The botanical name of Brahmi is Centella Asiatica. The English name is Indian pennywort, in Tamil, it is called as vallarai keerai and the health benefits of this leaves are amazing. Brahmi is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and sodium, manganese, zinc, calcium and magnesium. Brahmi leaves are good for cognitive development and it improves the concentration and attention. This wonderful leaves can be given to the children in the form of chutney, kootu or thogayal to enhance their memory and performance in studies.
Brahmi leaves are also good in treating stress, depression, digestive problems, etc. You know, because of its medicinal properties, these leaves are widely used in the preparation of ayurvedic medicines.
Cuisine Type: Indian
Ingredients (for 3 people)
Grated coconut: 1 cup
Brahmi leaves: 10
Green chilli: 2
Cumin seeds: ¼ teaspoon
Salt: ¼ teaspoon
Oil: 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds: ½ teaspoon
Urud dal: 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves: 5
- Take the grated coconut in a mixer grinder.
- Along with that, add the Brahmi leaves, green chillis, cumin seeds and salt.
- Grind this into a fine paste.
- Transfer it to a bowl.
- In a frying pan, add oil.
- When it is hot, add mustard, urad dal and curry leaves.
- Pour this over the chutney and mix well.
- Your chutney is ready for your idli, dosa and for rice also.
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Recipe’s health benefits
This leaf has the ability to treat many other problems such as skin disorders, varicose vein, ulc ers etc. Consumption of this herb will improve the haemoglobin level in the blood.
Coconut is one of the most important and widely used ingredients in Indian dishes. Coconut has plenty of health benefits. It consists of fibre, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, magnesium and manganese. Coconut provides instant energy for various activities. It is also good for digestion, and heartburn.
Green chilli gives a delicious taste to the chutney. The calcium content in it is good for bones and teeth. Green chilli is good for the lungs, because of the phytonutrients present in it.
Addition of cumin seeds makes your dish more aromatic. Cumin seeds consist of detoxifying agents such as thymol and phosphorous. It is rich in vitamin E, which is good for healthy and glowing skin.
Mustard seeds not only used to give a nice flavour to the dishes but also it is very important because of its contents like calcium, iron, zinc omega 3 fatty acids, etc.
Vitamin A in curry leaves improves the vision and calcium and iron present in it is good for the bones and improving haemoglobin percentage.
More than the taste, medicinal properties of this chutney is very important. This can be used as a side dish for idli, dosa or rice. Feeding this chutney to the kids is a bit challenging because it is unpleasant to taste. What to do? But it is a necessary and packed with rich nutrients.