Cilantro Chutney is a staple condiment in every Indian household that's made with fresh cilantro, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, green chilies, peanuts, and more.
Cilantro Chutney is a staple in every Indian household. This is the most popular Indian Green Chutney you'll find throughout India.
I usually have a batch of some kind of Green Chutney in the fridge or freezer. It comes in so handy when you want to put together a quick meal. Whether you want to enjoy chutney with samosas, sandwiches, kati rolls, or kebabs.
My favorite way to enjoy Cilantro Chutney is in a Chutney Cheese Grilled Cheese. Am I right?
What is Cilantro Chutney?
Cilantro Chutney also known as Coriander Chutney or Green Chutney or Dhaniya Chutney is a popular condiment in every Indian household. It's so easy to make and loaded with flavor.
Simply throw in all the ingredients into a blender and blend. That's it. You'll end up with the most beautiful green color and refreshing chutney
Ingredients for Cilantro Chutney:
Sugar: Sugar helps keep that vibrant green color.
Ice Cubes: Believe it or not, ice cubes stop the oxidation process and keep the chutney fresh and bright green.
Cilantro Green Chutney is:
Ideal for any meal
How to make Cilantro Chutney recipe step by step?
1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Start with 2 tablespoon of water, add a little more if need be.
3. Your chutney is ready.
Once you've made your chutney, transfer it into an airtight container.
Alternatively, you can freeze the chutney into an ice cube tray so you end up with individual portions of chutney. Then just pop them out as needed. The chutney is good for about 2 months in the freezer.
To thaw the chutney, place a few cubes in a bowl and transfer it to the fridge the night before or a few hours prior. The chutney will be ready for use after a few hours.
You can enjoy Green Chutney with:
- Chutney Grilled Cheese Sandwich - just spread some chutney and sliced cheese and grill it up with some butter.
- Afternoon Tea Sandwiches - goes perfect with some cucumber, butter, and cheese.
- Grilled Bombay Sandwich
- Chicken Seekh Kebabs
- Rava Dhokla - I love chutney with dhokla, samosa, patra, muthiya, so good.
- Bhel - I've used it in my Quinoa Bhel - a healthier bhel salad.
- Kathi Rolls - as seen in my Paneer Kathi Roll and Achari Aloo Kati Roll.
- Perfect in Indian fried rice.
Tips on keeping Cilantro Chutney bright green:
- add a touch of sugar
- add lemon juice
- and add ice cubes - this prevents oxidation
That's it, and you'll have bright green chutney for days.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long does Dhaniya Chutney last?
Chutney will last up to 4 days in the fridge.
Coriander Chutney also freezes really well, so if you have no intentions of finishing your batch of homemade chutney, simply freeze it. To freeze, I love using ice cube trays to freeze my chutney. When you're ready to use, I place a couple of ice cubes in the fridge overnight and it'll be ready for use the next day.
2. Can I add yogurt to Cilantro Chutney?
Yes. I do this for my husband and son all the time as they can't handle too much spice. Just add yogurt and you'll end up with a beautiful light green chutney.
More Recipes that use Cilantro Chutney!
- Tea Party Sandwiches
- Quinoa Bhel Salad
- Aloo Tikki Chaat
- Paneer Kathi Roll
- Baked Aloo Chaat Tostadas
- Zucchini Carrot Besan Puda Chilla
Cilantro ChutneyVegan, Healthy, Gluten-free
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ inch piece ginger
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon red onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp raw unsalted peanuts, or cashews
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 2 green chilles
- ½ cup ice cubes
- 1 fresh bunch cilantro
- little water, if need be
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend. Add a touch of water if needed.
- Your chutney is ready.
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sorry just saw this now will be making this soon am indian too but am in Singapore perfect for my snacks will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya
Sure sounds good! 🙂
Shelley Riehl says
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Thanks so much Shelley. Appreciate you checking out my site. I've always loved cooking and decided to start a blog a while ago. I'm in NJ at the moment with family, but yes when I'm back. 🙂