CHUTNEY DAY by RUSHINA GHILDIYAL is a great way to find out more about this condiment that has been ruling India since centuries and the rest of the world too lately…
In India Chutneys are made with fresh ingredients like coriander, chillies, coconut, as also dates & tamarind that can be kept for some days in the fridge and had it along side the food or the snacks or even applied on breads to make a sandwich… it is such a versatile condiment and is now popular throughout the world.
For the Chutney Day, I am going to use some fresh ingredients which have a major significance in Ayurveda & Naturopathy as I am a great Fan of these Indian Sciences which have been here since Centuries & are so precise…
Today I am going to be sharing my recipe of the Curry leaves Chutney which is not only delicious but also very healthy; makes your food more appetizing…
Ayurveda gives a lot of importance to Curry leaves especially for the treatment of Diabetes… Curry leaves are used in most of Indian regional food and the benefits are manifold…. They help your heart function better,fight infections, good for your liver and for glowing skin and shining hair…
For the Curry leaves Chutney :
1 cup curry leaves ( very fresh & green) + 12 leaves
Half cup fresh grated coconut
1/4 cup Chana Dalia
1 tbsp til / sesame seeds ( white)
1tsp udad dal/ split white gram
2 green chillies
A small piece of Ginger
1 TSP Ghee/ Clarified Butter( can add more if u like)
Juice of half a lemon
Half to 1 cup of water
Salt to taste
In a frying pan, heat the ghee, add the split white gram/ udad dal, sesame seeds, Chana Dalia & stir-fry for a minute
Add the fresh grated coconut, 1cup curry leaves & stir-fry for a minute again
Allow to cool
Remove the above mix in a mixer jar, add salt, lemon juice, 12 fresh curry leaves,ginger, water & blend well…
The Curry leaves Chutney is ready to be served…
You can serve this along with any snacks or meals, also tastes good with Idli or Dosa as well as a dip for your salad or crackers..
I love this Chutney which is both Healthy & Delicious.. You will too!!!