Yoghurt Chutney
Yoghurt Chutney
5 from 9 votes
This coriander and mint yoghurt chutney are essential for the true Indian cuisine experience. Refreshing, but combined with just enough heat from the spices, make this the perfect accompaniment to any Indian buffet.
Yoghurt Chutney

For a refreshing and flavorful addition to your meals, let me introduce you to Yoghurt Chutney. Originating from the rich culinary traditions of South Asia, this delightful condiment adds a burst of taste to any dish it accompanies.

While it may sound exotic, fear not, as its preparation is surprisingly simple. This recipe is perfect for beginners eager to explore new flavors and expand their cooking repertoire.

With just a handful of readily available ingredients and minimal effort, you can whip up a batch of this tangy, herb-infused chutney in no time.

Whether you’re dipping homemade appetizers or pairing it with a fragrant biryani, Yoghurt Chutney is sure to elevate your dining experience.

Expert Tip: Ensure that the coriander and mint leaves are thoroughly washed and dried before using them in the chutney to remove any dirt or impurities.


Coriander: Fresh coriander adds a vibrant green color and a refreshing herbal flavor to the chutney. It brings a zesty brightness that complements the tanginess of the yoghurt, enhancing the overall taste experience.

Mint (Pudina): Mint leaves contribute a cool, refreshing taste to the chutney, balancing out the heat from the green chillies. Their crisp, aromatic flavor adds depth and complexity, making each bite of the chutney irresistibly fresh.

Yoghurt: Yoghurt forms the creamy base of this chutney, providing a smooth texture and a hint of tartness. It acts as a canvas for the bold flavors of the coriander, mint, and spices to shine, creating a harmonious blend of tastes.

Green Chillies: Green chillies bring a fiery kick to the chutney, infusing it with a spicy heat that tantalizes the taste buds. Adjust the quantity of chillies according to your preference for spice, keeping in mind that they add both heat and flavor to the dish.

Garlic: Garlic lends its pungent aroma and savory taste to the chutney, enhancing its depth of flavor. It adds a robust earthiness that complements the freshness of the herbs, creating a well-rounded and satisfying culinary experience.

Lemon Juice: Lemon juice brightens the flavors of the chutney with its tangy acidity, providing a refreshing citrusy kick. It balances the richness of the yoghurt and enhances the overall brightness of the dish, elevating its taste profile.

Salt: Salt is essential for seasoning the chutney, bringing out the natural flavors of the ingredients and harmonizing their tastes. It helps to balance the sweetness of the yoghurt and the spiciness of the chillies, ensuring a well-rounded and flavorful chutney.

Expert Tip: Adjust the quantity of green chillies according to your spice tolerance. You can remove the seeds for a milder heat or add more chillies for an extra kick.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pair Yoghurt Chutney with a variety of homemade appetizers such as chicken samosas, pakoras, or kebabs. Its creamy texture and vibrant flavors will complement the savory notes of these crispy snacks, creating a delightful contrast of textures and tastes.
  • Serve Yoghurt Chutney alongside a fragrant chicken biryani or mutton pulao to add a refreshing element to the rich and aromatic flavors of the rice dish. The tangy yogurt sauce cuts through the richness of the spices, offering a cool and creamy counterpart that enhances the overall dining experience.
  • Use Yoghurt Chutney as a versatile condiment for grilled meats or seafood. Spread it on grilled chicken skewers, lamb chops, or fish tacos to add a burst of flavor and moisture to each bite. Its tangy, herb-infused taste pairs beautifully with grilled proteins, elevating the dish to gourmet levels.
  • Incorporate Yoghurt Chutney into wraps, sandwiches, or burgers for an extra layer of flavor and creaminess. Spread it on flatbreads or tortillas before adding your favorite fillings such as roasted vegetables, falafel, or grilled tofu for a satisfying and flavorful meal on the go.
  • Use Yoghurt Chutney as a dipping sauce for crispy french fries, potato wedges, or vegetable crudites. Its refreshing taste and creamy texture make it the perfect accompaniment for a wide range of snacks and finger foods, adding a burst of flavor with every dip.
  • Get creative with serving suggestions and experiment with incorporating Yoghurt Chutney into your favorite dishes. Whether you’re hosting a casual gathering with friends or preparing a special dinner for your family, this versatile condiment is sure to impress and delight everyone at the table.

Expert Tip: For a creamier texture, you can use Greek yoghurt or strain regular yoghurt through a cheesecloth to remove excess moisture before mixing it with the herb paste.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh ones?

Using fresh herbs is recommended for the best flavor and aroma in this chutney. However, if fresh herbs are unavailable, you can use dried ones as a substitute. Keep in mind that the flavor may not be as vibrant, so you may need to adjust the quantities accordingly.

How long does the chutney last in the refrigerator?

When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, the chutney can last for up to 3-4 days. Make sure to give it a stir before serving, as the ingredients may separate over time.

Can I freeze the chutney for later use?

Yes, you can freeze the chutney for future use. Follow the instructions provided in the recipe to freeze the chutney paste in ice cube trays. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 4 weeks. Thaw the cubes in the refrigerator or at room temperature before mixing them with yoghurt.

Is Yoghurt Chutney suitable for vegan diets?

Yes, Yoghurt Chutney can be easily adapted to suit vegan diets by using dairy-free yoghurt alternatives such as coconut yoghurt or almond yoghurt. Simply substitute the dairy yoghurt with your preferred plant-based alternative for a vegan-friendly version of this delicious condiment.

Can I adjust the consistency of the chutney?

Yes, you can easily adjust the consistency of the chutney to your preference by varying the amount of water added during blending. For a thicker chutney, use less water, and for a thinner consistency, add more water gradually until you achieve the desired texture.

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Yoghurt Chutney

Yoghurt Chutney

by Nabeela Kauser
This coriander and mint yoghurt chutney is essential for the true Indian cuisine experience. Refreshing, but combined with just enough heat from the spices, makes this the perfect accompaniment to any Indian buffet.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sauces & Dips
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 8
Calories 36 kcal


  • 100 g Coriander
  • 50 g Mint Pudina
  • 300 g Yoghurt
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 2 Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Water


  • In a food processer add all the ingredients (except the yoghurt) and blend until all the ingredients are broken down and form a thick paste
  • To use immediately add 3 tablespoons of the mixture into the yoghurt and mix to combine
  • The paste can be frozen by putting the mixture into an ice cube tray and freezing for 2-4 hours – once the cubes are frozen, they can be removed and put into a Ziplock bag to be kept in the freezer for up to 4 weeks
  • To use the frozen cubes, remove the cubes from the freezer then allow to defrost and come up to room temperature before mixing with the yoghurt
  • Serve as yogurt sauce dip with homemade appetisers or biryani.



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 36kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 372mgPotassium: 164mgFibre: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1146IUVitamin C: 9mgVitamin D: 0.04µgCalcium: 71mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chutney, Dips, Food, Ramadan, Recipe, Sauces, Spicy, Yoghurt
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