Friday, July 17, 2015

Posted by Mala at 2:00:00 AM 1 comment
Can so much nutrition and health benefits go into a  Chutney???
Yes,it can, if you make this chutney. This chutney has Onion - which detoxifies your body and contains an organic sulphur, which is good for liver; Green bell pepper - which is low in calories, is a great source of fibre and folic acid; Red bell pepper - which has 11 times more beta carotene than green bell pepper has; Tomato - which has many beneficial nutrients and antioxidants and is rich in lycopene; Carrot - which makes you forget your Vitamin A; ,  Yellow Pumpkin which is so renowned for its anti oxidant qualities..... and Coriander leaves - which lowers bad cholesterol and increases HDL (good cholesterol)

                                                                          Onion - 1
                                                  Green bell pepper - a medium sized one
                                                  Red bell pepper - a medium sized one
                                                                          Carrot - 1
                                                                        Tomatoes - 2
                                                       Yellow pumpkin - 1 cup, cubed
                                                 Fresh chopped coriander leaves handful
                                                            Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp
                                                                       Salt to taste

                                                                         For seasoning:
                                                                   Cooking oil - 3 tbsps
                                                                  Hing powder - 1/4 tsp
                                                                 Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
                                                                   Channa dhal - 1 tsp
                                                                 Split urad dhal - 1 tsp
                                                                 Green chilly - 1, slit
                                                                Broken red chillies - 2

                                      Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Breakfast
                                              Prep time: 20mts; Cooking time: 20mts
                                                                         Serves 4

                                                      Vegetables cleaned and chopped

Seasoning done in a kadai

Onions added and sauteed

Green and red bell peppers added

Tomatoes added

After tomatoes become mushy, add carrots, yellow pumpkins,  salt and tamarind paste

After a little while, add the chopped and cleaned coriander leaves also. Keep on slow flame, sprinkle some water, if you want, cover a lid too, so that vegetables get cooked well.

All vegetables cooked to perfection. You can check carrot, if that is cooked, everything will be fine, carrot being the hardest vegetable in this lot.

Chutney ground, after the vegetable mixture cools down completely.
Serve with idlis or dosas. Even kids who are fussy about eating vegetables, love this chutney.
If you serve a superb variety of  Dosa, with this vegetable chutney, which kid will refuse to eat it???



  1. excellent chutney and a very good combination with idli dosai and chappathi and also it went well with bread.bhuvnarajesh


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