Healthy & Delicious Green Indian Chutney (Dip)

Introduction: Healthy & Delicious Green Indian Chutney (Dip)

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I am here with another recipe from Indian cuisine. Also know has Hari (Green) Chutney.
According to Wikipedia
"Chutney is a family of condiments mainly associated with South
Asian cuisine that usually contain some mixture of spice, vegetable, and/or fruit. There are many varieties of chutney.

This green chutney is my mom's very own recipe but I can not ignore that fact that green chutney is very popular across India, so there might be similarities to other recipes. It is so popular that many packed food companies have started to sell it but nothing compares the fresh and original taste.

So... why would you want to try this dip or chutney (I will refer it more as chutney)? Many reasons, some of them are

  1. It is super delicious.
  2. It is natural in all aspects, no chemicals, fats or other harmful stuff.
  3. Super easy to make.
  4. Can be stored for longer duration.
  5. Can be a dip for virtually any food, barbequed food, bread, rice to name a few.
  6. The ingredients have loads of health benefits.
Tempted?? Off course you are, I see that twinkle in your eyes ;-)

Let's see what you got in your refrigerator :)

Step 1: Super Ingredients

Some foods are known for their simple ingredients combined together to make something amazingly delicious, this green chutney is one of them and all that you require to make it is as follows:

  1. Few bunches of Cilantro or Coriander. About 200 grams.
  2. 2-3 small green chillies.
  3. 20-25 small cloves of garlic, if you have bigger cloves you would need much less.
  4. About 1.5" of ginger root.
  5. 2 tomatoes of size similar to egg.
  6. Salt to taste.
  7. Black pepper (Optional, unless you want it hot).
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil
  9. Red Paprika (Optional, unless you want it hot)
  10. Lemon juice (Optional)

Ginger and Garlic makes this Chutney especially suitable for winters, because they helps in protecting our immune system, protects from cold, helps in digestion of food and too many other benefits to list.

Kitchen tools:

  1. Cutting board.
  2. Knife
  3. A deep frying pan
  4. Food processor or mixer grinder.

Step 2: Chop Chop

Grab your kitchen board and knife and chop cilantro , ginger, chillies and tomatoes (keep them separate). You don't have to chop them fine, just cut them to pieces.

Step 3: Strir Fry

Why do I need to stir fry some ingredients? Indeed a very good question.
Here is the answer
You don't necessarily have to but you may still want to for these reasons:

  1. Raw Garlic and Ginger may not taste pleasant to many people as it may leave a guilt in your mouth, and may even make it smell bad.Stir frying these ingredients will help to avoid this.
  2. It will also improve the shelf life of the chutney and retains its taste after days.
  3. It just add to deliciousness and flavor:)
Now turn on your stove, place the frying pan and heat 1 1/2 tsp oil.
  1. Once the oil is heated.
  2. Stir fry ginger, chilies and garlic (Image 1)
  3. Stir fry until you begin to see hints of golden brown (Image 2).
  4. Now add chopped tomatoes (Image 3)
  5. Cover the top and simmer (Image 4), stir occasionally.
  6. Once the tomatoes begin to leave their skin (Image 5), turn off the stove and let it cool for few minutes

Just the final step to go. Plug in your mixer-grinder or food processor.

Step 4: Grind and Grind

Now Transfer the contents of the pan into grinder jar (suitable for wet grinding) Image 1
  1. Add salt to your taste (I would recommend slightly more that you usually eat).
  2. Optionally Add black pepper , red paprika , few drops of lemon juice. (Image 2). I did not add lemon juice in mine.
  3. Add chopped cilantro (Image 3)
  4. Grind to fine paste (Image 4)
If the mixture gets stuck and you are not able to grind, add little water. Also if you want a sauce like consistency add more water.

Your healthy green chutney is ready :).

Step 5: Serve

Transfer the chutney to a glass jar if you want to keep it in refrigerator. Serve with any food it just tastes so good.

Thank you so much for your time to read this ible, I hope to bring more ibles from Indian Cuisine.

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6 years ago

This little simple recipe cures a lot of health problems. Equal amount of Mint leaves, ginger, Anardana in mortar and pestle crush very finely, store in refrigerator. Everyday take one 1 teaspoon 3 times a day for a good for health.



6 years ago on Introduction

Made it last week and the family LOVED it. Thanks! I'm making it again now.

I really enjoyed a very spicy, chunky salsa type side dish at an Indian restaurant which is now closed. I don't know what it was called. It even had bits of a shell in it. Very good. I wish I knew what it is. Anyway, I love this chutney recipe. It's better than most of the restaurant chutney I've had! Thanks!

Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

I am so glad that you have enjoyed it. Thank you so much for your kind words. I wish I knew about this chutney you are looking for, but I will try to find:)


Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

I think the proprietor called it a pickle relish. I'm not good with accents and his Indian accent was very thick. I've not seen it anywhere since that restaurant closed. Maybe it was his own special recipe. I can't even find any Google Images that look similar. The shell in relish was hard on the outside and kind of fuzzy on the inside, maybe 1/2 inch to one inch in diameter if it where whole. Gosh, I wish I knew what it was!
BTW, my second attempt at your chutney was not as good as my first. I think I may have over cooked the first three ingredients. Still yummy though!

Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

I think the proprietor served you with Mixed Pickle (known as mix Achar in India) and those shells might be mango seed shell. If it looks any close to this image.


8 years ago on Introduction

Is this corriender chutney.Goes well with Biryani.

Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

Yes it is :). It tastes awesome with Biryani. But I heard they add a bit yogurt to it ? is that true?. Thank you :).

Looks delicious! also popular in Bangladesh, my mom makes a similar one except for she adds a bit of molasses :)

Tarun Upadhyaya
Tarun Upadhyaya

Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

Wow..sounds like it adds a little sweetness :), must tastes great. Thank you.


8 years ago

I like this chutney with uttapam and kebabs..!!it looks so tempting.. ;)