Mint Chutney Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

Mint Chutney is deliciously spicy condiment prepared from fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger and garlic. The garlic and coriander leaves adds additional dimension to its flavor as well as helps bring down strong aroma of mint and making it more palatable. Savor the blissful taste of this Indian chutney by using it as condiment or dip with tempting food dishes like paneer tikka dry, khaman dhokla, samosa, kachori, sandwiches, etc.

Indian Mint Chutney

1/2 cup finely chopped mint leaves
1 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
2 garlic cloves (lasun)
2 green chillies, chopped
1/4 inch ginger piece
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Water


  1. step-1
    Take garlic, chilli, ginger, sugar and salt in a small chutney jar of grinder or food processor.
  2. step-2
    Grind them until medium coarse consistency.
  3. step-3
    Add coriander leaves, mint leaves, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon water.
  4. step-4
    Grind again until desired smooth or medium coarse consistency is achieved. Delicious mint chutney for sandwich is ready.
  5. l_step
    Serve it as condiment or store it in an airtight container in refrigerator to use it as and when required. You can store and use it for up to 3-4 days.
Tips and Variations:

  • Add 3 tablespoons water to make chutney for bhel puri or samosa chaat.
  • Add 2 teaspoon daliya (roasted chana dal) or groundnut in step-1 for a thick texture.
  • Add 2 tablespoons yogurt to prepare a mint dip for pakoda or sandwiches.
  • Add 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut in step-1 to make mint chutney for dosa.
  • Use mortar and pestle instead of grinder to get traditional, more appealing texture.
Taste: Spicy with nice invigorating aroma of fresh mint leaves.
Serving Ideas: Serve it as accompaniment for chaat, samosa or khaman dhokla. It can also be used as an ingredient in many Indian snacks preparations and enjoyed as spicy condiment in lunch or dinner.

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Mar 06, 2018 by Rana harshad haribhai
Very good.....its easy for everyone

Dec 03, 2017 by Carol D'Anvers
How long does this chutney keep?
I'm going to try it today and hope to have it for Christmas.

Response: Chutney stays good for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

Apr 04, 2017 by RATHNESH PAI
Awesome..Goes very Good with Cutlets too! Thank you.

Jun 08, 2016 by Shalini
Thank you. It was quick and tasty.

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Mar 14, 2016 by Ankita Bhatnagar
Awesome chutney. I made with aloo chat and pani puri.

Mar 06, 2016 by Simi goyal
Add a few drops of vinegar to this chutney and store in a glass container. It will add a fine flavour and keep it green as this chutney tends to turn blackish in color when stored.

Response: Thank you Simi for sharing the tip.

Feb 16, 2016 by S das
Excellent taste.
Made today. So easy and tasty.

Dec 31, 2015 by Sheetal
Made this chutney today with samosa. It was so tasty. Awesome recipe... Thanks so much.