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Mint (Pudhina) Chutney


I love to make dishes with mint leaves because it always gives such an mouthwatering  flavor to the dishes.  And Mint has such awesome qualities like it could be used as a refreshing and a cleansing facial wash.

In South India, we call this recipe as “Pudhina Thoghayal”. It goes great with a lot of dishes like Dosa, Idlies, or even with rice and sambhar, rice and vathakuzhambu, etc.


  • Mint Leaves : 1 bunch (separate the leaves from stem)
  • Coriander Leaves : 1/2 bunch
  • Vegetable Oil : 1 tbsp
  • Red Chilies : 6-7 (According to your spice level)
  • Grated Coconut : 3 tbsp
  • Urad dal : 1tbsp
  • Asafoetida : 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger : 1tbsp
  • Tamarind Juice: 1/2 cup

Method Of Preparation:

  1. Heat oil in a pan add Urad dal and asafoetida, fry them till urad dal turns light brown.
  2. Now add Ginger and Red chilies fry them for few mins.
  3. And add Mint leaves sauté it for 2-3 mins. When it starts to shrink add the coriander leaves and shredded coconut.
  4. Let it simmer in the heat for few mins.
  5. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  6. Grind the mixture by adding tamarind extract till it becomes a smooth paste.
  7. Add salt to taste.
  8. Now Mint chutney is ready to serve.



  1. Your chutney is so smooth and creamy good!

    • Thanks for dropping your comment cynthia.

      • really nice dish…thanks for uploading this information.

  2. A small suggestion – if you can add couple of shallots and half tomato while sauting and add them with items to grind. That will be awasome!

    • That is a nice tip mani. sure i’ll try it next time. Thanks for your comment.

  3. yum…
    by d way kissin tooo lst(it all depends on who does it;) )
    i juss tried ur muttun curry..looks yummy, lets c how it tastes..

  4. hi shriya…thnx for visitng n commentg in my blog…hpe 2 c u agn…u hv a lovely space with awesome recipes with varieties…this chutney recipe is nice one with urad dal n red chillis, unique n nice recipe… i hv added u in my followers list so that i can track all ur forth coming yummy recipe

  5. wow this pudina chutney is so good.
    i love to have an assortments of chutnies in the fridge at all times