Mint chutney also known as Green chutney or pudina chutney is a delicious, refreshing and easy to make Indian dip. Also perfect for using as a sandwich spread.
If I have to pick one kitchen aroma that makes me homesick to the greatest extent, it has to be the awesomely delicious and fresh aroma of today’s recipe- Mint Chutney.
Mint chutney also known as Green chutney or Pudina chutney is a simple dip from India but is so flavorful that it becomes the highlight of a meal.
Made with mint and coriander leaves, green chilies, garlic, ginger, and a few spices, this dip is a must serve with almost every Indian snack and main course too.
It’s also used as a spread in the Indian sandwiches which is the secret of their delightful strong flavors.
Though everyone has almost the same recipe of mint chutney, there are simple tips & tricks which makes it different from other kitchens.
I will also share a trick from my mother’s kitchen to make this chutney yummier.
My mother is a great cook and even the simplest of dishes cooked by her taste awesome. I know we all love the food cooked by our mothers but even my friends, colleagues and relatives love the food cooked by her.
My sister and I often wonder why we fail to create flavors similar to the flavors of our mum made food even after following the exact recipe.
Adult children’s staying with their parents is very normal in India. We Indians love living with our parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins in one house. So before marriage, I was also staying with my parents and my mother used to pack office lunch for me every single day.My colleagues used to love it and I remember when I was planning of shifting to my husband’s place after marriage, my colleagues used to worry that they will miss the opportunity to eat the food cooked by my mum.
Today I will share my mum’s trick of making her Mint Chutney even better than the normal one.
The best thing is that she loves sharing her tips and tricks with everyone and doesn’t believe in keeping recipe secrets.
Her trick of making Mint chutney more delicious is that she slightly roasts the garlic and ginger before adding them to the chutney. It takes just a minute to do it but if it’s still too troublesome for you, please feel free to add them without roasting.
The other thing which she does is adding a little amount of sugar to the chutney as it balances the tangy flavor.
So next time you feel the need to enhance the flavor of your plain meal, quickly make a Mint Chutney and enjoy your meal!
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How to make Mint Chutney?
- 2 cups coriander leaves roughly chopped
- 1 cup mint leaves roughly chopped
- 2-3 green chilies roughly chopped
- 4-5 garlic cloves
- 1/2 inch ginger piece
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
- 1.5 tbsp lime juice adjust as per taste
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- Salt as per taste
- 2 tbsp water adjust the quantity to get the required consistency
- Slightly roast the ginger and garlic over direct flame.
- Put all the ingredients in a grinder and make a smooth paste.
- Check and adjust the seasoning.
- Serve this tangy, minty dip with your favorite snacks or just use it as a sandwich spread!