Spicy Green Chutney

A delicious Indian condiment…

You may know green chutney by a few other names: it’s also known as coriander chutney or hari chutney. However you say it, this is a delicious Indian condiment that’s a go-to side for Indian appetizers like samosas or simply naan bread.

Green Chutney
Spicy green chutney, ready to serve

Though, there are many use cases for coriander chutney that goes beyond exotic Indian food. Use it as a dipper for vegetable crudité (add a tablespoon or two of plain yogurt to the chutney to make it more family friendly)or try it spread for roasted vegetable sandwiches just to name two.

Jalapeño pepper is the heat source we use here, but any green chili pepper will work if you prefer to choose something milder (or hotter).

Green Chutney

Green Chutney

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Servings 4 people


  • cup  fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • jalapeño pepper seeds removed, chopped
  • cloves garlic
  • 1 piece ginger 1/4 inch, chopped
  • teaspoons  shredded coconut
  • teaspoon  peanuts
  • teaspoon  lemon juice
  • teaspoon  sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  cumin seeds
  • 1/2  teaspoon  sesame seeds 
  • 1 tablespoon water more as needed
  • Dash salt more to taste


  • Using a spice grinder (or mortar and pestle), grind the peanuts, cumin seeds, and coconut until combined into a paste.
  • To the paste, add the remaining ingredients and continue to grind into the chutney reaches your desired smoothness. Add more water, salt, and lemon juice to reach your preferred consistency and flavor.
  • Serve immediately.


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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on January 20, 2021 to include new content. It was originally published on November 29, 2017.