April 12, 2018

Mango Ginger & Brahmi Leaves / Maa Inji & Vallarai Keerai Chutney / Chutney Recipe - 67 / #100chutneys

Brahmi leaves which is also popularly known as Vallarai keerai in Tamil Nadu have huge health benefits and offlate, the usage of these leaves have been increased in many families. Since I don't get such types of leaves near my place, my mom brought few medicinal herbs from Chennai. Yes ! You guessed it right :) Many more interesting and healthy chutney were going to get posted in the upcoming series. Brahmi leaves are considered as Natural Brain Tonic. It helps to increase mental clarity and focus. Apart from these, it is used to regulate blood circulation, regulate smooth functioning of lungs and kidney, relieves stress and tension, cures hyper activity disorders and many more. Using these amazing leaves , I have prepared a tasty chutney along with Mango ginger and two varieties of dal. Mango ginger is called as Maa Inji in Tamil and Aam Haldi in Hindi. It looks like ginger but tastes like Mango. Mango ginger also have lots of medicinal benefits like relieving digestion problem, curing cough and cold, relieves inflammation etc. Using both the medicinal ingredients, prepared a delicious chutney to serve with a plain rice, Idly or Dosa. Adjust the quantity of chilli according to taste bud.

Ingredients :

2 Tsp Oil ( I have used Gingelly oil )
2 Tbsp Chana dal
1 Tbsp Urad dal
2 Garlic pods
1 1/2 Cups Vallarai Keerai / Brahmi leaves, chopped
1/4 Cup Mango Ginger /Maa Inji, finely chopped
3 Dry red chillies ( Adjust according to taste bud )
Salt to taste

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add chana dal followed by urad dal, garlic pods and dry red chillies.

Fry and add the chopped mango - ginger followed by the chopped brahmi leaves.

Saute until the leaves get cooked.

Cool and grind into fine paste by adding salt and water.

Transfer it to a bowl and serve.

Serving Options :

Serve with Rice, Idly or Dosa.

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