Cilantro Yogurt Chutney

My favorite Cilantro Yogurt Chutney is great on sandwiches, wraps and is also the perfect accompaniment to parathas, pakoras, samosas & more!

a bowl full of cilantro yogurt chutney with a spoon dipped in the bowl and some fresh cilantro on the side

Hey guys, thank you so much for all the support on my book announcement. I really appreciate all the messages, emails, DMs! I can’t wait for you guys to see the book! These days I am working on finalizing the manuscript and editing the pictures. It has been so much work and with the deadline fast approaching, I literally have no time to do anything else. So if I don’t respond immediately to your questions or emails (I will try my best!), you know the reason why!

So because my schedule is so packed these days, I thought of sharing this quick and easy Cilantro Yogurt Chutney recipe with you guys. This is one of my favorite chutney and I always make a batch and keep it refrigerated. It never lasts more than a week in my house, sometimes even less. The thing about this chutney is that it is so versatile. You can use it on sandwiches, wraps, salads and so much more. If you love Indian food, then you gotta have a batch of this in your refrigerator at all times!

a spoon full of cilantro yogurt chutney with fresh cilantro in the back

Chutneys and achars (pickles) are an integral part of Indian food. In my home, there was always some sort of chutney on the table for our lunch. The common ones were of course cilantro, mint and then there was amla chutney (Indian gooseberry) and chutney made of raw mangoes! Oh well, the list is endless. In fact everyone was so obsessed with chutneys in my house that if there was nothing else, we would make a chutney of garlic, green chilies with mustard oil. It was the simplest chutney where you had to just crush everything  and mix it all together and let me tell you it tasted amazing, especially with plain parathas!

My mom always said that chutney tastes when made on sill-batta. Do you guys know what that is? It’s kind of a grinding stone which was traditionally used to grind masalas and chutneys in India. Of course people in cities don’t use them anymore but people in villages still do. Since my family belongs to a village in Uttar Pradesh, we always had that sill batta in the kitchen. Trust me, the chutney made in a grinder can never match to that chutney. It’s like any chutney tastes 10 times better when hand grinded with that stone. Yum!

overhead shot of a bowl full of cilantro chutney with cilantro in the backgroud

Obviously, I made this cilantro yogurt chutney in my blender because I don’t have a sill batta with me here. I may get a mini version of it from India this time, should be a cool addition to my always growing kitchen collection! Anyway this chutney is so good you guys, it tastes amazing on sandwiches, on rolls, wraps. And you can eat it with naan, tikki, samosa, pakoras, the list is really too long. Basically, it tastes great with anything & everything! Hope you guys enjoy this one.

Try these with this cilantro yogurt chutney!

Paneer Kathi Roll

Achari Onion Paratha

Bombay Veggie Sandwich

Method

To a blender add cilantro leaves. Make sure to remove the hard stems from the leaves. Softer stems are okay to use, but mostly try to use only the leaves. Add green chili ginger, cumin powder, chaat masala, black pepper and salt. Also add in lemon juice and sugar.

Add yogurt to the blender.

Blend it all together to a smooth consistency.

Keep this cilantro yogurt chutney refrigerated and use it as needed.

a blue plate with two potato tikkis and cilantro chutney

Cilantro Yogurt Chutney

Easy Cilantro Yogurt Chutney is the perfect accompaniment to Indian meals! 

a bowl full of cilantro yogurt chutney with a spoon dipped in the bowl and some fresh cilantro on the side
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 65 kcal
Author: Manali
5 from 2 votes
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Ingredients

  • 2 small bunches cilantro, 60-65 grams each, hard stems removed
  • 1 green chili, or to taste
  • 1/2 inch ginger, 7 grams
  • 1/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon chaat masala, optional
  • pinch black pepper
  • salt, to taste, around 1/2 teaspoon
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup yogurt

Instructions

  1. To a blender add cilantro leaves. Make sure to remove the hard stems from the leaves. Softer stems are okay to use, but mostly try to use only the leaves. 

  2. Add green chili ginger, cumin powder, chaat masala, black pepper and salt. Also add in lemon juice and sugar.


  3. Add yogurt to the blender. Blend it all together to a smooth consistency.

  4. Keep the chutney refrigerated.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to add more yogurt as per your taste. More yogurt=less spicy chutney.

 

Add more green chilies for a spicier chutney.

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Yogurt Chutney
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Potassium 94mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3.9%
Vitamin C 11.2%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cilantro Yogurt Chutney

5 thoughts on “Cilantro Yogurt Chutney

    1. Mita some people also add white bread slices (with the sides removed) to thicken it up.. some people also add gathia (the fried snack)..these helps in binding the chutney..so if its runny for you liking, you can try these next time. Glad to know it turned out good though! 🙂

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