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I have always thought that it’s much harder to get the vegetables and lentils to taste good compared to the meats.  You can  rub a piece of chicken with lime and salt  and throw it on the grill. It will taste good and can be a meal in itself. Whereas with the vegetables,  especially in India where vegetables and lentils are the main dishes in most homes,  cooking vegetables  is an elaborate process. It involves dozens of steps with numerous spices and herbs to turn raw vegetables like okra, eggplant, bitter gourd,  pumpkin into delicious food. The dishes are further complemented by addition of pickles, chutneys, raita, salad and drinks like lassi which results in a multilayered cuisine with complex flavours.

Chutneys and pickles  are important to Indian cuisine. While some chutneys like mango chutney last over a longer period, most of the chutneys like mint and coriander chutney are made fresh to go with the meals.

This recipe for making pudina (mint) chutney  is made fresh just before serving the meal.  It is easy to make and delicious with number of dishes especially lentils.  I hope you will give it a try!

Course Chutney, Condiments
Cuisine Indian, Punjabi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories/Serving 21kcal

Ingredients

  • 100 gram mint leaves pudina
  • Handul fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/4 inch fresh ginger peeled
  • 1 green chillies
  • 2-3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1.5 tsp pomegranate powder or 2 tsp tamarind (imli) chutney
  • Salt according to taste

Instructions

  • Wash the coriander and mint leaves in plenty of water to make sure that there is no dirt.
  • Mix all the ingredients and grind in a blender to a paste. Make sure not to grind it too fine and leave it a little coarse.
  • It's served best fresh with daals and sabhis but you can keep it in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Notes

This pudina chutney is different from the mint chutney served with the paneer tikka and chicken tikka. This chutney is served with chapatis, rice, vegetable dishes (sabji) and lentils (daals).
Try to find the variety of mint with small leaves also called  "desi pudina".  The chutney made with desi pudina is sweet in taste.
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Recipe for Making Pudina Chutney
Freshly Made Pudina Chutney

6 Replies to “Pudina Chutney”


  1. Thanks for sharing! The tip about using desi pudina was great! and it really helped with the taste!!!!!

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