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Green Chutney for Sandwich (Mint and Cilantro)

Cilantro and Mint Chutney is a most common chutney used in various cuisines. The method varies but mint and cilantro being the base for the chutney. It is so simple to make this chutney. If you have it handy in your refrigerator it saves a lot of time when you are in a hurry to whip up a tasty meal. I use it for my grilled cheese sandwich and as a condiment to fried food like samosa, pakora, bajji, for chaat and even for idli/dosa. It is one of the must have things in my refrigerator now. Try this delicious, simple and versatile chutney at home and make your life easy.


  • Mint leaves- 1 cup (leaves only)
  • Cilantro or Coriander leaves – 1 cup
  • Green chilies – 4
  • Grated ginger – 1 tsp
  • Garlic pods – 4
  • Grated coconut – 3 tbsp
  • Whole seedless tamarind – small pebble size
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

  1. Wash mint leaves and cilantro. Remove the thick stems and use only the top portion of cilantro.
  2. Add green chilies, chopped garlic and ginger to the mixer grinder and pulse it for 3 to 4 times until it becomes a coarse mixture.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and grind it to a smooth paste adding a little water.
  4. Green chutney is ready.

It can be used:

as a spread for bread.

as a condiment for samosa, bajji, pakora or chaat food, idli or dosa.

as a condiment for any fried or grilled food.

in grilled cheese sandwich, etc.



  1. Your green chutney recipe was very useful. I am a 11 year old girl and i was ashamed to know that i didnt know how to make this. My frnds used 2 tease me 4 dis!!! well ur site was soo helpful dat i now make this much better dan dem!
    I really REALLY found dis helpful!!!!

  2. Thanks Nida. I am so glad that my recipe helped u.thanks for leaving your comments here.

  3. This is our favourite chutney recipe. Today I showed my husband how to do it, he’s even cleaningup.

  4. That’s awesome. Thanks Maria.

  5. I really love ur recipes
    I made it and my mom in law and my husband were very happy to have it with chaat
    Thank you and a tight hug

  6. Wow, nice chutney recipe, im using it for my post workout sandwiches. Thanks