Cilantro Chutney (Kothmiri Chatni)


Indian chutneys (or chatnis) are savory, vibrant and exploding with flavor, with a thin, saucy consistency. In this green chutney recipe, cilantro creates the basic sauce that serves as a condiment for many Indian snacks, street foods and sandwiches. The serrano chile gives it quite a blast of heat, so use less if you like a tamer sauce. Try this chutney in place of your favorite hot sauce.

Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 cup


  • ¼ cup unsalted raw peanuts

  • 1 large bunch fresh cilantro

  • ½ cup water

  • 1/2-1 serrano chile, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh ginger

  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon sugar


  1. Place peanuts in a blender or food processor. Pulse a few times to grind to a medium-fine powder, scraping down the sides as needed.

  2. Trim the bottom 2 inches of stem off the cilantro and discard; coarsely chop the rest and add to the blender (or food processor) along with water, serrano to taste, ginger, lime juice, salt and sugar. Blend or process, scraping down the sides as needed, until it's the consistency of a thin sauce, adding more water by the tablespoon as needed.


Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze airtight for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

15 Calories
1g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 15
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g 1%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Vitamin A 137IU 3%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 4mcg 1%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 5mg 1%
Potassium 29mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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