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:
Mint 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.