Mint chutney usually known as Green chutney or hari chutney is one of the most flavorful Indian condiment which can be prepared in just few minutes. It is a blend of mint, coriander, yogurt, garlic, onion, lemon juice, chilies and salt. Mint chutney can be serve with kebabs, fritters, on a toast or as a dip.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Makes: 2 cups
2 cups mint leaves
1 cup coriander leaves (Cilantro) with stems
2 green chilies, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 medium onion or 2 shallots, roughly chopped
1 lemon juiced, approx. 3 tablespoons
2 tablespoon yogurt
Salt to taste
Wash the herbs in a colander in cold water thoroughly to remove all the grit.
Add all the ingredients in a blender. Blend on medium speed until the mixture has a smooth consistency.
Add little water if required, one tablespoon at a time. The chutney should not be runny but should be of medium consistency.
Pour the mixture into a bowl, and serve with grilled meats or as a dip or as a condiment alongside any Indian meal.
Do not discard the coriander stems as they are packed with flavor. They can always be used in making chutney or dressings.