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August 1, 2013

Mint Chutney For Idli - Pudina Chutney With Coconut - Hotel Style

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Mint chutney recipe

I make this mint chutney recipe (Pudina chutney in Tamil) for breakfast. Its a very tasty side dish for idli dosa. I have already posted a mint chutney with tomato and this one is with coconut. Sendhil and Raksha love this chutney a lot. It tastes more like hotel chutney. As this is a two step recipe, I have not posted step by step pictures. For step by step pictures, please refer my Green chutney recipe using coriander leaves if interested.

Mint chutney

Mint chutney recipe

Mint chutney recipe Delicious mint chutney recipe for idli, dosa
Cuisine: Indian Category: Side dish Yields: Serves 2
Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cook Time: 5 Minutes Total Time: 10 Minutes

1 cup - 240ml
To saute & grind
  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
  • Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Mint leaves – 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies – 3 – 4 nos ( add 5 for spicy taste)
  • Tamarind – A small piece
  • Fried gram dal – 1 tsp
  • Small onion – 2 nos (optional)
  • Garlic cloves – 2 nos
  • Turmeric powder – A big pinch
  • Salt & water – as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp

  • In a kadai heat oil, saute the green chillies, mint leaves, turmeric powder, small onion, garlic cloves, tamarind and fried gram dal. Lastly add the grated coconut , saute for a minute & switch off the flame. Grind everything together adding the required salt & water.
  • Temper & add them to the chutney bowl. Mix and serve !

Enjoy with idli,dosa !

  • For variations, you can try without sautéing coconut.
  • Addition of turmeric powder& sautéing mint leaves gives a nice green color to the chutney. Please don’t skip it.
  • You can grind everything raw and temper the chutney. 

Serve with idli,dosa topped with gingely oil !!
Mint chutney for idli

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Sona said...

delicious flavorful chutney. nice green color.

great-secret-of-life said...

looks yumm.. Very tempting

Priya Anandakumar said...

Delicious and flavorful chutney, I love the color, you got it perfect and yum yum...

Menaga Sathia said...

simply super n lovely colour too..

Mahi said...

Colorful chutney!

divya said...

looks soooo fabulous n tempting chutney..

Shobha Kamath said...

Nice green chutney.

Priya Suresh said...

Love this chutney especially with dosas.

விஜி செந்தில் said...

Hi, its a hit in our home today... Thanx for such a easy and tasty recipe...!

Chitra said...

Happy to know that Thank you so much for the feedback🙂