Mint Chutney/Pudina Chutney with Coconut

Today's recipe is a flavorful mint chutney with coconut.I have shared a version of no coconut version here.
Though I make this chutney often,never had a chance to click it for the blog.Last week I had lots of home grown fresh mint and made this chutney.This chutney is a perfect accompaniment for idly,dosa,rava dosa and paniyaram.This recipe I noted down from my mom when I came to U.S after marriage.Off to the recipe...............

                 Mint chutney/Pudina Chutney

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 10 minutes
   Serves ~ 4(generously)


Mint leaves/pudina
1 cup(tightly packed)
Coriander leaves/kothamalli
( finely chopped)
2-5 stems(optional)
Green chilly/pachamilagai
5-6 tbs
Roasted gram dhal/pottukadalai
1 tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
 a pinch
a small gooseberry size
1 tsp or to taste
2 -3 tsp

 For Tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu
1/2 tsp
Urad dhal/u;utham paruppu
1/2 tsp
a pinch
Curry leaves/karivepillai
few leaves
  • Heat around a tsp of oil in a pan,to this add the green chilly,mint and coriander leaves,saute it till the leaves change its color.Put off the flame,let it cool down. After cooling,take the green chillies,coconut,cashews ,salt and tamarind in a blender jar. Grind it to a coarse paste with water as needed.
  • Now add the mint leaves and grind it well.Transfer the ground paste to a bowl.Heat the rest of the oil in a small pan and do the tempering with the given ingredients and add it to the ground chutney.
  •  Serve it  with idly or dosa,paniyaram

  • The amount green chilly given here is for a bit spicier version.It can be altered according to personal preference. .
  • This chutney stays good for 2 days if it is stored in the refrigerator.


This recipe is off  to Cook Book Challenge for August,Week#2.


what a great version of this classic chutney with coconut

I prepare mint chutney similarly, Nalini but I don't add cashews and pottu kadalai. It will be perfect with idly and dosa. Beautiful pictures dear. Couldn't take my eyes off! :)

Cute props SN and my fav chutney super ah errukku

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