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This easy Indian mint sauce recipe makes a delicious yogurt mint sauce with a beautiful green color in under 5 minutes. You’ll love this bright and simple blender recipe that will keep for quick meals throughout the week.

Side view of mint sauce in a jar.

Looking for a cilantro mint chutney that will transport you to your favorite Indian restaurant? This Indian mint sauce recipe uses fresh mint leaves, jalapeno peppers, and cilantro leaves for its vibrant green color. Yogurt, lemon juice, ginger, and garlic add additional punch.

This mint sauce is a delicious dipping sauce for just about anything. You can also use it as a marinade for grilled chicken, mix it in with rice, or drizzle it over your favorite kabobs. The combination of cilantro, mint, and green chilis will add brightness to any meal.

Serve warm naan with this dipping sauce as a great accompaniment to chicken simmered in this butter chicken sauce and curry.

Ingredients

This Indian mint sauce recipe uses simple ingredients to create a restaurant-quality dipping sauce.

Overhead view of cilantro mint sauce on a spoon.
  • Full fat yogurt: Makes the sauce smooth and creamy.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: Lemon juice adds brightness.
  • Chopped Cilantro: For bright green color and the unmistakable cilantro flavor.
  • Fresh Mint Leaves: Adds cool, minty flavor and bright color.
  • Jalapeno: For a little heat.
  • Ginger: Peeled, fresh ginger adds a little spiciness and a zing.
  • Garlic: For depth.

Instructions

This sauce is so easy to make. All you need are a few ingredients, 5 minutes, and a blender or a food processor.

Mint sauce in a food processor.
  1. Blend the ingredients, scraping down sides if necessary.
  2. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Substitutions

  • If you don’t like cilantro, try parsley instead. It won’t have the same intensity of flavor, but it will still have minty freshness and will taste great.
  • Fresh herbs are important here – do not substitute for dried mint or cilantro.
  • Do not use dried, ground ginger in this recipe. While fresh ginger root is always better, you can use refrigerated or frozen crushed ginger cubes.
Overhead view of yogurt mint sauce in a jar.

Variations

Like most sauces, this Indian Mint Sauce can be modified to your personal taste.

  • Want it spicier? Add another jalapeno. Less spicy? Omit the jalapeno altogether or seed the pepper before adding it to the blender. The seeds are where the heat is in a pepper
  • Not a garlic fan? The sauce will still work without the garlic.

Equipment

The only equipment needed for this recipe is a blender or a food processor

If you are in the market for a blender, I like this Ninja Bullet from Amazon.

Storage

Indian Mint Sauce can be served immediately or kept in the refrigerator for up to one week.

This sauce won’t freeze well.

Tips

Rinse your herbs before adding them to the blender to clean out any residual sand or dirt.

A trick for peeling ginger is to use the backside of a spoon to peel the skin off.

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Yield: ¾ cup

Indian Mint Sauce

Overhead view of cilantro mint sauce on a spoon.

Indian mint sauce made with yogurt, mint, cilantro, jalapenos, ginger, and cumin. This flavorful sauce is a restaurant-style dipping sauce.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup full-fat yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice, about 1 large lemon
  • 2 cups chopped cilantro, about 1 bunch
  • 1 cup mint leaves, packed and stems removed
  • 1 medium jalapeno
  • 1-inch ginger piece, peeled and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to the blender.
  2. Blend until the ingredients are smooth and saucy. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides a couple of times.
  3. Enjoy right away or store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for later.

Notes

Make ahead tip

Mint Sauce can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

2 tablespoons

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

Nutritional values here on our recipes should be used as a general guide only. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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