Green Cilantro Chutney

Want to learn how to make the best green cilantro chutney? We’ve created a super easy green cilantro chutney recipe that takes under 10 minutes to throw together!

Chutney, a spiced condiment or sauce, originated in India. Its texture is similar to pesto or chimichurri and it can be used in a variety of ways.

Chutney can be made from vegetables or fruits and usually contains sugar, vinegar, and various spices, depending on what the recipe calls for. Today, we’re going to walk you through making Green Chutney, also known as “hari chutney.” This chutney got the name probably because of its green color which is “hara” in hindi.

What is green chutney?

In its simplest form, green chutney is a sauce made green by the bunches of cilantro the recipe calls for. Depending on the recipe, mint can also be used to give a green punch of color as well as a different flavor.

While simple spiced chutney originated in India as early as 500 BC, it’s likely that green chutney originated there as well. To make today’s recipe, you’ll need cilantro, serrano chilis, sugar, salt, pureed ginger, pureed garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, and water.

How can I serve green chutney?

Green chutney can be served in many different ways! It goes great on burritos, tacos, sandwiches, or burgers. Basically, anywhere you would normally use a condiment, you can sub in green chutney!

It also makes a great dressing, so you can top salads off with it or even use it as a marinade. If you’re hungry for a quick snack, you can use it as a dip with pita chips or naan.

How to make green chutney?

Perhaps the best part about green chutney, other than the delicious taste, of course, is how incredibly simple it is to make! You take your coarsely chopped cilantro, diced chilis, sugar, salt, pureed ginger and garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, and water and put them into a blender. Then, you blend until smooth. How easy is that?!

Cilantro Chutney in a Bowl


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Cilantro Chutney

Want to learn how to make the best green chutney? We’ve created a super easy green chutney recipe that takes under 10 minutes to throw together!
Active Time2 minutes
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chutney


  • Blender


  • 2 bunches cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 2 finely diced serrano chilis
  • 3 T sugar
  • 2 t salt
  • 2 T pureed ginger
  • ½ T pureed garlic
  • 2 T white vinegar
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Add all ingredients to blender
  • Blend until mixture is smooth


Cilantro chutney can be used in burritos, tacos, sandwiches, burgers! What’s your favorite way to enjoy green chutney?

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