Green chutney is very easy and quick made with fresh coriander/ cilantro and mint leaves. It can be added to many chaat snacks, used as a spread for sandwich, enjoyed with samosas, cutlet etc. To make the chutney spicier, you can increase the quantity of green chilies.
I just loved this green chutney with the flavors of mint and coriander as well as the tang from lemon juice. The lemon juice helps to preserve the chutney and also enhances the green color in anything that you add. I have also used bengal gram which helps to bind altogether and leave the chutney thick.
This green chutney stays good in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Prep time : 15 minutes
Total time : 15 minutes
Servings : 4
Category : Condiment
Cuisine : Indian
1 Cup fresh coriander leaves/ Cilantro
1/2 Cup fresh mint leaves
3 Garlic cloves
1 Inch ginger piece
2 Green chilies
1 Tablespoon roasted bengal gram
1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Salt to taste
- Wash coriander / cilantro and mint leaves nicely under running water. Drain and keep it aside.
- Combine coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chilies, garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, roasted bengal gram and salt in a small blender jar. Blend it well.
- Add a tablespoon of lemon juice and blend again.
- Add 2 tsps. water, mix and blend again to a smooth chutney.
- Enjoy this versatile chutney with chaats, samosas etc.
- This chutney can be stored in refrigerator for 2-3 days.