Mint Chutney

October 22, 2014    BY Natural Gourmet Institute

Chutney is a popular South Asian condiment which may be prepared with a variety of rich flavors. In India, mint chutneys like this one are often called hari chutney (green chutney) due to their dazzling color. This versatile treat can serve as a marinade, a dip for snacks, or a tasty accompaniment to wraps or fried and grilled entrees.


  • Yield: 1½ cups
  • 2 ounces mint leaves
  • 2 ounces cilantro leaves
  • 1 Indian green chili, stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped
  • 2-inch piece of ginger, juiced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup plain, whole-milk yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • 1 lime, juiced, or more to taste
  • Chaat masala, to taste


  1. Combine mint, cilantro, chili, and ginger juice in a blender and blend until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. Mixture should be liquidy, not too thick. Add water, if necessary, to blend easily, but only enough to assist blending. Transfer contents to a bowl.
  2. Fold in yogurt, salt, agave, lime juice, and chaat masala.

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