Monday 1 February 2016

Dates-Mint Chutney

Finally a little relief from chilly weather here. Well whatever be the season or weather is, enjoying food must go on. And what a great way to make your food interesting than enhancing it's taste with chutneys or dips. They make any flat boring dish very perky and fun. This chutney has all the flavours in it - sweet, spicy, salty and sour.  Hmm interesting huh? Dates with mint is a great combo. This versatile chutney can go well with any kind of food, be it snacks, with meals, vegetarian dishes, meats or so on. So take out those dates lying in your kitchen somewhere, make this chutney and always cook the natural way!!

You need

18-20 dates (seedless and chopped)
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves (tightly packed)
1/4 cup fresh corinder leaves (loosely packed)
1/4 teaspoon ginger juice (grate a small part of ginger and squeeze out the juice)
3 tablespoon lemon juice
1 green chilli (medium)
1 teaspoon rock salt (adjust)
1/4 teaspoon pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup water


1. Soak dates in warm water for 10 minutes.

2. Next, blend together dates, mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chilli and water.

3. Transfer into a bowl, add ginger juice, lemon juice, salt, pepper and sugar. Mix well. can be store in refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Makes a Cup


  1. Puneet ypou reminded me my naani.. She used to make dates chutney with mint with undhiyu and bhajiya for us..thank you for sharing...

  2. Lovely mom often makes it but use coriander instead of mint

  3. Mint and dates nice combo. Love your chutney

  4. Oh yummmy! Love the idea of adding mint to the dates chutney. I bet it must be full of awesome flavors.

    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

  5. YUM!! love the date mint combo:)

  6. Never thought of dates and mint as a combo, would love to try this..

  7. I can smell it. This combination is so flavorful and YUM!

  8. This date mint chutney looks lovely. beautiful and new combination. I would love to try. Yum Yum :)