Green Chutney: A Simple Yet Quintessential Condiment in Indian Cuisine

A common sauce in Indian cooking, green chutney, sometimes referred to as mint or cilantro chutney, is crucial for enhancing the flavors of numerous foods. This condiment delivers a blast of freshness and flavor to any dish despite its straightforward ingredients of herbs, spices, and lime juice. Its adaptability and robust flavor make it an essential component of Indian culinary tradition, whether it’s used as a dipping sauce for samosas or as a garnish for chaat foods. This chutney is a must-have addition to any traditional Indian dinner because of its ideal tangy-spicy balance, making it a straightforward yet vital condiment.

crunchy samosa over a ceramic plate
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Green chutney offers a lovely balance to the hot and sour flavors of common street dishes like chaat, samosas, and pav bhaji. For everybody who enjoys street food and wants to enhance the flavors of their favorite dishes, the traditional condiment is a need.

Not all flavors, but healthy too!

In addition to giving Indian food spice and freshness, green chutney has a number of health advantages. The chutney’s ingredients, such green chile and ginger, can help calm meals that are too spicy by bringing down their intensity. It’s a terrific accompaniment to heavy Indian meals because the inclusion of herbs like mint and cilantro can help with digestion. Additionally calming to the digestive system, the mixture of herbs, spices, and lime juice aids in breaking down dense foods and lessens bloating. In this way, green chutney enhances the flavor of Indian food while also improving the general digestive health of those who eat it.

Bringing a touch of family tradition to your kitchen, try this family recipe of green chutney passed down for generations:


  • 3 x bunches of coriander
  • 1 x bunch of herb orchard / mint
  • 1/4 – white onion
  • 2 x – cloves of garlic
  • 1 x – small spoon of cumin powder
  • Lemon to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 40ml water if it is not mixing well


Beat everything with mixer.

And the result has to look like what you see above – a delicious, low-calorie sauce.

Green Chutney of Cilantro and Mint
Homemade Green Chutney

In conclusion, green chutney is a common seasoning in Indian cooking that adds a strong, vibrant taste to any dish. Serve it with simple cheeses or tapas to change things up or try it with typical Indian street food. Don’t be hesitant to try new things and discover new ways to enjoy this adaptable condiment. Please write a review if you attempt this dish and let us know what you think.

Kunal Sajnani
Kunal Sajnani
Hi! I am Kunal, the author of this blog. I am a computer nerd by training, and a self-taught photographer, web designer, and cook. Don't let the day come when you regret not having explored or tried new things. With that motto, I blog as I discover. Follow me on the adventure!

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