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Green Cilantro Mint Chutney

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Green cilantro mint chutney, also known as green chutney, is a classic Indian dip or dressing. With fresh herbs lending this dip so much flavor and gorgeous color, you’ll never want to buy premade versions again. It’s perfect for dipping samosas and adding a zingy pop to your favorite recipes! Vegan. Video Recipe.

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What is cilantro mint chutney? 

Cilantro mint chutney and green chutney are used interchangeably. They refer to the same chutney that uses mint leaves as well as either cilantro or coriander. 

This chutney is popular in most parts of India. People use it to dip their samosas or khaman dhokla in or to add to other recipes like samosa chaat, dahi bhalla, chole that need a bit of a minty flavor added. 

Mint chutney is very easy to make and requires only a blender in order to make it perfect.

cilantro mint green chutney recipe

What does this green chutney taste like?

Green chutney is a a very refreshing, minty, savory and slightly sweet dipping sauce with just the slightest heat from green chilies. If you love minty treats, you will love this chutney. It is the perfect dip or topping to your favorite baked treats. 

How is this green cilantro mint Chutney used?

Minty green chutney is used all over India as a dip or a dressing. You could use this chutney as a homemade ingredient in our samosa chaat, dahi bhalle,  or chole recipes. You can pair it with our sweet tamarind chutney.

It is a popular, low calorie dip perfect for dipping samosas, khaman dhokla, khatta dhokla and our savory vegetable muffins. You’ll want to make it as a compliment to so many of your favorite recipes.

Add it as a condiment to your party platter, spread it on your sandwich bread or toast, dress up your salads, it’s one versatile chutney.

 

Cilantro mint Chutney Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need for this delicious chutney.

  • Fresh herbs- cilantro and mint 
  • Garlic cloves
  • Cumin seeds
  • Salt – to taste or you can leave it out altogether.
  • Lemon or lime juice – you could also combine
  • Sugar
  • Green chilies – add as many as you like or omit altogether for less heat.
  • Ice Cold Water – used to get the perfect consistency and to retain the chutney’s bright green color. 

How to make cilantro mint Chutney

Here’s what you need to do for this simple recipe. It won’t take long to create the perfect dip for your samosas or samosa chaat.

how to make green cilantro mint chutney step by step recipe

To start, place all the ingredients in a high speed blender. Next, blend the ingredients until just combined. Don’t over mix it! It can turn bitter!

When the ingredients are all blended, you can check the consistency of the chutney. If you like, you can add a small amount of ice cold water, about a 1 tablespoon at a time, reblend, and check the consistency again. You can repeat these steps until it suits your desires.

Green Chutney Recipe

Pro tips and tricks

Mint Chutney is a super easy dressing that only takes a few seconds to make. But if you are not careful, it can turn bitter and you’ll have to start over. Here’s how to make the best tasting and looking green chutney.

  • Use ice cold tap water to blend it. It will help retain the bright green color of the chutney.
  • Don’t over-mix the chutney. Only mix until it has come together. Mixing too much can cause a bitter, metallic flavor.
  • Freeze or refrigerate the chutney as soon as you make it if you don’t plan to use it all. This helps keep the chutney looking bright green.
  • Don’t skip the lemon or lime juice. This helps keep the chutney a nice bright green color.
  • Skip the green chilies if you want a little less heat.
  • You can use green chili paste if you prefer for a slightly smoother chutney.
  • Don’t skip the cilantro, this helps keep it from turning bitter when mixed.
  • If accidentally, the chutney becomes runny, add half a slice of bread to the blender to thicken it’s consistency. 

mint cilantro chutney

Variations

There are several potential variations you can try when making green chutney. Here are some potential changes you can make:

  • Use a combination of lemon and lime juices
  • Add a little bit of yogurt instead of or in addition to water for a tangy flavor
  • Use toasted cumin seeds

Why does my chutney turn bitter?

You should only mix the chutney until the ingredients just combine and become somewhat smooth. If you overmix the leaves, the metal blades of the blender can cause the mint leaves to become a bitter or metallic tasting. Mixing for less time and the cilantro can both help with keeping away the bitter flavor.

Green Chutney Recipe

How to store it 

We recommend storing the chutney in a glass bottle in the fridge. A glass bottle helps to preserve the flavor of the chutney. Just make sure you have an airtight lid for it.

For the remaining chutney, you can pour or scoop it into ice cube trays. Once in the trays, you can place them in the freezer. When you are ready to use them, allow them to thaw for about 24 hours in the fridge.

We don’t recommend heating up the chutney in the microwave or on the stove top to thaw it. Allow it to come up to temperature in the fridge for best results.

How long will it last?

If you use an airtight container, it should last about a week in your fridge. In the freezer, it should store nicely for about 6 months. If it has been in the fridge for longer than a week, we recommend you throw it out.

How do I prevent the bright green color from turning dark?

Ice cold water, sugar and lemon juice can help to maintain the brightness of the green. If you are not planning on eating the chutney right away, we recommend refrigerating or freezing the chutney as soon as you make it. This will help slow down the oxidative effect that turns your chutney from a beautiful bright green to a darker green.

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Green Cilantro Mint Chutney Video Recipe

Green Chutney Recipe

Green Cilantro Mint Chutney Recipe

Yield: 8 oz.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Cilantro mint chutney, also known as green chutney, is a classic Indian dip or dressing. With fresh herbs lending this dip so much flavor and gorgeous color, you’ll never want to buy premade versions again. It’s perfect for dipping samosas and adding a zingy pop to your favorite recipes!

Ingredients

  • fresh cilantro bunch 1
  • fresh mint bunch 1
  • garlic cloves 3-4
  • cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • lemon or lime juice 1 freshly squeezed
  • sugar 1 tbsp
  • green chillies 3-4 /adjust according to taste buds
  • ice cold tap water 1-2 Tbsp

Instructions

To start, place all the ingredients in a high speed blender. Next, blend the ingredients until just combined. Don’t over mix it! It can turn bitter!

When the ingredients are all blended, you can check the consistency of the chutney. If you like, you can add a small amount of ice cold water, about a 1 tablespoon at a time, reblend, and check the consistency again. You can repeat these steps until it suits your desires.

Notes

  • Use ice cold tap water to blend it. It will help retain the bright green color of the chutney.
  • Don’t over-mix the chutney. Only mix until it has come together. Mixing too much can cause a bitter, metallic flavor.
  • Freeze or refrigerate the chutney as soon as you make it if you don’t plan to use it all. This helps keep the chutney looking bright green.
  • Don’t skip the lemon or lime juice. This helps keep the chutney a nice bright green color.
  • Skip the green chilies if you want a little less heat.
  • You can use green chili paste if you prefer for a slightly smoother chutney.
  • Don’t skip the cilantro, this helps keep it from turning bitter when mixed.
  • If accidentally, the chutney becomes runny, add half a slice of bread to the blender to thicken it's consistency. 

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