Sunday, October 7, 2018

Mint Coriander Chutney


Mint Coriander Chutney is a tangy and exciting combination of mint, coriander, raw mango along with a kick of green chilli.


Mint Coriander Chutney is a tangy and exciting combination of mint, coriander, raw mango along with a kick of green chilli. It's a very straightforward recipe. All you need is few simple, easily available ingredients and you are ready to go.

Since my garden is overflowing with fresh herbs, I decided to make mint coriander chutney. This chutney is full of garden fresh flavor and can be made in less than 10 minutes.

Everyone in my family loves eating chutneys so we make this at least once a week. They are perfect accompaniment to any meals. I always have it my refrigerator as it’s just so versatile. It pairs well with Indian appetisers like fritters, medu vada, dahi vada, salads, chips, chaats and taste great when spread on sandwich and wraps. My personal favorite is to eat chutney with paneer-tikka.

I love to add raw mango in my chutney with rest of the ingredients to get the tangy flavour as it compliments the chutney beautifully. When raw mangoes are not in season, lime juice or dried mango powder can be used as substitutes.

Add less water if you are making chutney in a large quantity and refrigerate in an airtight container. But it's also not advisable to store the dip for longer than few days as the mint and coriander will oxidise rapidly and turn dark, so it's always better to consume it fresh.


Mint Coriander Chutney are the perfect accompaniment to any meals. I always have it my refrigerator as it’s just so versatile.


The chutney taste extremely delicious when prepared with few right spices and ingredients. The flavor of the chutney can be adjusted according to your preference but I would recommend you to try with the given quantities first.


Mint Coriander Chutney

Serves: 6-8 People
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Author: The Food Root


Ingredients


2 cup mint leaves
11/2 cup coriander leaves
1 raw mango, grated or 2 tablespoons lime juice
2-3 green chillies, seeds removed, chopped
1/4 cup water, add more if required
1/4 tablespoon cumin powder, roasted
1/2 tablespoon salt or as per taste
1/4 tablespoon pepper or as per taste

Method


1. Pluck the mint leaves and coriander leaves from stem and clean it under running water using a colander or strainer.

2. Drain off the water in a colander. Let the leaves sit until they are completely dry, for about 5-6 minutes.

3. Roughly chop the leaves and the tender stems as you have to blend everything eventually.

4. Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend them until the mixture has smooth consistency.

5. Pour the chutney into a serving bowl.

6. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

Notes


1. You can refrigerate and use the mint and coriander chutney for 3 days but it's always better to consume it fresh.

2. Choose leaves that are bright, without the signs of browning.

3. You can also use the tender stems of the leaves as they all taste the same.

4. If you want your chutney to be tangy, add grated raw mango and grind with rest of the ingredients.

5. When raw mangoes are not in season, lime juice or dried mango powder can be used as substitutes.


20 comments:

  1. I just tried out your recipe (with lime instead of mango) I absolutely love it. Perfect on rice cakes for a light snack at the office!

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    1. Thanks for trying the recipe :) Oh yes, you can totally use lime instead of raw mango, it depends on your taste buds and also the availability.

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  2. I've never had a chutney before, but our mint plants are overwhelming the garden and I need a few new recipes to use the mint leaves on. We will have to try this, it sounds like something my husband would enjoy!

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  3. Patricia ChamberlalinOctober 7, 2018 at 8:46 AM

    I have never tried a chutney before, but I think I would like it. I will be adding it to my list of things to try soon.

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  4. This looks delicious. I bet it would be perfect with onion bhaji. Will have to try it!

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  5. I think it's time to make my first chutney. I like the mint and coriander combination, sounds fresh and healthy!

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  6. I love anything with mango & mint, so i bet this would be delicious!! Yumm!!

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  7. This sounds delicious! I haven't made any Indian food in awhile, and this is a good reminder of that fact - and of how much my family loves it - so will have to try this chutney the next time I make some samosas or something!

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    1. Thank you so much Flossie! I’m sure your family will love this. :)

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  8. This is one of our favorites when we go to our local Indian restaurant. As a vegan we have to be careful though as some restaurants put milk in it! Much prefer your recipe!

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  9. Being an Indian, I can understand how important chutney is. This is a wonderful recipe. I used to make only coriander chutney but adding mint will give it a different flavor. Will definitely try it out. Thanks.

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  10. I definetly need to try your recipe I love mango and mint. What does this go on chicken or can it be used as a spread ?

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  11. This chutney sunds delicious and so refreshing! I will definitely give it a try :)

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  12. Sounds like this would come with quite a kick. I do like a good sauce and this sounds like it has some delicious and flavorful heat to go with it. I'd love to try this out.

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    1. Absolutely, it’s a very refreshing and delicious! Let me know when you try this recipe!

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  13. Hhhhmmmmm...looks gooodddddd! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Wow . I love chutney ... and i want to test your Mint Coriander Chutney. Great post. Thanks for sharing

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  15. This looks really tasty. Great recipe, thanks.

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  16. I am saving this! I love this condiment! Thanks!

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  17. Wow thank you so much for this recipe..My mint in my garden is everywhere, this looks like a good way to use it and what a nice gift!!

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