April 9, 2018

Field Beans & Mint Chutney / Chutney Recipe - 64 / #100chutneys

This delicious and flavourful chutney is prepared using fresh field beans and mint leaves. Field beans are popularly known as Pachai mochai in Tamilnadu and Averekalu in Karnataka. This chutney pairs perfectly with plain hot rice and also can be served with Dosa. Adjust the quantity of green chilli according to taste bud. Adjust the quantity of raw mango according to the sour taste of the mango.

Ingredients :

1 Tbsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds
1 Tbsp Chana dal
2 Tbsp Groundnuts
3 - 4 Green chillies
1 Onion, finely chopped
1/2 Cup Fresh Field Beans
1/2 Cup Mint leaves
2 - 3 Tbsp Raw Mango, grated ( Adjust according to sour taste of the mango )
Salt to taste

For Tadka :

1 Tsp Oil 
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds 
2 Tsp Groundnuts 
A pinch of Hing powder 

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds followed by chana dal and groundnuts.

Fry and add green chillies followed by the chopped onion, fresh field beans, mint leaves and the grated mango.

Saute it for a minute and add 1/4 cup of water.

Cook until the beans are cooked, cool and grind into fine paste or semi coarse by adding salt and water.

Transfer the prepared chutney into a bowl.

For tadka, heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds.

Once it start spluttering, add groundnuts followed by a pinch of hing powder and a sprig of curry leaf.

Fry and add it to the chutney.


Serving Options :

Serve with Rice or Dosa.


  1. Another good addition to my chutney bookmarks. I'm sure this must have tasted good as is your other chutneys :)

  2. A completely new and unique flavour of chutney. Can feel the lip-smacking taste. Lovely share 😊

  3. This chutney sounds delicious! Heavy on protein and flavor too...

  4. This is another delicious yummy chutney .

  5. Lovely recipe of chutney.. never tasted this combo.

  6. This version of chutney sounds new to me. Looking very delicious.

  7. I wish you would have put a photo of the field beans. What are they called in Hindi? Like the colour of the chutney.

  8. This chutney recipe is completely new to me. Thanks for sharing dear. I'll try this for sure.

  9. Seriously very unique chutney sis, looks like you are challenging yourself to come with some interesting chutneys.

  10. Coming from the land of field beans Karnataka, where this is used in every dish possible, this chutney looks like another fabulous way to enjoy them! Awesome share :)

  11. There are people who innovate and then there are people who innovate. Your experiments with new flavour combinations for chutneys is awe inspiring.

  12. Its lunch time here and looking at the delicious bowl of chutney along with the steamed rice in the background is surely making me hungry. Note to self - Never look at Priya's chutneys during lunch time. ha ha .. super recipe Priya! I loved the use of avarakkai.

  13. Such a healthy and yummy recipe for Chutney, will try it tomorrow itself for breakfast.

  14. This chutney surely satiate your taste buds!

  15. Interesting chutney with field beans. Nice variety you have.

  16. I never made chutney with beans. Addition of mint sounds awesome!

  17. I always thought of chutneys as flavour enhancing sides and condiments, never as a nutrient rich addition to the daily menu. Your amazing chutney combinations have made me realise this! Another brilliant creation!

  18. Amazing combination of flavours! Very unique! Where do you get these ideas from? Truly you are chutney queen!

  19. Wow that is one combo I would never thought of. Field beans and mint sounds like a nice combo for chutney.

  20. Amazing combination.. unique and super share

  21. Only you can come with such unique combination of chutneys... looks delicious