Mint paste refers to a thick paste prepared by blending washed and chopped mint leaves in a blender with or without salt and other spices. A little amount of water may have to be added to impart the desired consistency. The mint paste can be easily prepared at home by blending the mint leaves along with coriander leaves, green chillies, garlic , salt and sugar. Coconut or tamarind pulp may also be added as per recipe requirement. Mint paste is the base for various chutneys and is usually used as a cool and tasty spread for sandwiches.