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Green Garlic Coriander Chutney

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Green garlic chutney never ceases to delight me with its mild garlicky flavour and soothing green colour. This heart-friendly garlic greens have many health benefits as it is rich in iron, acts as antibiotic and also it boosts immunity.

How to make Green Garlic Coriander Chutney?

During winters, when the garlic greens are available in abundance, I use them to substitute garlic in almost every recipe like parathas, chutneys, subjis, dals, dips, salads, soups, savoury bakes and more. Most of the time, it’s straight from the garden, so fresh and tasting absolutely delectable that we end up relishing it with every meal.

This chutney recipe is simple to prepare using very few ingredients available in our pantry. It stays fresh for 4-5 days when stored in refrigerator. It can be used as a condiment to any dish in place of usual green chutney.

Ingredients

  1. Green Garlic Leaves – 1 cup, chopped (tender garlic bulbs can also be included)
  2. Fresh Coriander Leaves – a handful, chopped
  3. Green Chillies – 2 or 3 (as per taste)
  4. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  5. Salt to taste

Method

  • Wash and chop the green garlic leaves, its tender garlic bulbs, coriander and green chillies.
  • Blend it into a smooth paste along with salt and lemon juice. 
  • Use 1 or 2 ice cubes instead of water to blend the chutney. This method
    enhances the green colour in the chutney for a longer time. 
  • Transfer it to a clean and dry container and store it in fridge. 
  • Yummy and healthy green garlic chutney is ready in a jiffy!

Notes

  • When green garlic leaves are not available, use garlic cloves and
    increase the quantity of coriander.
  • Growing your own garlic in your backyard or in a pot is an ideal option
    to relish this healthy chutney frequently.

For more delicious chutney recipes, plz check out Thenga Paruppu Thogaiyal, Chia Seeds Chutney, Puzhimilagai, Getti chutney.


Happy Cooking! 

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Chia Seeds Idly powder | Milagai Podi

Idly powder/ Milagai Podi is a quintessential condiment in every South Indian household. It is made in bulk quantity and relished on a daily basis.

The usual version of idly powder has black urad dal, chana dal, sesame seeds, red chillies, hing and curry leaves. But here, in order to incorporate a superfood in my daily menu, I have used Organic Raw Chia Seeds in place of sesame seeds. Chia Seeds are rich in Omega-3 & Omega-6 essential fatty acids, protein and dietary fiber and enhances the nutrient content of the dish greatly. The Milagai Podi can be prepared in bulk and stored in air-tight box for good about 2-3 months. Commonly, idly powder is mixed with sesame / til oil and consumed in the form of a paste as an accompaniment to tiffin varieties. Another interesting way is to smear the podi paste on idly or dosa. This is an ideal option for tiffin box or for packed travel food as the podi and oil coated tiffin stays fresh for a long time.

Ingredients

  • Black urad dal – 1 cup, splitted
  • Chana dal – ½ cup
  • Raw chia seeds – ¼ cup
  • Dry red chilies – 25 to 30 nos
  • Asafoetida / Hing- 2 to 3 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 2 to 6 twigs, torn into pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar – ½ tsp (optional)
  • cooking oil – 1 to 2 tsp (Preferably sesame oil)

Method

  • Roast black urad dal, chana dal, dry red chilies and curry leaves one by one with little amount of oil till they are crisp and golden in colour.
  • Chia seeds can be grounded raw (Grounded form of raw chia seeds helps in the optimal absorption of nutrients in our body).
  • Bring the roasted ingredients to room temperature.
  • Grind it into a coarse powder along with chia seeds, asafoetida, sugar and salt.
  • Transfer it to a large bowl and mix well.
  • Store it in an air-tight container to keep the flavours intact.
  • Relish this podi with idly, dosa and upma varieties.

Notes

  • Few interesting ways of using this podi…
  • For preparing podi idly, make a paste of Chia seeds Idly powder with oil/ghee and smear it on both the sides of idly. Serve hot with curd.
  • For onion podi dosa, sprinkle a tsp of Chia seeds Idly powder and chopped onion over the dosa on one side. Flip and toast both the sides till golden.
  • To have it along with plain idly, dosa or upma, just mix the required amount of Chia seeds Idly powder with sesame oil/desi ghee and relish.

For more recipes with Chia Seeds, plz checkout Almond Chia Seeds Laddu, Cold Cucumber Mint Soup with Chia Seeds.

Happy Cooking!