My favorite Cilantro Yogurt Chutney is great on sandwiches, wraps and is also the perfect accompaniment to parathas, pakoras, samosas & more!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Cilantro Yogurt Chutney
Easy Cilantro Yogurt Chutney is the perfect accompaniment to Indian meals!
- 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
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 the chutney refrigerated.
Feel free to add more yogurt as per your taste. More yogurt=less spicy chutney.
Add more green chilies for a spicier chutney.
Cilantro Yogurt Chutney