Mint and Onion Chutney

I love the refreshing taste of mint, especially on a hot day. Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow, however, you have to grow them in pots as they can take over your garden. As a result of this, I did not have as much mint as I would have liked for my chutney. I need to add to my current one mint plant. The coconut, gives the mint a really nice crunchy texture as well. This mint chutney is a great accompaniment to any meal. It also tastes great smeared on some baked chicken.


2 cups mint leaves

1 big yellow onion, sliced

2 cloves of garlic, sliced

1 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tbsp tamarind paste, seeds removed, soaked in 1 tbsp of water

3 tbsp grated coconut ( or unsweetened desiccated coconut)

1 tbsp oil


  1. Heat the oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Allow seeds to brown slightly.
  2. Add the onions. Sauté till soft and translucent. Add in garlic  and coconut.
  3. Add the mint leaves and mix in with the other ingredients.
  4. Add the tamarind paste and stir.
  5. Cool for a few minutes and then grind in a blender until the mixture is smooth. If you like the onions a little chunky, then do not blend for too long.


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