A bit of sour, a hint of garlic, and refreshing herbs make this cilantro mint chutney the perfectly easy, refreshing sauce for brightening up just about anything.
Chutney is a spicy condiment that is made with fruits or vegetables along with vinegar, spices and sugar. Indian cuisine is known for its ability to achieve a balance between hot, cold, sweet, and spicy flavors. Chutneys are a great way of adding in that balance.
How To Enjoy This Simple Sauce
Cilantro Mint Chutney is a simple sauce typically enjoyed with rice or curries. This particular variation shouldn't be any different. However, because you can control the spice level in this chutney recipe, it can be enjoyed more broadly and with other dishes that benefit from the sense of sour rather than spice.
How To Prepare Cilantro Mint Chutney
Preparing the chutney is simple. In fact, you'll only need a handful of ingredients. With this in mind, gather your ingredients first:
- Mint leaves
- Kosher salt
- Vegetable oil
I like to get all of my ingredients ready before I start. To do this means that I wash and dry my herbs, peel my garlic and ginger, juice my limes, and chop my chiles. Now I'm ready to go!
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What to Eat with Cilantro Mint Chutney
I love to pair this with the Tamarind Date Chutney to bring brightness to any food. This recipe goes well with Down and Dirty Masala Smashed Potatoes and even things like Crispy Tofu. I encourage you to explore using this recipe in place of your typical salsas and sauces.
Cilantro Mint Chutney
- 1 bunch cilantro washed and chopped
- 2 bunches mint washed and leaves picked off stem
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 serrano or jalapeño chile stem removed
- 2 tablespoon ginger minced
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 limes juiced
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender as you go to help push down ingredients that build up.
- When finished, the chutney will be a bright green and fresh.
- Store chilled until ready to use.