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Monday, October 8, 2012

            I already have a mint chutney recipe in my blog. That recipe is with onion and tomato and little bit of coconut. With the fresh bunch of mint I bought I wanted to make coconut chutney with pudina for idli and dosa. So made last week for morning breakfast. Though I gave Vj with idli, I had with paniyarams made with idli dosa batter :) Even Vj loves this with kichidi, upma and adai too.


Mint chutney/ Pudina chutney recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast / side dish
Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 2 mins    Serves: 4


Mint leaves - 3/4 cup loosely packed

Coconut, fresh grated - 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup

Green chilli - 6

Fried gram dal/ pottukadalai - 1 tblsp

Tamarind - a generous pinch

Ginger (optional) - 1 small piece

Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Salt - 3/4 tsp

To temper

Oil - 1 tsp

Mustard - 3/4 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp


  1. Wash the mint leaves and let it retain some water. Heat a pan with oil, season with the items given under ‘To temper’ table. Transfer to a serving bowl and in the same pan, add the washed mint leaves and sauté the leaves in medium flame until it just shrinks in volume.1-mint-chutney
  2. Grind coconut, green chilli, fried gram dal, tamarind, ginger (if using) and salt with little water, lastly add mint leaves and turmeric.2-mint-chutney
  3. Grind until everything blends well and transfer to the serving bowl and mix well with the tempered items.
  4. 3-mint-chutney


  • I add mint leaves lastly because, I dont want to grind it smoothly. I want the leaves to be seen as tiny bits as you can see in my chutney. If you want it smooth you can grind everything together as well. (I added turmeric also lastly, but its because I forgot to add before ;))
  • Turmeric is for giving a nice cool green colour.
  • I add milk if my coconut is very dry while grinding.
  • Ginger adds a nice flavour and goes well with mint. So its your choice if you want to add or feel free to skip it.

Serve with Idli or dosa or like me you can have it with paniyarams too Love Struck

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  1. I love mint chutney and I make it quite often for idli/dosas..

  2. Love this recipe . Will surely give it try.


  3. Love the last picture-pudina chutney with paniyaram makes for a great dish!

  4. My hubby's favourite ..looks so good.

  5. Never tried chutney with mint ,as many times i run of fresh mint leaves.Super tempting clicks and simple chutney too. Varsha loves green color chutney. Will make for her one day

  6. Love this ever...

  7. My fav chutney but HD doesn't like it:)so i will make this occasionally...

  8. my family love to try different types of chutney with idly ,dosa ...this chutney looks awesome ...thanks for sharing ,i will surely try next time.
    Super Yummy Recipes

  9. love the pictures!!! espescially the ones with the appam!! perfect combo!!! And I love both versions of the chutney!!
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  10. Nice pics ! Chutney too looks good.

  11. Mint chutney with coconut is a nice one.Need to try.

  12. Hi Raks,

    I am prathiba from "The indian food court". Your mint chutney is really nice and the appam pictorial is also perfect. I love the combination. Do visit my blog .

  13. Flavourful and aromatic chutney.....anytime fav with idlis!

  14. Raks, Super chutney.. I love Mint.. goes well with any dish even chappathi

  15. Wow yummy chutney goes nice with the paniyaar.

  16. Can have two more idlies with this flavourful chutney.

  17. I too make this chutney often with idli & dosa!

  18. wooow....drooling here..Looks awesome n so tempting!!!

  19. Super yummmm!!!


  20. Can feel the aroma of this yummy chutney..

  21. The recepie is amazing and the photography takes the first prize! Kudos to the Photographer that adds value to your blog! All the best!

  22. Delicious chutney. Love your pics.

  23. Mint chutney is my fav n loved your version...platter looks very inviting!!

  24. Flavorful yummy chutney...Lovely presentation..

  25. Raks.. Tried this & it was simple yet very tasty.. :)

  26. my fav chutney for idly/dosa..really awesome taste when mint added to coconut

  27. You are a fine cook :) GOD bless your soul.


  28. We tried this mint chutney this morning & it was extremely good for dosa,searching for words to express the taste & we totally loved it with dosa.
    By this we tried two versions of ur mint chutney,both were sooooooo good.
    Your recipes are very tasty and we like to try more from ur webspace.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  29. I am not good at chutneys or any typical Indian Food. Today I have tried Mint Chutney with idly, too delicious. Anyway, I have substituted tamarind with 3/4 of tomato. Thank to my sister who has recommended me for Rak's Kitchen.

  30. I love mint chutney and this way of preparation adds on to it......

  31. thank you mam was delicious keep helping us this way

  32. Hi Raks , Tks for delicious chutneys. Can I check how long can leftover chutneys be kept in the fridge?

    1. if you grind today, only next day it can best keep good. That too, you have to handle properly.

    2. I tried this chutney today and it came out well. Thanks raks!!!

  33. Tried this chutney
    Whole family fell in love with it����

  34. I have made a small addition . I sauté one large onion with the chillies (3only ) , with ginger and tamarind ball , size of a goose berry , cumin seeds , asfoetida and do it till onion becomes translucent . Then put this after cooling in the nixie add grated coconut , pottukadalai as suggested in the original menu , one teaspoon of grated gud , and half a teaspoon of dry mango powder and grind well after adding required salt . There after add mint finally and just do it a bit course may be ten to fifteen seconds in the nixie . Take it out and season with mustard , Urad dal and curry leaves . That also tastes quite good


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