puthina chutney

Mint chutney recipe, How to make mint chutney

Mint chutney prepared with your homegrown mint is bliss. I rarely make mint chutney at home as i am not a big fan of it. My interest towards making it came since we harvested our first homegrown mint. So i made this recipe given to me by my MIL and it tasted really yummy. So lets get to that quickly.

mint chutney
Mint from my patio

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  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Mint fistful
  • Coconut – 1 tbsp
  • Channa dal – 1 tbsp
  • Red chili – 2 nos
  • Tamarind tiny piece
  • Oil – 1 tsp

For seasoning

  • Mustard seed – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Hing a pinch
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves a spring

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mint chutney

  1. Heat oil in a pan; add channa dal and red chilli to it.When the dal turns golden brown add chopped onion and tamarind to it and saute till onions turn brown.
  2. Now add mint to it and saute till they shrink in size and aromatic then add tomatoes and salt to it. Saute till the tomatoes become soft. After the raw smell of the tomatoes go put off the flame and let it cool down.mint chutney
  3. Now in the same pan add oil and saute the coconut until it gets slightly brown. Now in a blender blend everything together.
  4. Heat a small pan with oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and hing. When dal turns golden brown switch off the flame and add it to the chutney.
  5. Serve it as side accompany for dosa, adai, rotta or dish of your favourite.


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