Fresh chilli chutney recipe

This is a fresh chutney because the chillies are chopped, and everything only comes together when you are about to serve. It is a simple way to add a bit of heat and flavour to your meal whilst also giving it a kick of health with fresh uncooked ingredients. Chilli, lemon, fresh herbs, and ginger are all ingredients that will provide some health benefits. I like to make this with mild mixed chillies, that way you get the flavour from the pepper without it overpowering the meal. 

The chilli chutney is extremely tasty, with herby flavours and a sweet zingy flavour. The lemon juice kind of cooks the raw chutney, and a spoonful of this over a plain tomato pasta will really bring it to life. It would pair well with prawns and could easily be added to a seafood sauce or put some on homemade flatbread or poppadom to enhance the flavour. This fresh chilli chutney can be made in as little or as 5 minutes or less, it is simplicity at its best. The type of herbs you use are very forgiving, we have tried this with mint, parsley and coriander and the best comes down to your personal preference, our favourite is coriander because we love the freshness that it brings. 


  • Green or red chilli (1/2 cup)
  • Chopped fresh mint, parsley or coriander (1/2 cup) 
  • Lime or lemon juice (1 tbsp)
  • Fresh ginger (1 tsp)
  • Salt


Wash the chillies, then cut off the stalks and finely chop them. Chop the fresh mint and ginger, then mix the rest of the ingredients 20 minutes before serving. 


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