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Podina Chatni

Podina chatni (Indian mint chutney)

(Indian mint chutney)

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Serve this refreshing mint chutney as a condiment for of curries, rice dishes, breads, scrambled eggs, pakora and other appetizers. This chutney is sometimes spelled pudina chatni.

Makes about 1 cup


  • Fresh mint, stems removed and roughly chopped -- 3 bunches
  • Chile peppers, seeded and chopped -- 1 to 3
  • Scallions, chopped -- 3
  • Gingerroot, minced -- 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice -- 2 or 3 tablespoons
  • Water -- 2 or 3 tablespoons
  • Sugar -- 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Salt -- to taste


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until fairly smooth but still with a little texture. Adjust seasoning and serve.

Mint Chutney Variations

  • The ingredients can alternatively be ground with a mortar and pestle until smooth.
  • Use 1/2 mint and 1/2 cilantro if you like.


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