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Oct 15, 2011

Mint Chutney for Idli or Dosa

If you love the smell and flavour of mint then this chutney is for you...It has a slight sweet flavour comes through as you have this chutney...This chutney is perfect with hot idlis. I hope you love this chutney...Check out the step by step recipe with pictures..


Mint Leaves-2 cups
Onion-1 chopped
Garlic-1 fat clove
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Tamarind-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar / Jaggery -1 tsp
Oil-1 tblspn


Heat oil in a kadai and add in cumin seeds..Let it crackle..

Now add in garlic and onions and mix well.

Add mint leaves and allow it to wilt..

Add tamarind,salt and sugar and mix well.

Let it cool down..Grind it in a blender till smooth.

Serve with idli or dosa..

Take all your ingrediants( add sugar in this list)
Chop up your onion and garlic

wash your mint leaves..

heat oil in a pan

add in cumin seeds

throw in onions and garlic

saute for 1 min

add in mint leaves

cook untill it is wilted

add in salt,sugar and tamarind

mix well

take this in a blender

and make it into a fine paste



  1. sounds new to me...
    I used to prepare this chutney with coconut...
    will soon give a try :)

  2. Perfect and delicious chutney.. looks simply awesome.. nice clicks too :)
    Indian Cuisine

  3. Chutney looks awesome,I want it now for dinner with idlies!

  4. Hummm une saveur un peu orientale...
    Gros bisous

  5. sounds good but u didnt add chilly in it ..

  6. hi aarthi.. I did this chutney few days before but i could not be able to grind smootly coz of the stem. So i could not be able to eat that chutney. From this experiment, i came to a conclusion that i should remove the stem from the leaves.. What about u ? Pls suggest ..

  7. sitalekshmi..If you have a good blender you can even make a fine paste of the stalks too..BUt you can use the leaves alone for getting smooth paste..

  8. Aarthi for tis chutney should we add chilly ..

  9. @sumsuhi didn't use chillies, u can add if u need


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