Coriander Chutney (Cilantro Chutney)

coriander chutney in bowl

Coriander chutney is a bright green dip that fried Indian snacks cannot do without. Also known as cilantro chutney or dhaniya chutney, it is spicy and a little zingy thanks to green chillies and a generous sprinkling of lemon juice.

  • Author: Saima
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings/1 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauces and condiments
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 2 bunches coriander or cilantro leaves, washed and stems trimmed
  • 1 small or 1/2 medium tomato
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 green chillies, Thai
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • salt, to taste


  1. Put the cilantro leaves, tomato, garlic and green chillies in a blender and blend until you get a smooth puree. Add a little water (3-5 tablespoons only) to make the blending easier.
  2. Add the salt and pepper and squeeze in the lemon juice. Mix well. Serve with your favorite appetizer or snack.


  1. If you want to make the blending even easier, chop all the ingredients first (no need for vey fine chopping) and then blend.
  2. Don't be tempted to add too much water or the chutney will become watery.
  3. Adjust the amount of green chillies to suit your taste.
  4. Add some yogurt and/or mint leaves to the blender to make a variation of this chutney.


Keywords: coriander chutney, green dip, cilantro chutney, dhaniya chutney