Dahi Chutney (Yogurt Mint Dip)

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Dahi Chutney (Yogurt Mint Dip, Dahi Ki Chutney, Curd Pudina Dhaniya Chatni) is a spicy green Indian condiment that goes well with any snack or appetizer. It is easy to make and tastes delicious. Here is how to make it.

Here are some more chutney recipes that you may like: Green Chutney, Raw Mango Chutney, Amla Chutney, Guava Chutney, and Red Chilli Coconut Chutney.

Dahi chutney served in a bowl.
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About Dahi Chutney

Dahi Chutney (Yogurt Mint Dip, Dahi Ki Chutney, Curd Pudina Dhaniya Chatni) is a popular Indian condiment served with snacks and appetizers.

Whatever Indian restaurant you visit, this dahi ki chutney is served with tandoori, fried, or grilled recipes like tandoori chicken, paneer tikka, onion pakora, and samosa.

This chutney is spicy and tangy in taste and creamy in texture. The light yet bright green color makes it very irresistible.

Like cilantro mint chutney, this curd pudina dhaniya chutney comes together in under 5 minutes using simple ingredients.

Ingredients

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To make curd chutney, you will need a few simple ingredients: cilantro (fresh coriander leaves), fresh mint leaves, thick plain yogurt (dahi, curd), green chilies, fresh ginger, garlic cloves, salt, cumin powder, chaat masala, and freshly squeezed lime juice.

You can keep the cilantro stems, as they are very flavorful, but make sure to discard the thick mint stems, as they can turn the chutney bitter.

To make the dahi chutney recipe, use thick yogurt (curd, dahi) or Greek yogurt. If the yogurt is thin, the chutney will be watery.

If your yogurt is not thick, transfer it to a fine-mesh strainer and keep the strainer over a bowl. Now refrigerate it for 2-3 hours. All the extra water will drip into the bowl, and you will get thick yogurt.

Lime juice can be replaced with lemon juice.

You can adjust the green chilies as per your taste.

I like to make roasted cumin powder at home, but feel free to buy a bottle.

You can also add curry leaves and grated fresh coconut to make a variation of this chutney.

How To Make Dahi Chutney

Add the following ingredients to a blender jar.

  • 1 cup cilantro (packed, rinsed)
  • ½ cup mint leaves (packed, rinsed)
  • 2-3 green chilies (stalks removed, rinsed)
  • 1-inch piece of ginger (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (peeled)
  • ½ cup thick yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
All the ingredients added to a blender.

Blend until smooth.

Scrape the sides of the jar a few times while blending.

Check for salt and add more if needed. Serve!

Ready dahi chutney.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make vegan dahi ki chutney?

To make it vegan, replace dairy yogurt with vegan yogurt, such as coconut yogurt, soy yogurt, etc.

How to make gluten-free curd chutney?

Chaat masala sometimes has asafetida (hing) added to it. You can replace it with dry mango powder (amchoor) to make the curd mint chutney gluten-free.

How do I wash cilantro and mint properly?

There are a few ways to clean your cilantro and mint and remove any dirt lurking on the leaves.

One way is to fill a large bowl with cold water and add leaves. Swish the leaves in the water and let them sit for a few minutes. The dirt will settle to the bottom of the bowl. Now, gently lift the greens. Repeat this process until the water runs clear.

Another way to clean cilantro and mint leaves is to rinse them under running water. Make sure to rinse all the leaves’ nooks and crannies so that any dirt is removed. You can also soak the leaves in a water bowl for a few minutes before rinsing.

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Dahi Chutney (Yogurt Mint Dip, Dahi Ki Chutney, Curd Pudina Dhaniya Chatni) is a spicy green Indian condiment that goes very well with any snack or appetizer. It is easy to make and tastes delicious. Here is how to make it.
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Dahi Chutney Recipe (Yogurt Mint Dip)

Dahi Chutney (Yogurt Mint Dip, Dahi Ki Chutney, Curd Pudina Dhaniya Chatni) is a spicy green Indian condiment that goes very well with any snack or appetizer. It is easy to make and tastes delicious. Here is how to make it.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup cilantro (fresh coriander leaves) (packed, rinsed)
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves (packed, rinsed)
  • 2-3 green chilies (stalks removed, rinsed)
  • 1 inch piece of ginger (peeled and chopped)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • ½ cup thick yogurt (dahi, curd) (or Greek yogurt)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
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Instructions 

  • Add all the ingredients to the jar of a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Scrape the sides of the jar a few times while blending.
  • Check for salt and add more if needed. Serve!

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Notes

You can keep the cilantro stems as they are very flavorful, but make sure to discard the thick stems of mint. They can turn the chutney bitter.
Make the dahi chutney recipe using thick yogurt (curd) or Greek yogurt. If the yogurt is thin, the chutney will be watery.
If your yogurt is not thick, transfer it to a fine-mesh strainer and keep the strainer over a bowl. Now refrigerate it for 2-3 hours. All the extra water will drip into the bowl, and you will get thick yogurt.
Adjust green chilies as per your taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 20kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 59mg, Potassium: 59mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 339IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 1mg
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