Pudina Chutney is a spicy paste-like condiment made of mint that can be prepared with or without adding curd. The version with curd is usually served as an accompaniment with various tandoori items as the mildly sour curd complements the smoky flavours of the coal-grilled food. The version without curd is commonly prepared as an accompaniment with various snack preparations, especially of the chaat variety (savoury appetizers that prominently feature in Indian street cuisine). Pudina Chutney can be flavoured with a variety of spices and condiments such as chaat masala, amchur powder (dry mango), anardana powder (dry pomegranate seeds), cumin powder and black salt.
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