Walnut Chutney

28 Jun

Walnut Chutney.

Doon Chetin is a popular Kashmiri chutney made with walnuts (doon). Walnuts are ground into a paste along with green chiles and mint leaves. The paste is later mixed with yogurt for the doon chetin / walnut chutney.
Makes: around 1 1/2 cups of Walnut Chutney.


Walnuts 3/4 Cup
Fresh Mint Leaves 3/4 Cup Packed
Yogurt 1/2 Cup
Cilantro few Sprigs
Ginger 1/2 inch Piece
Green Chiles 1
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Remove stem, wash and roughly chop green chile.
Peel and roughly chop ginger.
Wash and roughly chop mint leaves and cilantro leaves.

First grind the ginger and green chiles into paste using a blender.
Then add mint leaves, cilantro and walnuts.
Grind into paste using enough water or yogurt and salt.
Remove the ground walnut paste onto a bowl, stir in yogurt.
Serve walnut chutney as a dip or with roti or with bread etc..
Notes: Make sure to adjust spice with green chiles.

Suggestions: Use a pestle to first crush the walnuts and then mix with other ground ingredients for better texture.
Variations: Dried mint can also be used in which case let the walnut chutney sit for couple of minutes for mint to rehydrate. Green chiles can be substituted for red chiles or red chili powder.
Other Names: Doon Chetin, Kashmiri Walnut Chutney.

8 Responses to “Walnut Chutney”

  1. Anon June 28, 2010 at 9:44 am #

    What would this chutney go with?

  2. satya June 28, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    wow ,yummy delicious chutney …totally new dish …looks awesome …i will try it soon

  3. Hari Chandana June 29, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    It’s very new combination.. really creative.. Thanks for this new one !!

  4. Kalpana Thakur July 2, 2010 at 2:53 am #

    It’s really a new preparation. I’ll try it for sure. Thanx.

  5. padmaja July 14, 2010 at 6:39 am #

    stomach fulfill while seeing the photograps

  6. pinny August 16, 2010 at 3:51 am #

    hi iwould like to know what is cilantro

  7. pmvijayalakshmi September 3, 2010 at 4:16 am #

    hi iwould liketo know what is cilantro

  8. vijaya murthi December 29, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    cilantro is just plain , green coriander leaves / hara dhania..
    This is sure to be delightful for walnut lovers !

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