Recipe: green chutney, India's favourite condiment

Quick and easy recipe for green chutney

1y ago

Green chutney, or 'hara chutney' is India's version of ketchup. It is served as a dip with almost every snack that there is. This spicy, tangy dip is loved by one and all; it's eaten with kebabs, sandwiches, street-side snacks like samosas, pakoras and poppadoms, and in chaat as well.

It is also an extremely versatile sauce. We use it as a dipping sauce; if mixed with plain yoghurt it can be used as raita, and it makes an excellent marinade for a green chicken or fish tikka. It also is used as a spreading sauce inside rolls.

Green chutney

Fresh Indian green chutney recipe



  • 3 bunches coriander
  • 12 green chillies (amount can be increased or reduced as required. We like it spicy)
  • 8 curry leaves (optional)
  • 1 inch piece ginger (approximately)
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp chaat masala
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 slices bread


  1. Blend all the ingredients with minimal water in a blender till a thick paste is formed.
  2. Store in a bottle and refrigerate.

Recipe Notes

Do not add mint leaves. If you do, they chutney will spoil and turn black faster. Some people like to add garlic too.

Recipe by

The Mrs

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My fave way of having chutney – with a Bombay sandwich

My fave way of having chutney – with a Bombay sandwich

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Comments (16)

  • That sounds great! *adding to list*

      1 year ago
  • Sounds good will have to try that. Is that toasted sandwiches at the bottom?

      1 year ago
  • The Bombay sandwich looks epic!

      1 year ago
    • Oh, that one is from Jay Sandwich in Mumbai. He is the best I mean absolute best one you can ever have. He even has won all foodie awards for best sandwich guy. Jay Sandwich is like my temple. When in Mumbai I eat it daily.

        1 year ago
  • Sorry about the delay but here is the recipe as you requested. Let me know what you have it with.

      1 year ago
    • Yaaaaay! It's heeerrrrreee! I've literally been waiting MONTHS. Worth it. Gonna make some this weekend if I can get hold of enough coriander.

        1 year ago
    • Thanks Shivaum! (and Mrs Shivaum!)

        1 year ago
  • That. Sounds. Delicious.

      1 year ago