Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sweetened Mint Chutney

Sweetened Mint Chutney is very refreshing, can be had with snacks or main meal.
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 medium onion
2 green chilies
Salt to taste
1 big piece of fresh unripe mango or 1tbsp of dry raw mango powder
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp jaggery

  • Keep the whole onion on a medium flame and roast it till outer skin gets dark.
  • Remove from the fire and peel the onion to remove the outer-burnt skin.
  • Grind the roasted onion with all other ingredients into a smooth paste in a food processor.
  • Chill it before serving with plain dal and roti.

Do You Know:
was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomachaches and chest pains. It also aids digestion. During the Middle Ages, powdered mint leaves were used to whiten teeth. Mint tea is a strong diuretic.
Menthol from mint essential oil is an ingredient of many cosmetics and some perfumes. Menthol and mint essential oil are also much used in medicine as a component of many drugs, and are very popular in aromatherapy.

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