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December 9, 2011

CORIANDER LEAVES CHUTNEY- RESTAURANT STYLE

I call this chutney as hotel chutney. I’ve already posted hotel white and red chutney. This is also the same as white chutney but i add little coriander leaves. U can combine mint & coriander leaves in equal ratio and try the same. It tastes great with idly.I've given two versions. Please refer the notes section for the second version.Let’s go to the recipe..

green chutney hotel style


INGREDIENTS
  • Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Green chilly – 3 - 4 nos
  • Dalia/ fried gram dal / pottukadalai – 1 tsp (optional)
  • Coriander leaves – 1/4 bunch
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch
  • Garlic cloves – 2 nos
  • Tamarind - 1 small piece OR
  • Lime juice – As needed (optional – Add lime juice if chutney is spicy – i dint add)
  • Salt & water – As reqd.
To temper:
  • Cooking oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly – 1 no (pinched into two)
  • Curry leaves – A few

METHOD


  1. Take all the ingredients given above and grind it to a smooth paste by adding sufficient water.
  2. In a kadai, temper all the items given under “to temper”. Add to chutney.
  3. Serve with idly adding sesame oil.


NOTE:
  • To get a good green colored chutney , Just saute the coriander & mint leaves in little oil for sometime and then grind with other ingredients.
  • I make the same chutney in another way too..
METHOD - 2 

 I add little oil in a kadai and saute the green chillies, mint& coriander leaves , little dalia and finally coconut. Just saute everything one by one , mix well and grind together with salt and water.Do the seasoning.. This is also a restaurant style green chutney . Do try this way too :)

  • The same chutney can be done using mint leaves or coriander leaves alone. 
  • U can try the second method by just sauteing the leaves alone and grind with the other things raw. 
  • At the end , add little lime juice for tanginess.



hotel green chutney



KITCHEN CLINIC
CORIANDER LEAVES

The Health Benefits of Cilantro

List of Cilantro Benefits:
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory capacities that may help symptoms of arthritis
  • Protective agents against bacterial infection from Salmonella in food products
  • Acts to increase HDL cholesterol (the good kind), and reduces LDL cholesterol (the bad kind)
  • Relief for stomach gas, prevention of flatulence and an overall digestive aid
  • Wards off urinary tract infections
  • Helps reduce feelings of nausea
  • Eases hormonal mood swings associated with menstruation
  • Has been shown to reduce menstrual cramping.
  • Adds fiber to the digestive tract
  • A source of iron, magnesium, and is helpful in fighting anemia
  • Gives relief for diarrhea, especially if caused by microbial or fungal infections
  • Helps promote healthy liver function.
  • Reduces minor swelling
  • Strong general antioxidant properties
  • Disinfects and helps detoxify the body
  • Stimulates the endocrine glands
  • Helps with insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar
  • Acts as a natural anti-septic and anti-fungal agent for skin disorders like fungal infections and eczema
  • Contains immune-boosting properties
  • Acts as an expectorant
  • Helps ease conjunctivitis, as well as eye-aging, macular degeneration, and other stressors on the eyes.
    • Blood Sugar: Due the stimulating effect of cumin on the endocrine glands, the secretion of insulin is increased from pancreas which increases the insulin level in the blood, thereby helping proper assimilation and absorption of sugar and resultant fall in the sugar level in the blood. This property is very beneficial for the diabetes patients and others too.
    • Other benefits: Still want more from it? You get it! Coriander helps cure ulcer, inflammation, spasm and acts as an expectorant, protects and soothes liver. It is anti-carcinogenic, anti-convulsant, anti-histaminic and hypnotic. Coriander is believed to be a natural aphrodisiac and previously it was extensively used in certain preparations, combined with other herbs, to enhance libido.

Side Effects or Contraindications of Organic Cilantro

While many sources state that cilantro has little to no adverse side effects, there are some sources that warn that cilantro leaf should not be used during pregnancy, as it may lead to an increase chance of miscarriage in mothers, or may reduce chances of conception in women trying to become pregnant. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult with your health care provider before consuming cilantro in any form

26 comments:

  1. yummy chutney....love the color...
    very informative post...thanks for sharing

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  2. delicious chutney goes very well with idly..thanks for sharing the info..

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  3. love its vibrant color...my fav chutney too...excellent recipe, thanks for sharing with its health benefits...


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  4. Tempting chutney..love the color

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  5. My fav chutney, cant take my eyes from those idli topped with green chutney,yumm.

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  6. wow...iam drooling here so tempting....

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  7. chutney looks awesome... very informative post... thanks for sharing..

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  8. I make pretty much the same way except garlic, probably i should try next time, looks yummy over the idlis!

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  9. Flavorful chutney...lovely color...

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  10. love this chutney....
    adding ginger and garlic sounds new to me...
    nice clicks with idli's chitra :)

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  11. Lovely chutney and sure goes well with idlis. Nice clicks

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  12. Chutney looks amazing, perfect with idli

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  14. I can have few more dosas or iddles with these definitely yummy:)

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  15. Simply love this chutney with idli.
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  16. Yummy chutney for dosa & idli's...

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  17. this chutney makes an appearance in my kitchen atleats twice a month. Its a great recipe. AnzzCafe has completed one year of blogging.. Its been a very eventful and fulfilling journey. Thank you for your support and words of encouragement without which it would not have been possible. Thank You..!

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