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Mint ginger chutney

Tasty ginger flavoured mint chutney to pair with Idli dosa
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Side dish for Idli dosa, South Indian breakfast recipes
Servings: 3 people
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 2 cup mint leaves tightly packed
  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • 3 green chilis
  • 10 small onion
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 piece ginger
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
  • Salt as needed
  • 3 tsp oil+ 1 tsp for tempering
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal


  • In a pan add 3 tsp oil and add the chana dal and roughly chopped green chili.
  • Saute this till the dal turns golden brown colour.
  • Take it out from the pan.
  • In the pan add the onion and ginger.
  • I used small onion, you can use 1 big onion too.
  • Saute the onions and once it is half done, add the tomato.
  • Cook till it becomes mushy.
  • Add the mint leaves and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Take out and add 2 tbsp fresh coconut and salt.
  • Cool and grind into a fine paste.
  • Temper mustard seeds and urad dal in 1 tsp oil.
  • Add this to the chutney and mix well.
  • Serve with Idli, dosa, or upma.



1.You can skip the tempering and use this chutney as a spread on bread too.
2.Few cloves of garlic can be added along with onions.
3. Mint ginger chutney pairs well with chapati too.