Mint Coriander Chutney or Green Chutney for Chaat is one of the basic chutneys or condiments served for chaats, sandwiches and as spreads. This chutney is simply called as green chutney or Hari chutney is a delicious dip for various Indian Dishes.
I have served this as a dip for Pakoras, Samosas, Stuffed Pooris, Stuffed Parathas, and different Indian Snacks as well. Today's version has fried gram as the thickening ingredient. In other versions, I use roasted peanut as well depending on what I serve
I serve this mint chutney for sandwiches, for chaat, for samosas, and just about anything. Serving this chutney with pooris and parathas takes the flatbread to a different level!
This Mint Coriander Chutney uses onions and tomatoes and can be served as a side dish for tiffin.
Other versions of Green Chutney you can make
Other Chaat Chutneys you can make:
- Sonth ki Chutney ~ Chutney for Chat
- Sandwich Cutlet Chips | Mixed Vegetable Paneer Cutlet with Sandwiches and Wafers
- Garlic Chutney | Lahsun ki Chutney for Chats
- Meetha Chutney | Sweet Dates and Tamarind Chutney | Khajur Imli Chutney for Chats
- Shengdaana Lehsun Chutney | Peanut Garlic Chutney for Vada Pav
- Green Chutney, Imli Chutney, Chilli Garlic Chutney ~ Chutneys for Chats
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Ingredients Used in making this Mint Chutney
This chutney uses more mint leaves as the flavour of mint enhances certain chaat dishes like Papdi Bada Chaat.
First of all, you can store this chutney for at least three to four days when refrigerated. Simply grind all ingredients except lemon juice. Finally, when you want to use the chutney, squeeze in lemon juice and use it as required.
Because this chutney is such a versatile chutney, I certainly have this stocked most times. Furthermore, as this chutney uses fresh herbs, it is so healthy as well.
Another way of using this chutney is as a mix for making easy and simple pulaos for kids' lunch boxes. I have also found that kids like variety in their box and this chutney pulao certainly makes it different.
Consequently, I have frozen this chutney and used it as cubes when needed. The chutney will probably turn a little pale.
How to make Mint Chutney for Chaat
Wash and let the herbs drain excess water.
Take all the ingredients except lemon juice in a blender and pulse to a smooth paste with water.
Add lemon juice to the paste and mix with enough water to make paste or chutney.
Green Chutney for Chaat, Sandwich | How to make Mint Chutney
Ingredients Needed for Mint Chutney
- 1 cup Mint Leaves / Pudina
- 1/2 cup Coriander Leaves
- 3 clove Garlic
- 3 inch Ginger
- 2 tbsp Fried Gram Dal / Chutney Pappu
- 3 no Green Chilli
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
- 1 tsp Chaat Masala
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- Salt to taste
- A Pinch Kala Namak
- A Pinch Asafoetida / Hing
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Wash and drain the herbs.
- Take the chopped leaves in a mixer and add the garlic, ginger, and green chilies.
- Pulse for a couple of times. Next add the fried gram, cumin powder, chaat masala, sugar, Kala namak, salt, and hing.
- Blend it again and add water as required to get a smooth paste.
- When the chutney is smooth, transfer to a bowl, squeeze in lemon juice, mix well.
- Serve this for chaats and sandwich spread and as a side for snacks.