Cilantro Mint Chutney Recipe

Cilantro Mint Chutney Recipe

Simple, FLAVORFUL Cilantro Mint Chutney- a delicious accompaniment to Indian food- Somosas, Frankies, Dosa, Kabobs, Rice or Naan. Can be made in 5 minutes flat! Vegan adaptable. See notes!!!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Sauce


  • ½ cup Yogurt, (see notes for vegan version).
  • 3 tbsp Fresh lemon juice.
  • 1 bunch Cilantro, tender stems ok.
  • 1 cup Mint leaves, packed ( 2 x .75 ounce packages).
  • 1 medium Jalapeno, sliced.
  • 2 tsp 2 teaspoons sliced ginger.
  • 1 Garlic clove.
  • ¼-½ tsp Kosher salt.
  • ½ tsp Sugar (or an alternative like honey, palm sugar, etc).
  • 1 tbsp optional: water, or just enough to get blender going – you may not need this.


  • Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Taste and adjust salt and lemon.
  • To make this thicker, feel free to add desiccated coconut or peanuts.


Author: Sylvia Fountaine
If you would like to make this vegan – either sub coconut or soy yogurt, or silken tofu. If using silken tofu, you might want to add 1 tablespoon olive oil and for sure, more salt and lemon.