Monday, May 11, 2009

MINT TAMARIND SWEET FLAVOUEDCHUTNEY

Green leafy vegetables are nature gift to us,mainly for women,today most of the women are anemic,iron plays any important role for the formation of haemoglobin rad cells,leafy veggies got lot of sources of iron,thus eat more curries made of green leafy veg.They also got calcium,iron,beta carotene,vitamin C,So please include 50 grams in your daily diet for each member in the family.
Mint (pudina) botanically named as Mentha spicata also got lot of medicinal values.If their are chances of abortion i.e., continuous bleeding smell fresh mint continuously by placing it in a cloth and knot it. visit your doctor immediately.I read this from ayurvedic book.Mint was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach pain and pain in the chest., and it is commonly used in the form of tea as a ayurvedic tip to help alleviate stomach pain. , powdered mint leaves were used for whitening the teeth. Also helps in digestion.Mint is a perennial plant which grows through out the year.
I am making mint tamarind sweet flavoured chutney.This is my entry for sowmyahttp://creativesaga.blogspot.com/ for the event of SWC-cooking with greens event.

INGREDIENTS:
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  1. Mint leaves-fistfull
  2. Tamarind-lemon size
  3. Green chilis indian variety-5 to 6
  4. Sugar-1 1/2 table spoon
  5. Salt-to taste
  6. Oil-for seasoning
  7. Cumin-1 teaspoon
  8. mustard seeds-1 teaspoon
  9. Ura dal- 1 tablespoon
  10. Chenadal-1/2 tablespoon
  11. Dhaniya-2 teaspoons
  12. Chopped onion-2 table spoons


METHOD:
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  1. Heat oil in a pan ,add cumin, Dhaniya,urad dal and chana dal,make it golden brown,and cool the mixture.
  2. Now add mint leaves,and chopped chili's and fry.
  3. Soak tamarind in water and keep a side.
  4. Now place seasoning,run the jar until get powdered,then add mint chili mixture and grind.
  5. Finally add salt,tamarind,and sugar make to a fine paste.
  6. Now heat oil in a pan then add cumin,mustard and onion and cook until done.
  7. Add the onion mixture to the above paste.
  8. Serve with rice or roti.
  9. It is a traditional recipe ,tastes really yummy.