Mint Chutney Recipe

Published on September 1st 2022 by Jennifer Dodd.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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The term Chutney, translates to a flavorful sauce or relish that contains components of sweet, sour, and usually an element of spice. Chutney can be made from a variety of ingredients using fresh herbs, fruit and combinations of vegetables. Either slowly cooked or blended fresh, chutney can be added to almost every dish you can imagine, even desserts or ice-cream go well with a spoonful of chutney. 

A refreshing chutney that is commonly used is Mint Chutney. Fresh mint, cilantro, ginger, garlic, shallots, lime juice and chilies are simply blended together with a touch of yogurt to produce this simple chutney. Mint chutney is used to help cool your palate down while enjoying spicy dishes Biryani, used as a dipping sauce for samosas or scooped up with naan or roti. Using only a handful of ingredients and a blender you can make this fresh chutney in under 10 minutes. 

What is mint chutney made of?

Mint chutney is made using fresh mint, cilantro, ginger, garlic, shallots, lime juice, yogurt, salt, pepper and chilies. 

How do you keep mint chutney green?

The key to a vibrant and green mint chutney is to keep the ingredients cold and not to over blend the chutney. Blenders tend to heat up the longer they're being used, only blend enough to get a smooth mint chutney then place it directly in a covered container in the fridge. As time passes the chutney will evenly oxidize and become darker or even a brown color.  

How long does mint chutney last in the fridge?

Mint chutney will last up to 3 days covered in the fridge. 

Is mint chutney healthy?

Yes, made of all natural, fresh ingredients, mint chutney is very healthy. 

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
8 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
8 mins
1 person


  • 1 cup Fresh Mint Leaves

  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, chopped (stems are ok to use for mint chutney) 

  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger, chopped 

  • 1 clove Garlic, chopped 

  • 1 Lime, juiced 

  • 1/2 Jalapeño, seeds removed and chopped 

  • 1/4 cup Full Fat Yogurt 

  • 1/2 Shallot, chopped 

  • 1/4 cup Cold Water 

  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt 

  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Peppercorns, ground


Add all the ingredients to a blender, blend until you have smooth chutney

Ingredients for mint chutney in a blender

Add to a sealed container and enjoy this refreshing, mint chutney.

Overview of mint chutney in a jar
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