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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.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Chutneys
Cuisine South Indian/Andhra
Servings 3
Calories 290 kcal


  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon 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
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt - to taste

For the tadka:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon urad dal/split black gram
  • ½ teaspoon 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.


Nutrition Facts
pudina chutney recipe | mint chutney for idli dosa | pudina pachadi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.