Mint Chutney (Pudina Chutney)


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Mint Chutney or Pudina Chutney is one of the famous food and prepared everywhere in India. The main purpose to make any chutney is to include medically beneficial plants or herbs or vegetables or fruits in our meal. Indian chutneys are famous for their strong flavor all over the World.

This chutney is made up of fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves, curry leaves, garlic, ginger, green chillies. There are different ways of preparing mint chutney (Pudina Chutney). I am using roasted chana dal to thicken the chutney. Coriander leaves, garlic and ginger is used to bring down the strong aroma of mint. Mint is the main ingredient of this chutney. Other ingredients can be added as per taste and choice. This chutney can goes well with Indian snacks like samosa, kachori, sandwiches, dhokla, etc...

Let's have a look at the recipe of Mint Chutney...

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Quantity: 2 Cups

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Taste: Chilly Spicy

If you like this chutney then you can also like Amba Dal Chutney and Raw Mango Chutney.

Ingredients

Wet Masala

  • Coriander Leaves (कोथिंबीर) 
  • Garlic (लह्सुन )
  • Ginger (अद्रक) 
  • Curry Leaves (कढीपत्ता) 
  • Green Chilies (हिरवी मिरची / हरी मिरची)
  • Mint Leaves(पुदीना) 
  • Lemon (लिंबू )

Dry Masala

  • Cumin Seed (जीरे)
  • Roasted Chana Dal(भाजलेली चणा डाळ)
  • Salt (मीठ)
  • Sugar (साखर)
  • Water
ingredients

How to prepare Mint Chutney (Pudina Chutney)?

step 1

Take a mixer pot

step 2

Add 1 cup mint leaves (washed it before using)

step 3

Put ½ cup coriander leaves

step 4

Add 9-10 curry leaves

step 5

Add 7-6 green chillies

step 6

Put 2-3 garlic cloves

step 7

Add Small ginger piece

step 8

Then add 1 teaspoon cumin seed

step 9

Add ¼ cup roasted chana dal

step 10

Put 1 teaspoon salt

step 11

Grind it.

step 12

Add ½ cup water and grind it again.

step 13

Check for consistency.

step 14

If you want more liquid chutney, add more water.

step 15

Add 1 teaspoon of sugar.

step 16

Squeeze ½ lemon and mix it.

step 17

Ready to serve.

Special Note

  • Quantity of green chillies depends upon spiciness you want
  • You can replace lemon with curd
  • Use only mint leaves. Stem of pudina leaves may give bitterness to the chutney.
  • Use fresh mint leaves to have good aroma of chutney
  • Grind all mixture finely.
  • Lemon juice increase the life of chutney
  • Don't add too much water in the beginning of the chutney. Add in the small portions. Adding too much water may reduce the taste and flavor of the chutney.
Pudina chutney

How to Serve Mint Chutney (Pudina Chutney)?

  • This chutney can be served with Indian snacks like Pakora/Samosa/Kachori/Vada
  • It can serve with tandoor snacks
  • It can be used as sandwich spread and also serve as side dip with sandwiches
  • This chutney can be served with south Indian Cuisine like Dosa/Uttapam/Idli/Medu-Vada
  • We can complement it with our regular meal
  • It can tastes good with Paratha/Thalipeeth
  • It can be served with Pulao/Biryani
  • This chutney is famous with chat like Bhel/Pani-Puri
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How to preserve Mint Chutney (Pudina Chutney)?

This is wet chutney. So, we can store it in a tight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. When stored at room temperature it will get spoilt.

Benefits of Mint Chutney (Pudina Chutney)

The main ingredient of this chutney is mint. Mint is very useful in indigestion. Lets see the benefits of Mint or Pudina…

Health benefits of Mint Leaves

  • Mint leaves are good for stomach disorder mainly indigestion
  • Mint leaves helps to improve brain function
  • It prevents bad breath. Mint-flavoured chewing gum is famous to overcome bad breath
Moreover, This chutney is a mixture of healthy ingredients. So, these ingredients combined with mint leaves are more healthy. 
  • This chutney is good for indigestion
  • As well as its aroma, enhances our desire to eat
You can also check "8 Health Benefits of Mint".

Disadvantages of Mint Leaves

Anything consumed in more quantity is always bad for health. Similarly, if consumed more, mint leaves have adverse effects on health. Some of them are...
  • Oils contained in mint leaves can be hazardous for small babies
  • Large amount of mint leaves are bad for pregnant woman
  • Those who are having gallbladder disorder, mint leaves should be consumed in less quantity.

Different recipes of Mint Leaves

Mint leaves can be used in many recipes. Papermint is famous among youngsters for its fresh breath effects. Some recipes where mint leaves can be used are...
  • Mint leaves can used in tea
  • Mint leaves can be spread on salads.
  • Mint/Pudina rice
  • Mint dip for marination of vegetables or non-veg

My experience with Mint Chutney

We are foody people. When we tasted mint chutney(Pudina Chutney) at a restaurant with starters. We loved it very much. It inspires me to try this recipe at home. Initially I was not sure about its recipe. But, when I made it at home. It was a treat to our taste buds. Everyone at home enjoyed it a lot. We like the aroma of mint chutney very much. Now, I always prepare this chutney whenever I see fresh mint in the market. As well as, when guests are coming at home, it can accessorize the meal plate. My kids love this chutney so much that they even eat chapati with it.

FAQ

Is Mint Chutney (Pudina Chutney) good for health?

Is it good to eat mint leaves everyday?

Does mint leaves help in weight loss?

What are the side effects of mint leaves?

Can I freeze mint leaves?

Can diabetic person eat mint chutney (Pudina Chutney)?

Conclusion


As written above, mint chutney is easy, quick and time efficient. It is super delicious. Try it, Taste It and Share it. I am sure people will ask for its recipe.


Happy Cooking…

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