Mint Chutney-Pudina Chutney-Side dish for dosa/Idly

 Mint Chutney-Pudina Chutney-Side dish for dosa/Idly

 Mint chutney is another favorite side dish for Idly and dosa and sometime for Bajji too. It is a very flavorful and delicious chutney. It goes well with Pongal, Dal rice,  khichdi, Upma, samosa, Bajii etc. It can be used as a spread for sandwich There are so many variations in mint chutney.  Today let us learn how to prepare Mint Chutney by following this easy basic Mint chutney recipe.

  •  Prep Time: 10 mins
  •  Cook Time: 10 mins
  •  Serves: 2 – 4

Ingredients needed

  • Mint Leaves – 1 cup tightly packed
  • Green chilli – 2 – 4 or as needed
  • Garlic – 4 pods
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Tamarind – little
  • Ginger – 2 inch piece
  • Channa dal – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Salt needed

For the seasoning

  • Cooking Oil -1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal -1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves

Preparation :

  1. Remove stalks and take the mint leaves alone.
  2. Wash the mint leaves 2 to 3 times well. Drain the water well and keep it aside



  • Heat oil in a pan, add channa dal, urad dal.
  • Once it turns little brown, add ginger and garlic; Fry well
  • Add washed Mint leaves, green chilli and tamarind
  • Saute for few more seconds
  • Add coconut; mix well and switch off the flame immediately
  • Once it cools down, Grind everything with needed salt, and very less water.
  • Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when mustard splutters, add urad dal, curry leaves, when dal turns golden brown, pour the seasoning over the chutney.

Enjoy the flavorful chutney.


  1. Adjust the green chillies as you need
  2. You can also saute few small onions with it for different flavor
  3. Season with gingelly oil
  4. Few coriander leaves can also be added along with the mint leaves.

Thank you. Have a wonderful day.


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