A tasty, tangy and spicy Indian green chutney to add even more flavour to your Indian dishes, or spread in wraps and sandwiches.
Indian green chutney is a delicious mix of fresh ingredients blended together to create a wonderful depth of flavours.
It is spicy and tangy making it a perfect garnish for any dry meat recipe. It goes extremely well with chicken , kebabs, grilled lamb and this slow cook lamb.
You could also serve it with Indian snacks such as dhokla, samosas and pakoras, drizzled over chaat, in wraps and spread in sandwiches.
Green chutney also amps up the flavour when stirred into a curry in the last few minutes of cooking. Stir a couple of tablespoons into this chicken curry to add a zesty flavour before serving.
This recipe makes approximately one cup of Indian green chutney.
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How to make it
It really is very easy to make green chutney.
Wash and pat dry the herbs, then blend with the rest of the ingredients to a smooth paste – and you’re done!
You could either blend till smooth or leave it a little chunky for great texture.
- Select fresh herbs taking care the leaves are not wilting or beginning to yellow.
- We like to include the stems of the fresh herbs as they have great flavour.
- The oil is for emulsification, giving a creamy chutney and helps preserve the freshness.
- Feel free to adjust the amount of green chilli, lemon and salt to your taste.
Serving tip: Allow the chutney to sit at room temperature for approximately 20 minutes before serving to allow all the flavours to come together. This chutney is best eaten room temperature.
Prevent colour change
The chutney will initially look bright green but will slowly darken over time the longer it is exposed to air.
To prevent the chutney from turning very dark, pour a thin layer of oil over the top as this will prevent exposure to air and preserve the green colour.
Keep the chutney in a closed container in the fridge for 3-4 days, or freeze for up to a month.
Freeze in ice cube trays then transfer to a freezer bag once frozen. They will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw before using.
Note: fresh chutney is more flavoursome than frozen and is served the same day. Frozen chutney will have a milder taste when defrosted.
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Indian Green Chutney
- 30 grams fresh coriander leaves with stems 2 cups cilantro
- 60 grams fresh mint leaves with stems 1 cup
- ½ inch ginger
- 2 cloves garlic medium sized
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 3 small green chillies stems removed
- 8 peppercorns
- 2 tablespoons olive oil plus extra for storing – see notes
- 1½ tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 30 grams fresh coriander leaves with stems, 60 grams fresh mint leaves with stems, ½ inch ginger, 2 cloves garlic, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 3 small green chillies, 8 peppercorns, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1½ tablespoon lemon juice, ½ teaspoon saltRinse 30 grams fresh coriander leaves with stems and 60 grams fresh mint leaves with stems and pat dry.
- Place in a blender and add ½ inch ginger, 2 cloves garlic, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 3 small green chillies, 8 peppercorns, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1½ tablespoon lemon juice and ½ teaspoon salt. Blend till smooth and serve at room temperature.
The ingredients here on EOTF are set out in grams & milliliters and in US cups & spoons.
I would love this! It would be the perfect accompaniment to so many recipes.
Love it when a recipe is easy and pairs well with many different dishes. This one sounds amazing and would love to try it with lamb.
Love this chutney anytime! amazing recipe.
I can relish this with almost anything. Always yum
Delicious and easy chutney! Lovely share.
This is such an easy and tasty one..nice share.
This simple making chutney is a hero among all the chutnies.. superb share
Such an interesting one to grind with onions..we mostly make it with coconut or with dals..will try it sometime!..
You are absolutely right. There is no chaat or deep fried snacks without this accompaniment. Nice one.
Must needed chutney for any snacks ?
Love this chutney..and your preparation too
Such a simple and easy to make chutney.
Yum chutney this is and perfect color ?