Friday, November 29, 2013

Pudina Chutney Recipe - Mint Chutney(without coconut)

Pudina Chutney Recipe
Pudina Chutney(Mint Chutney) is a very flavourful chutney recipe made with mint leaves. Amma makes another version with coconut which I am planning to post soon.This mint chutney is a no coconut version with onion and tomato.I served it with roast dosa and idli podi.
Mint Chutney Recipe

Pudina Chutney Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Mint Leaves(Pudina) - 2 cups tightly packed
Big Onion - 1 small sized chopped finely
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind - 1/2 tsp
Tomato - 1 small sized chopped roughly
Urad Dal - 1 tbsp
Red Chillies - 2
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tsp

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a small sprig


  1. In a kadai heat oil - add urad dal and fry till golden brown then add red chillies and fry for a minute.Then add onion and saute till slightly browned.Then add tomato and turmeric powder.Saute till raw smell of tomato leaves.How to make paneer sandwich - Step1
  2. Then add mint leaves saute for a minute until it shrinks then add tamarind , give a quick mix and switch off.Cool down and transfer the ingredients to a mixer.
    How to make paneer sandwich - Step2
  3. Grind to a semi fine paste along with little water.Heat oil in a tempering pan  add miustard seeds adn curry leaves let it splutter.Transfer the tadka to the chutney.
    How to make paneer sandwich - Step3
Serve with hot idlis or crispy roast dosa.

My Notes:

  • Dont grind it too smooth, just grind it little coarse.
  • Adding tamarind gives a nice tangy taste which compliments well with mint flavour.
  • You can skip tomato if you wish to.

Mint Chutney

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Thanks for this tasty chutney with great flavor.

  2. hi
    Thanks for posting recipes with step-by-step pics, love you for that

  3. thanks a lot for posting recipes with step-by-step pics

  4. Even I like coarse textured chutney. Looks good

  5. Hmmm nice aroma, I can have it with medu vada

  6. Nice recipe sharmi.. Can we add lemon instead of tamarind? I mean to retain the mint color. Is it taste the same?

    1. Not sure Ranjani whether it will taste good as I havent tried it

  7. Bookmarking this to give a try. Chutney sounds and looks delicious. This version of mint chutney is very new to me.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Delicious chutney to pair with dosa. Lovely clicks

  9. very flavourful and inviting chutney !!

  10. I make this differently but followed the recipe to the 'T' n it was nice. Thnx 4 this recipe.

  11. Replies
    1. It just gives a slightly tangy taste....


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