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pudina chutney recipe | mint chutney for idli dosa | pudina pachadi

A very popular chutney dish all across south india mainly in andhra telangana region made using mint leaves and some fresh herbs.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Chutneys
Cuisine: South Indian/Andhra
Servings: 3
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 6-7 green chillies
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 3 dried red chillies
  • 2 bunches - mint leaves/pudina
  • 1 bunch coriander leaves/kothmir/hara dhaniya
  • 2 medium size tomatoes finely chopped
  • 5-6 small pieces of tamarind/imli
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt - to taste

For the tadka:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal/split black gram
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal/bengal gram
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 5-6 curry leaves


  • Firstly, in a wok, add oil and heat it.
  • Into it, add cumin seeds, add green chillies, saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add garlic cloves and saute.
  • Add dried red chillies and saute for few seconds.
  • Add mint leaves, coriander leaves, mix well until all the leaves come together.
  • Cook them for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, mix well and cook until tomatoes turn soft.
  • Add turmeric powder, mix and saute well for few seconds.
  • Cook the chutney mixture for few minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Cool it down.
  • In a blending jar, add the chutney mixture.
  • Add salt as per taste.
  • Blend the chutney mixture into a paste.

Give tadka to the chutney:

  • In a sauce pan, add oil and heat it.
  • Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and let it crackle.
  • Add urad dal, chana dal and saute well.
  • Add dried red chillies by breaking them, stir well.
  • Add curry leaves, let them crackle.
  • Add the blended chutney into the tadka, mix well.
  • Chutney is ready to be served with rice/idli/dosa.
  • Watch the video procedure above.


1.The chutney can be blended into a fine paste or it can remain coarse according to one's preference.
2.Green chillies can be increased or reduced according to spicy flavor preferred.


Calories: 290kcal
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