Guest Post: Rustic Cilantro Chutney

My next guest post is by another good blogger friend, Sumaira from The Muslimah Mommy. She writes about all things mummy and parenting related. If you aren’t already following her, you should be.

Sumaira decided to step a little outside of her normal blogging to bring us a recipe today. Before I continue I probably should clarify something for my Aussie readers, cilantro is coriander. You know that delicious herb that adds amazing flavour to anything you add it to. As a child I never liked coriander, I would ask my mum to keep it out of every dish she made, thankfully she never listened to my crazy talk. And if you enjoy it just as much as I do, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one. I’m going to have to give it a try when I’m back.

Rustic Cilantro Chutney

Chutney is a big hit at our house, even the kids enjoy it! There are so many variations of chutney, for instance there’s mint chutney, mango chutney, and etc. At our house, we try to keep things simple to suit our busy lifestyle, and that’s why I prefer to make cilantro chutney- because it only takes 3 minutes to make!

I call this chutney ‘rustic’ because instead of using an electrical kitchen device, I use a mortar and pestle to grind the cilantro leaves; thus bringing back the element of the Pakistani village that both of my parents grew up in. The chutney itself is not a smooth mixture- it’s chunky and well…rustic looking! In our household, we eat this chutney with chicken, fish, curried vegetables, and rice; in other words, pretty much with anything!



A handful of cilantro (coriander)
1 green chilli pepper
1 ½ cups of plain yogurt
½ tsp of salt
1 tbsp of vinegar


In a mortar, crush the leaves of the cilantro with the the green chilli pepper.
Transfer the mixture into a bowl and add the yogurt, salt, and vinegar.
Mix well, and enjoy!

If you are serving this to children, you can always adjust the spiciness by adding more yogurt or putting in half of a green chilli pepper instead of a whole one.

By Sumaira Zaheer

5 Comments on Guest Post: Rustic Cilantro Chutney

  1. MyNinjaNaan
    January 8, 2015 at 11:30 pm (4 years ago)

    Wonderful collaboration ladies! And Sumaira, I LOVEEEE cilantro anything! Especially chutney 🙂

    • Sumaira Zaheer
      January 10, 2015 at 9:16 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks sis 🙂 It’s funny because my kids don’t like cilantro in any dish except for chutney! Ahhh kids, LOL!

    • modestmunchies
      February 23, 2015 at 9:27 pm (4 years ago)

      me too! Let’s get together and eat coriander, wait I mean cilantro! I totally love that word by the way! Cilantro! Sorry, just had to say it again.

  2. Sumaira Zaheer
    January 10, 2015 at 9:17 am (4 years ago)

    Thanks for allowing me to share my recipe on here Faaiza! I’m looking forward to reading the other guest posts 🙂

    • modestmunchies
      February 23, 2015 at 9:26 pm (4 years ago)

      You are most welcome. Thank you for guest posting.


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