Cilantro Chutney

It was not too long ago where I ventured out to one of Milwaukee’s hidden gems (Best Food Store) to pickup some lentils and spices, among other things. I’ve written about this place before, and I love it. I love pretty much everything about an ethnic store, whether it be Latino, Asian, or Indian, or anything European. With that said, I’m a big fan of Indian spices. The cumin, the coriander, the turmeric. I could go on and on. I haven’t mentioned the pickled vegetables, and the chutneys either. Chutney is a popular dipping sauce, or condiment if you will for many Indian dishes. They are vibrant, and full of flavor whether they are of the dry or wet kind. In this particular recipe, and one of my favorite dishes, I used cilantro.

Cilantro Chutney Recipe

This cilantro chutney is so good in so many ways. A dipping sauce, or a condiment for an upcoming recipe that really makes it stand out. It’s vibrant and bold to say the least, and is perfect if you have a a bunch of cilantro to use up.

Let’s get started.


  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro, washed
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 whole green chilies, stems removed
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Simple stuff.

Add everything to a food processor or blender.

Cilantro Chutney Ingredients

Pulse until you have a smooth sauce. Add more water if you need to. Taste, and season with any additional salt if you prefer. I think the 1/4 teaspoon of salt is just right.

You can use this cilantro chutney in so many different ways. Think of mixing it with some mayonnaise for sandwiches or for a dipping sauce, or even better, mix it with some yogurt and toss some hot fried chicken wings with it, or wait for an upcoming Indian recipe that will get your taste buds fired up. Regardless, this is like the Indian pesto, and it’s really, really good. You can store this in the refrigerator for about 4-6 days. Hope you enjoy!

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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