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Friday, 12 April 2013

MINT(PUDINA) - GARLIC CHUTNEY


 Mint-Garlic  chutney is a great appetizer. It can pep up the meals. Tastes great with rice and daal and  paranthas. It makes lovely sandwiches too. Butter the bread slices and spread a spoonful of mint chutney, the sandwiches taste amazing. Tastes great with cheese spread too!
Mint chutney can be made in bulk, stored in a glass bottle and refrigerated. It can be used for two three days.
It goes well with all types of snacks.
Mint is good for the digestive system. It relieves flatulence and stomach aches. Mint is useful in strengthening the stomach and promoting its action and also counteracting spasmodic disorders. It forms an ingredient of most drugs prescribed for stomach ailments because of its digestive properties. It is good for liver and helps dissolve gravel in kidneys and bladder.
Garlic is a powerful anti- biotic. It also has anti viral and anti fungal properties. Garlic kills the harmful bacteria in the intestines and promotes the growth of the intestinal micro flora. It is helpful in diarrhea, gastroenteritis, colitis, intestinal infections and flatulence. It promotes the overall well being of the intestines

MINT(PUDINA) GARLIC CHUTNEY
Ingredients
2 cups packed mint leaves
8 buds of garlic
4 tablespoons amchur powder (dried mango powder)
3 tablespoons sugar
¾ teaspoon salt
2-3 green chillies (optional)
Slightly  less than ¼ cup of water.
Method
Wash and clean the mint leaves
Peel the garlic buds
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
My notes : replace amchur powder with a raw mango if  available.

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