August 5, 2019

5-min Dahiwali Hari Chutney - a Zero Cook, GF Dip for Kebabs and Tikkas

Mint as a herb has been known as a cure for stomach upset / bloating / flatulence along with helping in digestion. It’s also used in many mocktails / cocktails where it’s muddled and adds a lot of zing to the drink. We prefer mint in our chaats' Green Chutney , pudina thogayal ( a thickish chutney that’s eaten with rice and sesame oil) or even in jal jeera (a summer favourite drink at home). My favourite remains the Mint and Tomato Salsa (Vegan & GF)

Today I present  a new favourite  - Dhaba style dahiwala hari chutney- a gluten free dip that is served with tandoori dishes / Tikkas and kebabs at most restaurants and dhabas.  Super easy to make, I had served this with my Baked tandoori gobhi appetiser posted a few weeks ago. 

Some more dishes you may like with Mint:

Pudina ChutneyPudi (Spiced Mint Powder - Condiment)

Chutneywale Aloo (Baby Potatoes in a spicy minty sauce - GF and Vegan)

Super easy and delicious, this dip today requires less than 5 mins to blitz and serve. Make this for your next party / potluck and you are sure to have a lipsmacking dip to go with crudités, kebabs , and much more. 

Prep time - 15 Mins (even a overnight prep would help) ; no cook, makes ~ 100 ml of the dip

You would need:

Mint leaves / pudina - 2/3 cup (tightly packed)
Raw mango - 3 tsp (optional but recommended)
Salt to taste 
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup ( I didn’t add)
Garlic - 2 cloves (I didn’t use)
Green chillies - 1 or 2 (adjust spice)
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Chaat Masala  - 1/2 tsp
Roasted cumin powder - 1/2 tsp 
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp (if the raw mango is not tart enough) 
Hung curd - 1/2 cup 

How to:
In a blender, blitz all ingredients except the hung curd to a smooth paste with 1-2 tsp water. Adjust salt and spice. Whisk the hung curd and add to the chutney. Refrigerate and serve. 

Mint or any other herb (except coriander / curry leaf) was to be used this week of foodiemonday bloghop in #207Herbalicious - a theme hosted by Swati. Swati’s blog is bursting with delectable bakes, UP’s regional cuisine and many more traditional dishes. 


  1. Such a cooling dip or chutney. I love to make it whenever I have serve it as a starter with salted chips. Tastes heavenly.

  2. Dip sounds tounge tickling. I would love to have it with some nachos or stuffed paratha. This mint flavoured dip will be a perfect accompany with kabab. Bookmarking it to try sometime.

  3. This minty dip with hung curd sounds absolutely tempting. I would love to pair it with my grilled tikka.

  4. This is one of my most favourite dips ever. I often make it as a side for parathas or rotis. With tandoori dishes, of course, this has to be there. :)

  5. Easy and simple and rich in flavours, mint dip looks so vibrant. perfect with tikkas,paranthas and even chips and nachos.

  6. one of my favorite dip and I will like to lick it as such. Must needed for any starters. Addition of mangoes is new to me and they look absolutely delicious.

  7. So easy yet so delicious. Definitely will make it with raw mango but will have try this next season. I always throw out the mint because I keep postponing making anything. This chutney is a great idea.

  8. Dahiwali hari chutney looks so delicious.Use of raw mango sounds interesting.Will try your version soon.Another wonderful recipe using mint and raw mango.

  9. Loved all the ingredients added in it, very aromatic and tasty dip for starters and snacks. Adding roasted cumins powder and raw mango make this chutney/dip more flavorful and lip smacking ��


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