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Pudina Chutney (Indian Mint Chutney)

Pudina chutney is a flavorful yogurt-based Indian mint sauce. Make this mint chutney recipe to serve with dosa, idli, or as a healthy dip.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 47kcal
Author: Kevin


  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 ½ cups mint leaves
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves or flat leaf parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoon ginger paste (See Note 1)
  • 2 serrano chiles (See Note 2)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ lemon (2 tablespoon juice)


  • Toast the cumin seeds in a dry frying pan over medium heat until fragrant. Add to the food processor.
  • Add the mint, cilantro, garlic, ginger, chiles, salt, yogurt and lemon juice to the cumin and process until smooth.
  • Thin with water to desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and or lemon juice.


  1. For fresh, use 1-inch piece, peeled.
  2. Substitute 1 Birds Eye chile for more heat. Remove stems and cut in half.


Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1055IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg