Mint chutney is so popular and common in India that it is made in almost all homes. It does great work of spicing up even a simplest of meal. It has health benefits as well, because mint (pudina) leaves are full of anti-oxidants and helps curing indigestion and stomach related ailments.
Pudina chutney is very easy to make and can be made in no time. All you need is taking all the ingredients and grinding them fine to make a smooth paste (chutney).
I remember, in my childhood days this mint chutney was made on sil- batta (grindstones). Actually, my grandma didn’t liked the taste of chutney made in blender and preferred pudina chutney made on sil-batta only.
Truly speaking, I completely agree with her because taste and texture of any chutney definitely enhance when made on sil-batta. It’s just that, our generation is not sturdy enough to perform such heavy-duty daily chores. We prefer doing workouts in gym instead of performing simple but calorie-burning day-to-day activities. 🙂
Coming back to mint chutney, I have come across many ladies missing the benefits of this herb by not even making it in blender. Do you know this green herb can work wonder for your skin too?
Mint leaves have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which cleanses and keeps skin less oily. This means clean and acne-free glowing skin.
Additionally, its anti-bacterial quality helps in fighting oral infections too. So, beat bad-breath by including pudina chutney in your meals.
In summers, you will always find this chutney in my refrigerator. It becomes handy to have a dollop of chutney with snacks or meals. You can enjoy this spicy and tangy chutney with hot samosa or healthy moong-dal tikkis etc.
I also like the combo of green mint chutney and red spicy garlic chutney on hot plate of steamed vegetable momos.
So, here is the recipe for mint chutney – or should I say Pudina Punch 🙂
- Mint leaves: 1 bunch
- Coriander leaves: ½ cup
- Green chilies: 5-6
- Raw mango pieces: ½ cup
- Ginger: ½ inch
- Cumin seed: 1tsp
- Black Salt: 1tsp
- Salt: 1tsp
- Take mint and coriander leaves, green chili, ginger, cumin seed and raw mango pieces and grind to make fine paste. In case raw mango is not available you can add lemon juice. Adjust the sourness according to your taste.
- Add salt and mix well.
- If you have to store it for a week or 10 days, then transfer the chutney in an air-tight jar.
You will have to admit that pudina chutney adds life to any food preparation. So, enjoy the healthy benefits of this chutney and add a punch to your life :-). Also, don’t forget to try cool mint drink to beat the heat in a healthy way.