Mint Chutney


  • 1 cup Mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 1 tsp bengal gram dal
  • 1 tsp black gram dal
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seed
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or tamarind paste

For seasoning

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • A pinch of asafoetida


  • Wash the mint leaves, drain and keep aside
  • Dry roast the bengal gram, black gram and cumin. Add the mint and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Place the above ingredients in a blender along with green chillies, ginger, and coconut and grind well
  • Add lemon juice or tamarind paste and grind some more.
  • To season, pour a tsp of oil in a pan.
  • When hot, add mustard, and when it splutters, add red chillies and asafoetida. Pour this on the ground chutney. Stir and serve.

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