Cilantro Mint Chutney (Indian Green Sauce)

Cilantro Mint Chutney (Dhaniya Pudina Chutney) also known as the Indian Green Sauce that you get at all the Indian restaurants with an array of snacks and appetizers. No-Cook, Vibrant, and Herby Indian Condiment! 

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About Cilantro Mint Chutney

Vegan Cilantro Mint Chutney (Mint Coriander Chutney), also known as Indian Green Chutney or Hari Chutney. It can be used as a versatile dip, spread, marinade, or dressing to add a burst of flavor to your favorite dishes. 

Made with just a handful of ingredients such as Cilantro, also known as coriander or Dhaniya in India, and mint, known as Pudina, ginger, green chili, and other aromatic spices. 

This fuss-free, no-cook recipe makes whipping up this zesty Indian green sauce a breeze!

Another great thing about this Mint Cilantro Chutney Recipe is that it is vegan, oil-free, and gluten-free

This Indian Style Cilantro Mint Chutney is the perfect accompaniment to take any dish from ordinary to extraordinary! It will definitely leave you coming back for more! 

Why You Will Love this

  • A no-cook recipe
  • Visual pop to your plate
  • Simple ingredients, minimal efforts
  • Burst of flavors and freshness
  • Easily customizable & scalable
  • Can be prepared ahead of time
  • Crowd-pleasing sauce

Ingredients for Cilantro Mint Chutney

Cilantro – Fresh cilantro leaves (coriander leaves) are one of the star ingredients of this chutney. Be sure to include the tender stems of the cilantro leaves as well. You can also try substituting them with fresh flat-leaf parsley.

Mint – Using fresh mint leaves is a must in this recipe for that unique cooling flavor. You can make this chutney with just mint leaves alone.

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Green Chili – I used 2 dark green, spicy green chilies. You can also use jalapeno or Serrano chilies. Feel free to adjust the spiciness according to your preference.

Ginger – to add a hint of punchy flavor.

Lemon/Lime juice or Tamarind pulp – to add some tanginess to the fresh zesty chutney.

Roasted Cumin powder – It is a must-have ingredient. You can either use cumin powder or cumin seeds.

Salt and Sugar – to balance the flavors of the chutney, you can try using black salt or rock salt in the recipe for enhanced flavor.

How to Make Cilantro Mint Chutney

Step 1 – Prepare the Ingredients

To begin, thoroughly wash the cilantro and mint leaves. Remove and discard any hard stems from the mint leaves. However, use the stems of the cilantro. Roughly chop the cilantro leaves and set them aside.

Wash, peel the ginger, and roughly chop. Remove the stems from the green chilies.

Step 2 – Blend the Chutney

In a blender jar, transfer the washed cilantro and mint. Also, add the roughly chopped ginger, green chilies, roasted cumin powder, salt, sugar, lime juice (or tamarind pulp), and water (or ice cubes), as needed.

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Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth consistency. If the mixture is too thick, you can add more water as needed to reach your desired consistency.

Taste the chutney and adjust the seasoning if necessary. You can add more salt, sugar, or lime juice if you like.

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How to Store Green Sauce

Homemade cilantro mint chutney will stay fresh for up to 4 days when stored in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator.

If making it in bulk, freeze it in an ice tray or small containers. Before using, defrost it one at a time.

This way you can enjoy this Green Chutney whenever you like!

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Variations for Indian Green Chutney

Grated Coconut – will not only make the chutney thick but it will also add a bit of creaminess. This variation will go well as a spread for a sandwich or burger.

Yogurt – You can substitute yogurt for grated coconut, adding texture and creaminess to the chutney. This variant of the green chutney recipe is commonly served alongside appetizers and snacks in restaurants, as it pairs well with a variety of dishes. Follow the recipe as given below, then mix it with yogurt.

Roasted Peanuts or Roasted Gram Dal – You can add ¼ cup of peanuts or gram dal to the chutney, it will make it thicker and creamier.

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Recipe Tips

  • For an extra layer of flavor, you can try adding a handful of parsley leaves.
  • Use cold water or ice cubes while grinding the chutney, it will keep it vibrant green for longer.
  • You can substitute sugar with any other sweetener of your choice.
  • Skip the cilantro leaves and instead, double the quantity of fresh mint to make mint chutney.
  • Use only the mint leaves and discard the stems to retain the vibrant green color. Also, don’t grind the chutney for a long time.
  • If the chutney has become thin, add 2 tablespoons of grated coconut, roasted peanuts, or roasted gram dal. You can also mix it with yogurt and then serve.


1. What is that green sauce at Indian restaurants called?

The green sauce commonly found at Indian restaurants is typically referred to as ‘Hari chutney’ (Green chutney) or ‘Pudina chutney’ (Mint Chutney). This recipe is for the same Indian Green Sauce, which you can also mix with some yogurt before serving.

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Cilantro Mint Chutney Recipe

Cilantro Mint Chutney also known as the Indian Green Sauce that you get at all the Indian restaurants with an array of snacks and appetizers. A No-cook, Vibrant, and Herby Indian Condiment! 
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Accompaniment, Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Blender


  • 2 cups  Cilantro leaves / Coriander leaves roughly chopped, (Dhaniya)
  • 1 cup Mint leaves
  • 2 nos Green Chilies
  • 1 inch Ginger roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp Lime / Lemon juice (or tamarind pulp)
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required


  • Start by thoroughly washing the cilantro and mint leaves. Remove any hard stems and discard them.
    2 cups  Cilantro leaves / Coriander leaves, 1 cup Mint leaves
  • Roughly chop the cilantro leaves and set them aside. Also, remove the stems from the mint leaves.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine the cilantro leaves, mint leaves, green chili, roughly chopped ginger, roasted cumin powder, salt, sugar, lime juice (or tamarind pulp), and water.
    2 nos Green Chilies, 1 inch Ginger, 1 tsp Roasted cumin powder, 1 tbsp Lime / Lemon juice, 1/4 tsp Sugar, Salt, Water
  • Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth consistency.
  • Taste the chutney and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Enjoy your homemade cilantro mint chutney with your favorite snacks, or appetizers.


  1. If you don’t have lime juice, you can substitute it with tamarind pulp.
  2. Adjust the quantity of green chilies according to your spice preference.
Keyword Chutney Recipe, Cilantro Mint Chutney Recipe, Green Chutney, Indian Green Chutney, Indian Green Sauce, Mint Coriander Chutney, Pudina Chutney

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