Doon Chetin

Kashmiri Walnut Chutney

  • PREP TIME: 8 minutes
  • COOK TIME : 5 minutes
  • SERVES: 6 Pax
  • CUISINE: Kashmiri
  • COURSE: Pickles, Jams, Chutneys

A Spicy, Nutty, Creamy and flavourful kashmiri chutney prepared with walnuts, onion, chillies and curd.

Ingredients and Quantity

  • Walnuts-130 gm.
  • Onions (Roughly chopped)-01 no.
  • Green Chillies (Deseeded and roughly chopped)-01 no.
  • Hung curd-¾ th cup.
  • Black cumin (Shahi Jeera) powder- ½ gm
  • Red Chilli Powder (Kashmiri)-½ tsp.
  • Salt-to taste
For Garnish
  • Dried mint: ¼ th tsp. (Optional)


  1. Boil the walnuts till in water, till soft. Discard the water. Cool the walnuts and keep aside
  2. Grind the onions and green chillies together to a smooth paste.
  3. Add the walnuts and grind again for 30 to 40 seconds.
  4. Add the hung curd, black cumin and red chilli powder. Add salt. Blend well.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a bowl.
  6. Serve.

Chef Tips

  1. You may garnish with dried mint.
  2. If you do not prefer mint leaves garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  3. You may serve the Doon Chetin as it is, that is without a garnish.
  4. Check the aroma of walnuts as they tend to become rancid if not stored properly.