Coriander Mint Chutney Recipe
Coriander-mint chutney is a simple yet delicious accompaniment that most Indian snacks can't do without. This tangy and flavorful green sauce made from cilantro and mint comes together in less than 10 minutes!
or 1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste
chopped cilantro/ coriander/dhania leaves
or 1 tablespoon grated ginger
Indian or Thai green chilies
or as needed
If using fresh tamarind, soak in 1/2 cup hot water for 10 minutes. Run it through a sieve to filter the juice out.
Add all the ingredients in a blender including the tamarind juice (see note)and grind until smooth.
Serve it immediately or refrigerate it for later use.
If using fresh tamarind, take chunks of tamarind from the package about a 2-inch piece. If the tamarind is soft and scoopable, use one tablespoon.
It is hard to predict how tangy the tamarind juice will be, so always add 1/2 of the tamarind juice first, do a taste test and add the remaining.
If you are using juice from tamarind soaked in 1/2 cup of water, you don't need additional water to grind the chutney.
You can also substitute fresh tamarind with 1/2 teaspoon
or 1/2 a tablespoon of lime juice. Also, jaggery can be substituted for sugar.
Avoid using the thicker stalks of cilantro as well as the mint leaves, they make the chutney bitter.
The quantity of mint can vary, depending on how much you like it - it could be 5-6 leaves or go all the way to a cup of mint leaves.
Storing green chutney
For best results, cover it in an air-tight container to preserve the bright green color. Use immediately or refrigerate.
The chutney preserves well for 3-4 days in the refrigerator but will darken.
To freeze chutneys
Transfer them into an ice-cube tray and place it in the freezer.
Once they have frozen, remove the individual cubes from the ice cube tray and place them in a zip loc.
Before use, remove the quantity you need and thaw them in a refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for a couple of hours.
Troubleshooting chutney issues
Add grated coconut to thicken it up and then adjust the seasonings.
If the chutney is
, add some jaggery or sugar.
If the green chilies have ended up making your chutney
, counter it with jaggery/sugar.
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