(Last Updated on : 22/09/2014)
Ayurvedic Coconut Chutney is a nutritious food item consumed mainly in South India. The primary ingredients for preparing this delicious recipe comprise of ginger, coconut, chilli, coriander leaves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ghee, hing, salt and curry leaves. This mild dish is easy to make and can be prepared at home. It can be readied in minutes. Ayurvedic Coconut Chutney can be served with South Indian snacks like medu vada, dosas
Ingredients of Ayurvedic Coconut Chutney
One and half inch piece of fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped
Two cups of unsweetened and shredded coconut
Half green chilli chopped
Two cups of water
One tablespoon of fresh coriander leaves
Half teaspoon of black mustard seeds
Half teaspoon of cumin seeds
Two tablespoon of ghee
A pinch of hing
Half of a fresh lime
One-fourth teaspoon of salt
Four fresh curry leaves
Method of Preparing Ayurvedic Coconut Chutney
To prepare Ayurvedic coconut chutney, blend coconut along with ginger, green chilly and coriander.
Add water and blend till it forms a smooth fine paste.
On the other side, heat the saucepan on medium fire and add ghee, mustard seeds and cumin seeds along with hing and curry leaves. Stir gently until the seeds pop.
Pour the spices in to the blended mixture, squeeze limejuice, stir in salt and mix it gently.
Store in a cool place and finish it within two to three days.
Note: People with Kapha
dosha can increase hing, chillies and mustard seeds.
Benefits of Ayurvedic Coconut Chutney
Ayurvedic coconut chutney is good for health as the main ingredient which is coconut is a storehouse of innumerable health benefits. Some of them are as follows:
Coconut has cooling properties and hence good for Pitta dosha.
Coconut can kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites as it is antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic.
It improves immunity.
It helps to treat illnesses such as influenza, urinary tract infections, tapeworms, herpes, gonorrhea, and bronchitis.
Coconut can cure skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.