Saturday, November 16, 2013

Coriander Leaves Green Chutney

#CorianderGreenChutney : We usually get lots of fresh coriander leaves during winter season. I bought a big bundle of coriander leaves from market yesterday. Generally it is used for garnishing a dish. But the big bundle cannot be consumed that way. I have to find some other way to use it.

Actually we are consuming coriander leaves for its flavour and aroma without knowing its health benefits.

It is a store house of many nutrients which are beneficial to our health. It is a very rich source of Vitamin A, B [ B1, B2, B3, B5. B6, Folate ], C, E and K. It has minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and zinc.
To get all these nutrients we have to try to include this wonder leaves in our daily menu in some form.

It was so fresh that I decided to make a tasty and spicy chutney of coriander leaves with pudina.

Coriander Green Chutney

Ingredients :
Chopped coriander leaves                : 1 Cup
Pudina powder  [mint powder ]        : 1 Tsp
Ginger pieces                                   : 1 TSp
Red chilly                                         : 2 ( adjust )
Urad dhal                                         : 3 Tsp
Coconut scrap                                  : 3 Tsp
Green Chilly                                     : 1
Salt                                                   : 1 Tsp ( adjust )
Lemon juice                                        : 2 Tsp ( adjust )
Oil                                                     : 2 Tsp

Method :
Keep a kadai with a Tsp of oil over slow flame.
Fry red chilly and then roast urad dhal till golden color.
Transfer into a bowl/plate.
Now saute ginger pieces to golden color.
Take all the given ingredients along with roasted items in a mixie jar.
Grind into a smooth paste.

Tasty spicy thuvaiyal is ready.
Transfer into a serving bowl.

This thuvaiyal is a very good side dish for hot pongal.

Coriander thuvaiyal can also be mixed with white rice along with a tsp of gingelly oil ( till/sesamae oil ) and relished with sambar or stir fry / curry.

Note :
 Pudina powder [ Mint powder ] can be made from dried pudina leaves [ mint leaves ].
Pudhina powder can be replaced by fresh pudhina leaves.

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