- Chutney is a popular relish from India
- Chutney can be made with a combination of ingredients
- You can also make your chutney with super healthy ingredients
The Indian way of making healthy foods, herbs and spices part of our daily diet has always been a fascinating topic for us. You may have seen your grandmothers sneak into the extra veggies in your khichdi, or add those extra nuts and seeds to your ladoos, and you may have wondered too. Diet alone cannot replace medicine, but it can cure in several ways. Chutney, a popular Indian condiment or relish made from a mixture of fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs, is a simple and ingenious way to give an instant face lift to a boring meal. In addition, it could add nutritional value to your meal as well. Here are some toothy chutney recipes that are hugely healthy, too.
Here are 6 healthy chutney recipes that you would love to add to your diet
1. Pudine Aur Haldi Chutney
Let’s admit, it took a global pandemic before we realized the value of our powerful spices and herbs. I think we wouldn’t be shy about reconsidering our roots from now on. This lively chutney, made from the always refreshing pudina and the always healthy haldi. Haldi could do wonders for your immunity, skin, diabetes, and weight control. Here is a recipe that you should try.
2. Tomato and Garlic Chutney
Not one, but two superfoods come together to make this lip smacking chutney. It’s tangy, hot and an absolute crowd puller. Tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene and various antioxidants. Garlic is famous for its antiviral and anti-inflammatory compounds. This chutney has been a hit for centuries. Here is a fabulous recipe that you have been looking for.
3. Basil chutney
The freshness of basil has made it one of the most valuable herbs in the world. It is good that it is also such a strong package of all things healthy and good. A whimsical mix of basil onions, ginger, coriander, and apples, this toothy chutney is so good that each serving seems to be less. Click here for the recipe.
4. Dal Ki Chutney
They Say You Should Load Up Protein But There Are Only So Many Ways You Can Eat Your Dal? Unless you want to get a little more creative. This thick, protein-rich chutney has the goodness of not one or two but four dals – Moong, Urad, Chana, and Arhar. Adding the zippy kick is Dhaniya, Imli and Heeng. This chutney is nothing more than anything you had before. Here is the recipe.
5. Khajoor Ki Chutney
Khajoor or dates have long been valued for their health benefits, they are also considered good diabetes. Khajoor Ki Chutney is a sweet and sour chutney made from soaked dates, tamarind, ginger powder and chili powder. It is ideal for your chaat preparations. Click here for the recipe.
It’s bitter, it’s spicy, but it’s also one of the healthiest superfoods we’ve known forever. If the bitterness is too great for the palate, try this neem ki chutney, which also has the goodness of jaggery to offset the strong bitter taste of neem. Make sure you wash the neem leaves beforehand. Neem leaves have antipyretic, antiviral, and antifungal properties. It’s also perfect for your skin and hair. Here is the recipe.
Try these recipes and let us know which one you liked the most.
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About Sushmita SenguptaSushmita has a strong penchant for food and loves all things good, cheesy, and greasy. Her favorite hobbies other than discussing food include reading, watching movies, and television.