Brahmi Chutney

Brahmi Chutney

During shopping in last week, from the vegetable market we got a bunch of these brahmi leaves.I was not sure what to do with this.The shopkeeper told that we can make chutney out of this and it is very good for kids. So I searched and got some information about this.It is also known as centella and gotu kola and some referred this as brahmi. But actually brahmi plant is Bacopa. Both these are medicinal herbs and affect the central nervous system.

This small brahmi leaves have amazing medicinal and nutritional values. It is a medicinal herb and has the power to cure many diseases.It has rich amount of vitamins and minerals.It is an excellent brain and nerve stimulant, promotes mental health and helps improves memory,purifies blood,strengthens the immune system.This chutney you can serve as a side dish for rice, dosa and idli.

Ingredients

  • Brahmi leaves – 1 cup
  • Sesame oil – 1  tablespoon
  • Urad dal – 2 tablespoon
  • Red chilly – 3
  • Shallots – 10
  • Tamarind – peas sized ball
  • Grated coconut – 2 tablespoon

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add urad dal and red chillies.
    When urad dal turns golden brown, remove the dal and chillies from the pan and keep it aside.
  2. In the same pan, add the small onions and saute until it turns transparent. Add the cleaned brahmi leaves and saute on low heat until it wilts and the raw flavor goes.
  3. Add coconut, salt, tamarind and saute for a few more minutes. Add the dal and red chillies back to the pan and switch off the heat.
  4. Once it cools, grind it a little coarse with needed salt adding very less water.

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Sumith Babu says:

    Wow sounds very tasty!

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  2. Sumith Babu says:

    Used to have it as a medicine. Heard it’s very good for nervous system and the brain.

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  3. swati Paathak says:

    Yummy Recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      you are welcome

      Like

  4. srividhya says:

    Healthy and yummy. Love these chutneys.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Yummy recipe Anu…😊…nice way of adding such nutritious leaves in diet😊

    Liked by 1 person

  6. H Anu, this is a new thing for me, I have not seen it.
    Happy Diwali to you and your family.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      Thank you 🙂
      Wish you the same..

      Like

  7. It also cures illness and it is also used in many brain tonics.

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