Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Jeera Chutney - Jeeraga Chutney - Jelakara Chutney

Jeera Chutney
One of my friends was down with a severe bout of indigestion. I came to know if it pretty late, after about 10 days and she was still not ok. In an effort to bring her back to normalcy, I made Jeera Chutney.

In my family, I was the one who was prone to indigestion troubles. It would start with a mild stomach pain and go on to fever... The first thing my mom used to make during these days was Jeera Chutney. Jeera chutney along with soft white idlies used to taste like amrutham! And jeera chutney is much better than bitter kashayams... It aids in digestion, is easy on the stomach and definitely tastes good...

Recipe:

Jeera - 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Onion - 1 + 3/4 of a medium onion
Garlic - 2 medium flakes
Dry Red Chillies - 4
Dhaniya Seeds- 2 teaspoons
Tamarind - 1 lime sized ball
Curry Leaves - 6 to 7
Salt - As per taste

Heat the jeera lightly. Roast red chillies and dhaniya seperately. Fry onion and garlic in a little oil. Grind everything together with tamarind, curry leaves and salt.
Jeera tends to become bitter when roasted for a long time. So, just heat it lightly. I tend to use a bit more tamarind in this recipe. Adjust the quantity of tamarind according to your taste.

18 comments:

Meena Kandlakuti said...

chandrika..its a nice recipe.jeera chtney i have never heard it.even i have gastric problem little..hoep that will solve by this recipe.thanks for sharing.Anyways i have tagged you for next food meme..do check my blog

Selvi said...

Thank you for the recipe. I am going to try it for sure.

Prema Sundar said...

Thanks for the jeera chutney chandrika. never heard of jeera chutney before.. nice and easy recipe.

Krithika said...

This is a great recipe. Never thought of adding jeera to my chutneys. Thanks for this recipe

Anonymous said...

A good recipe to write down and keep. Thank you Chandrika.

Menu Today said...

Hi Chandrika,
Jeera chutney is new to me. Thanks for sharing medicinal chutney.It will try it one day.

HariPriya said...

thnk u vry much for the recipe..i also suffer from indigestion problems...

shammi said...

Jeera chutney sounds dee-lish! I'll probably make it tonight - will let you know how it turns out! :)

shilpa said...

Never heard it before. Will try soon.

mandira said...

a good recipe for keeps. Next time anyone if down with stomach problems, I will make this... thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Haven't had this before....but i love a good chutney...so it's definitely something to try out.

sudhav said...

Chandrika..i dont know what happened to my previous comment..thanks for this recipe..im gonna try this recipe on saturday..it looks so yummy..

Foodie's Hope said...

What a nice friend you are!!:))))Chutney looks delicious and medicinal too, thank you so much!!

Saffron said...

oh my! my mouth is watering already. I love chutneys of all kinds and this looks yumm...and it is healthy as well? wow!

Chandrika said...

Thank you Meena and I will play the meme soon..And use the chutney in moderation as it can increase body heat...

You are welcome, Selvi. Hope you like it.

Do try it Prema and you are welcome..

Thanks, Krithika...Just a bit of jeera in chutnies goes a long way tastewise and healthwise...

Thanks for the compliment Archana... :-)

You are most welcome, MT. Do try it and let me know...

Haripriya, hope this chutney helps u...But don't use a lot, as it has a tendency to increase body heat...

Welcome Shammi! And hope you like the recipe...

Thanks for dropping by Shilpa..Do give it a try...

Thanks Mandira, the recipe is really good for stomach problems...

Ya, Jayashree, apart from my family, I too haven't heard it elsewhere...Hope you like it...

Sudha, I have published all your comments...Maybe there's some problem with blogger.. :-) Do let me know how it turns out...

Thanks Asha..That was sweet!! :-))

Saffron, thanks for the kind compliments...Wish I could send some chutney across... :-)

Lera said...

Nice chutney to try for tomorow's BF..Thanks:)

Swetha said...

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av said...

Wow ! It really worked. I omitted the garlic, and added some jaggery, ginger, asafoetida,few pepper and more curry leaves (all raw) while grinding. Tastes Great. Thanks for the recipe.