Mint Chutney || Pudina Chutney

How to prepare Mint Chutney/Pudina Chutney/pudina pacchadi

Mint is the name for over a dozen plant species and most popular ingredient in several foods and salads.

There are number of cuisines in India which are prepared with mint, this super green leaves are soft to touch and crunchy to taste.

Mint chutney or pudina chutney or pudina pacchadi is from my favorite chutney recipes. I would always love to blend different varieties of chutneys by using coconut mint leaves and combination of  peanuts chickpeas (putani) and with lentils.

Mint chutney recipe which i am sharing in this post is prepared with coconut and tomato is super soft aromatic and good to taste, you can accomplish this super delicious mint chutney with plain rice flavored rice or with plain dosa and idly.

I usually avoid using tamarind in my chutney preparations to make it healthy choice , I substitute tamarind with tomatoes lime extract raw mango powder or with raw mangoes in summers.

My mother  who prepares tasty chutneys using tamarind usually asks me how would your chutneys taste without tamarind, I reply her forget about tamarind maa, just try making kind of chutney recipes and share your experience…

Do try my chutney recipes and make sure to share your experiences and feedbacks in the comment section.

Thank you.

  • » Cuisine – South Indian
  • » Recipe – Chutney
  • » Type – Breakfast/Lunch
  • » Author – Nagajyothi
  • » Preparation time – 10 minutes
  • » Makes – 5 servings.

Ingredients require to prepare mint chutney.

  1. Mint leaves – 2 cups
  2. Grated coconut – 1 cups
  3. Chopped tomato – 1
  4. Chopped Green chili – 3
  5. Coriander seeds – 1 Tsp
  6. Sesame seeds – 1 Tsp
  7. Garlic pods – 8
  8. Curry leaves – 10 to 12
  9. Turmeric powder – 1 Tsp

For the Tempering 

  1. Oil – 1 Tsp
  2. Mustard seeds – 1 Tsp
  3. Cumin Seeds – 1Tsp
  4. Fennel seeds – 1Tsp
  5. Curry leaves – 1 tsp
  6.  Coriander leaves – handful
  7. Garlic pods – 5 to 6
  8. Dry red chilis – 2 no’s

Video Recipe of Mint Chutney/ Pudina Chutney

Step by Step Pudina Chutney/Mint Chutney Recipe

Step 1)

Take a flat non stick pan or kadai, heat  1Tbsp oil, add 1 Tsp of cumin seeds 1 Tsp of coriander seeds ,3 green chilis cut into two halves, curry leaves and 8 garlic pods into the pan sauté and roast them in a low flame until garlic becomes light brown in colour. 

Step 2)

Now add 1 chopped tomato into the pan, sauté and cook until tomatoes becomes soft.

Step 3)

Then add 2 cups of fresh mint/pudina leaves, mix in with tomatoes, cook for  a minute or until mint leaves becomes soft as shown in the picture. 

Step 4)

Now add 1 cup of freshly grated coconut , mix in with cooked tomatoes and coconut, cook for few seconds.

Step 5)

Next add 1/2 Tsp of turmeric powder into the pudina coconut mixture, sauté for few more seconds, switch off the flame and keep the pan aside to cool the mixture completely.

Step 6)

Now transfer  mint/pudina mix into chutney jar or blender. 

Step 7)

Add 1 Tsp of salt or add as per your requirement into the chutney jar.

Step 8)

Now grind or blend pudina/mint chutney in  grinder, you can add water if required or according to your required consistency, transfer into a serving bowl.

Step 9)

For the tempering, heat 1 Tsp of oil in the same pan/kadai, add 1 Tsp of mustard seeds 1 Tsp of cumin seeds saute and splutter for few seconds, add 6 garlic pods, roast and cook, then add add curry leaves and handful of coriander leaves, 1 dry red chilli into the pan. 

Step 10)

Now roast and cook tempering until garlic becomes light brown in colour as shown in the picture.

Step 11)

Then add prepared tempering/tadka into the mint chutney bowl, mix in or top it,s erve with your dosa /idly/flavoured rice.


  • Fresh mint leaves/pudina gives extra freshness and taste to the chutney.
  • You can use chopped coconut instead of grated coconut.
  • You can substitute green chili with dry red chilis.
  • You can prepare mint chutney by adding roasted peanuts or roasted chickpeas or with urad dal (uddin bele)
  • You can substitute tomato with tamarind or tamarind pulp.


  • Mint leaves are rich in nutrient helps to improve irritable bowel syndrome and digestive tract disorder.
  • Mint is good source of vitamin A C and B complex and calcium.
  • A great source of antioxidants.
  • Mint leaves are  low in calories.
  • helps in weight loss skin care and beats stress and depression.
  • Mint leaves extract is a good source of carotene that promotes hair growth and prevents hair fall and prevents off dandruff.

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