The Versatile Green Chutney

The Versatile Green Chutney: Jyo’s recipe from her kitchen and a trip down memory lane to Bombay via Seattle.

A slow morning with the luxury of a warm beverage and chirping birds remains a dream most days. Getting ready on weekdays is a frenzy of activity, that continues with equally busy evening routines for both adults and an active kid. Efficient cooking here I come with versatility that can spawn a variety of dishes, depending on what’s in your fridge and pantry. One of my go-to favorites is the green chutney.

You can vary the spice-level, but for true Bambaiyaa – style mouth-watering goodness, I like to kick it up a notch: I use black pepper and red chillies in addition to the 5-6 green chillies.

Jyo's Green Chutney

The best green chutney / dip you will ever need. Simple, delicious and no cook!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Condiment, Indian, Lunch, Streetfood
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chutney, cilantro, healthy, indian, no cook, spicy
Servings: 4
Author: Kafi


  • 1 big bunch of fresh cilantro/ coriander leaves cleaned with stems
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 red onion quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 inch fresh ginger peeled
  • 5 no thai green chillies
  • 2 no dry red chillies
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorn
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds /jeera
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In a blender place clean cilantro leaves and pulse with the fresh lime juice.
  • Add rest of the ingredients and blend till you get a smooth dip. Add a tsp of water at a time to make a smooth chutney.
  • Thats it!

It is the absolute essential in Bombay (aka Mumbai) street food, from sandwiches, to Bhel Puri, to a dipping accompaniment for pakoras and samosas. I’ve also seen it used even more creatively with Dahi Vada (yogurt soaked lentil patties) and with a savory French toast.

Jyo thank you so much for starting off my Rasoi aka Kitchen takeover. I can’t wait to try another batch and pair them with all your suggestions.

Hope y’all enjoy this absolute favorite of mine and as always do leave a comment at beyond curry

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