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Pudina (Mint) Chutney

Pudina chutney is a popular Indian condiment made with fresh mint leaves, green chilies, coconut and salt. It is typically blended together into a smooth paste and served as a dip or accompaniment to various dishes like idlis, dosas, and pakodas. Pudina chutney is known for its refreshing and tangy flavor, and it adds a burst of freshness to any meal.

Pudina (Mint) Chutney

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: ChutneyCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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Discover the tangy and refreshing flavors of Pudina chutney, a popular Indian condiment made with fresh mint leaves, coconut, and spices. Perfect for adding a burst of freshness to your favorite dishes!


  • Mint leaves – 1 cup

  • Coconut gratings – 1/4 cup

  • Green Chillies – 4 Nos

  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 tablespoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 tablespoon

  • Tamarind – a small gooseberry size

  • Asafoetida – a small pea size

  • Salt – ¾ teaspoon or as per taste

  • Oil – 2 teaspoon


  • Start by heating oil in a kadai over medium heat. Add asafetida, dals (lentils), chillies, and tamarind to the hot oil, frying them until the dals turn golden brown and aromatic.
  • Just before you’re ready to take the kadai off the heat, add the mint leaves, reducing the stove to its lowest setting. Allow the mint leaves to fry gently in the mixture for a few seconds, ensuring they become fragrant without burning.
  • Next, incorporate the coconut into the kadai, stirring it with the other ingredients for a few more seconds until everything is lightly toasted and well combined.
  • Remove the kadai from the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Once cooled, transfer the contents to a grinder, add salt to taste, and grind everything into a thick paste.
  • Your flavorful paste is now ready to be used as a versatile accompaniment to a variety of dishes.

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