This is one of the best recipes I have seen for a chutney. Found it originally here which is well written. I feel the original recipe is for very large quantity, I had to make some changes to make it for a quantity which would be sufficient for 4-5 people when you have starters like Panneer Tikka or Pakoras.


1 cup curd
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves/pudina
1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves/dhania
1 small green chili, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 tsp chopped ginger
3 garlic cloves, chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp cumin powder/jeera powder
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1/2 tsp dry mango powder/amchur
Pinch of black salt


take the curd in a bowl and make it smooth with a spoon or egg beater
mix the spice powders and salt with the curd
grind the mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, onion and green chili with little water to a smooth paste
mix the freshly ground green chutney with the curd
blend (beating with a spoon should do) both of these till they become uniform and one in color
serve the mint chutney with any tandoori snack or starter

The chutney should look light green in color. If you find it dark green, then its possible that you added more mint leaves OR if it looks more whitish, you probably added too much curd. Adjust accordingly and as per taste