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cilantro mint chutney in a mason jar
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Cilantro Mint Chutney

Spicy, tangy with a hint of sweetness, this super EASY green chutney recipe uses only a handful of ingredients, and includes few variations too!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Chutney, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 14
Calories: 35kcal


  • 2 cups cilantro (packed) leaves & stems, rinsed, pat dried and rough chopped
  • 1 cup mint leaves discard stems
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut frozen or dry
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 4 to 8 small green chiles or 1 to 2 jalapeños
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons kosher salt add as per taste
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons sugar add as per taste
  • ½ cup water


  • Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend until you get a smooth consistency. Add extra 1 to 2 tablespoons of water if needed. Taste and add more salt if needed. Makes about 2 cups of green chutney.
  • The chutney stays good in the refrigerator for up to a week. But I recommend freezing any leftovers after a day in smaller portions in silicone ice cube trays.



  • Use cilantro stems as well as leaves
  • For bright green color, add only the mint leaves and discard the stems
  • If your blender is not powerful it may take longer for the chutney to process. This can cause the mint to over-process and turn the chutney bitter or also discolor. To avoid this, you can first grind the chutney without the mint leaves. Then add in the mint leaves and blend again until they are just incorporated through.


  1. Coconut adds creaminess as well as texture. To make cilantro mint chutney without coconut, simply skip the coconut and reduce the water by half
  2. You can substitute coconut with roasted peanuts to make cilantro peanut chutney
  3. Adding yogurt instead of coconut also gives a smooth creamy texture to the green chutney
  4. Skip sugar or stir in sweetener of your choice
  5. Don't have cumin seeds? Substitute with ground cumin


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 712mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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