Friday, July 15, 2016

Brahmi (Timare /ondelaga ) Chutney Recipe

Brahmi /Ondelaga is a herb found in many parts of India which is used in Ayurveda. Most important it is used in Indian cooking too. My grandma used to tell me consumption of this herb helps to improve memory power.

Today's recipe is "Brahmi Chutney" ,traditional recipe of udupi-mangalore which is passed to me by my amma. This is a coconut based recipe. 

This is a good article by Dr.Hebbar which talks about benefits , side effects of  Brahmi ""

Ingredients :
handful of brahmi/ondelaga
salt to taste
1/4 cup of fresh grated coconut 
very little tamarind (size of a grape)

Version 1:
2-3 green chilly ( increase if you want spicy)

Version 2:
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
3-4  black pepper corns ( increase if you want spicy)

For Seasoning:
1 tsp ghee
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (optional)
8-10 curry leaves
1-2 dry red chilly broken

How To Prepare ?

  • Wash the brahmi along with its root  and keep it aside.
  • Add grated coconut,salt,brahmi and ingredients mentioned under Version1 OR Version2 into a mixie jar. [ Please don't add ingredients of both version!!!].
  • Grind everything into a paste along with little water.
  • Prepare the seasoning in a separate pan. Heat ghee, add in mustard seeds... after mustard seed pops out add in rest of the ingredients mentioned under seasoning. Fry till urad dal changes its color little bit. Pour this hot seasoning on top of chutney .Mix well before you serve. Goes well with hot rice.

Notes/Alternative :
  • You can also shallow fry 6-8 black pepper corns and add it to the chutney as part of the seasoning at the end. People who love pepper will enjoy the roasted pepper along with chutney.

Thanks so much for going through my recipe.Kindly get back to me with your comments. .Please do share it with your friends and family if you like the recipe :-)

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