat masala ….. What can i do ?? Pls help !

    Im doing this with paneer tikka on stove top

  6. Palak says

    hey!!! i just tried this today! it was perfect! thanks a lot for the recipe :) i didnt have mint leaves so added tomato as a substitute!!!

  7. Lavanya says

    I wanted to do this mint chutney for a long time. After viewing this site it was so very easy for me to make it. The steps was so simple & clearly mentioned and the photo’s helped me to get a better understanding of the make.

    Both my husband & kid loved it when I served with chicken tikka. It was so perfect
    Thanks for giving such a lovely site of Indian dishes.

  8. ritu shah says

    Heyy …too gud..loved yr receipy..i tried tandoori paneer tikka ..all was happy perfect taste nd really i like the way u describe step by step…will sure always on wd ur site.just need more jain receipies

  9. tanish says

    The chutney was good but i had put the curd too much then i had put tamarind paste so it beacme perfect and the aftertaste was little sweet so it became sweet and sour types but nice.loved it.!! thanks alot.!

  10. kapil says

    Thankyou Dassana for this recipe.

    I loved it!

    I wish u all the best, and hope to c u soon on TV, making it really big.

  11. sneha says

    hi, just want to know, for how long can we store this chutney? is it possible to make this in large quantity and store for a while?

    • says

      sneha, i suggest to consume the pudina chutney in 1-2 day time, if kept refrigerated. the reason being curd is added to the mint chutney preparation so it will get spoilt quickly.

  12. Swetha says

    Hi, this is the first time I visited ur site, I was searching for pudina chutney for long time and impressed with ur recipe and comments u got… :) so I tried it and to my surprise it was awesome and got the restaurant taste too….

  13. Milind says

    I have starting to like this site too much, mostly due to the style of blogging ….simple step wise and mostly the Hindi names of the spices are mentioned right there.
    Thanks for the beautiful work

  14. Such says

    Just made this. Had no rock salt and didn’t follow the exact measurements, but kept adjusting to my taste and it came out perfect, like a chutney from any good kebab place. Yum :)


  15. Rajesh says

    Thanks a Ton…!I had tried this kind of chuttney many times , but in vain.
    This time its perfect….thanks again.

  16. neetu says

    ur karahi paneer recipie n mint chatni recipie very gud.i my family members likeed it so much.

  17. Mona Sehgal says

    The chutni was exactly the way we have in the restaurants. It was so simple that even my son (16yrs) could make it on his own……Thankyou

  18. Mani Patel says

    I am a Parsi but a vegetarian one and I am a hopeless cook especially since the family usually cooks non-veg food which is good … I believe. Do you think you could give some Parsi veg. food recipes? Am interested in Dhan Dal Patia … Patia to be precise. I have had such terrific veg Patia in restaurants and even weddings but just don’t know how they do it.

    So try and give me a veg Patia recipe. Thank you

    • dassana says

      i will try to post the vegetarian parsi recipes including dhan dal patia… in fact amongst the parsi recipes, dhansak and the parsi custard are my favorites.

      • Mani Patel says

        Hey Thanks ever so much. Looking forward to the Patia. What about Parsi Stew? Am I pushing you a bit too much!!!!

        • says

          not at all mani. in fact the patia, i am still wondering which veggie to substitute for fish. have zeroed in two veggies but still to try out the patia at home. for the stew, will have to look out for the veg substitutes.

  19. says

    I really look forward to your recipes! Everything is so appealing, and I’m discovering some wonderful new spices and traditions. I can’t wait to try this recipe. The peppercorn addition is unexpected and fun. Wonderful site! Thank you.

    • dassana says

      thanks debra for the inspiring comment. it touched my heart.

      i love cooking and it is a meditation for me. and all these positive comments makes me feel to share more of my creativity and love for cooking.