Spinach walnut dip/chutney

Spinach walnut chutney


Generally Chutney/Dip sauce ingredients are sauted in vegetable oil and ground in the blenders/food processors. They are added to meals for flavour.

Palak/spinach chutney is an awesome dip with unique taste. In this recipe spinach and spices are sauted in oil and blend to a sauce with walnuts and lemon juice.Β  Using walnut is a variation in this dip, traditionally fresh coconut is used but using walnut adds nutty taste to the sauce.

Relish this with idli/dosa/steamed rice.

Preparation time: 10mins
Cooking time: 10mins


  • Spinach blanched -250 gms
  • Crushed walnut-1/2cup
  • Chopped Green chilli-2num
  • Chopped Garlic- 2cloves
  • Lemon juice-2tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Oil-2tsp


  • Heat oil in the pan add cumin seeds, green chillies, garlic and saute for a minute.
  • Add spinach and saute until the water evaporates (approx. 2-3minutes) and allow it to cool.
  • Place sauted mixture, walnuts, salt, lime juice in the food processor and pulse several times until coarsely crushed. Scrape sides of the processor from time to time. Process continuously until it is smooth.

Serve with dosa/idli /chapathi/rice.


  • You can replace walnut with grated fresh/ desiccated coconut.
  • Peanuts can also be used.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on August 4, 2014, in Dips, Dips, Indian, International and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. Oh, I love walnuts, so I would like to try this one. I usually prefer toasted walnuts because of that extra taste, but are you using raw walnuts here?


  2. Walnut gives good texture to the chutney na.. Once I was out of peanut and did coriander chutney with walnut:-) nice spinach dip dear


  3. Very nice dip and it goes so well with the cornmeal dumplings or idli. I think I would love that spinach sauteed with the spices and aromatics with a bowl of rice


  4. That looks like a lovely dip! πŸ™‚


  5. Cool , I can have it withhot idli’s , never thought of spinach chutney , nice idea dear


  6. Spinach with coconut seems interesting.


  7. Hi Chitra! This is the second chutney I have seen today and I have really been wanting to try some…never have before. I like the combination of flavors you have going on!


  8. Good morning !
    Thanks for you visit and like !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚



  9. A very different chutney recipe. Thumbs up! πŸ™‚


  10. Heyyy this is soo yummy. I used to have such a cookie pie from a restaurant here in Kuwait. I loove it. Great! Now i have the recipe too. πŸ™‚


  11. Love this healthy dip ❀


  12. Love all your recipes. I am all game to try some of them soon. Thanks for sharing and thank you too for stopping by to like mine. All the best !


  13. What a lovely and yummy looking blog! Thank you for following my mishmash of a blog. I hope you will visit often and feel always welcomed. I look forward to future posts from you.


  14. Great choice! I bet it would be wonderful with the peanuts too πŸ™‚


  15. This sounds amazing! I love,love Indian food thanks for sharing πŸ˜‰


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