Monday 16 September 2013

Mint Chutney / Pudina Chutney / Side Dish for Idli / Dosa

This spicy and aromatic chutney is very easy to make  and perfect accompaniment for idli, dosa varieties. One of my favourite chutney too..


Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Tamarind -  Small piece
Red chillies - 5
Mint leaves - 2 handful
Grated Coconut – ½ cup
Asafoetida (perungayam) – a pinch
Urad dhal – 1 tsp
Channa dhal – 2  tsp
Salt - as required

For Seasoning:
Oil – as required
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig


Heat oil in a pan; add urad dhal and channa dhal.

When the colour changes to golden brown, start adding red chillies, onion and tamarind one after another. Saute for few seconds.

After that add tomatoes and salt. Cook until tomatoes become soft. At last add mint leaves and mix.

Remove pan from the stove and allow it to cool. 

Take a blender or mixie add tomato mixture and coconut  along with water(Adjust the water quantity according to the desired consistency); grind it into a fine paste. 

Transfer the chutney into a serving bowl.

Take another pan, add oil and temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves; pour it over the chutney.

Give it a mix and serve.


If you don’t want to add coconut, you may skip that step! 


  1. Very yummy chutney and with mint it takes this chutney on the top:)

  2. We have never used coconut in mint chutney ! It sounds so yummy !

  3. very healthy bowl of chutney, I also make the same way dear, but add geen chutney will try adding red chillies next time...

  4. flavourful chutney!well goes with dosei...

  5. I also make almost the same way... awesome with dosas and idlis

  6. wow very very delicious chutney looks super yummy and a very flavorful one !!

  7. yummy chutney...I used to add 1 or 2 garlic to make it more flavorful...nice side dish for idly and dosa

  8. Chutney is so yum, amma makes it the same way :)

  9. Can have two more idlies with this aromatic chutney..

  10. Thank you friends for the lovely comments.

  11. Nothing can beat the flavor of fresh mint,looks so vibrant n lovely

  12. Yummy chutney.. best side dish for dosa.

  13. I too make similarly.. we love it :)

  14. Thanks poornima for visiting my page... am a regular visitor to ur blog ... ur recipes are great


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