I love chutneys! They are such a great way to include more herbs and healthy things in your diet, which we often neglect or forget to have. Not only that, they taste delicious too and are usually easy to make.
I keep at least one chutney ready for dinner every day. My usual favourites are mild peanut chutney and spicy coriander chutney and at times coconut chutney depending on the meal I am preparing. and my latest favourite is this raw green mango coconut chutney which is bursting with exotic flavours.
This amla dhaniya pudina chutney is another quick and super healthy side that you can prepare in a jiffy. There is not even a recipe to be honest, just blending everything together makes it. And you can keep the proportion of things as per your own taste so even thats not a worry.
Amla is such a neglected superfood. Though I am sure its just a matter of time and it will come into the sway soon. Also known as Indian Gooseberry, this is one fruit that packs many health benefits into a really small package. It is rich in vitamin C & packed with antioxidants, fibre and minerals like calcium and phosphorus. It has a tangy taste and can be squeezed in your dips and sauces easily.
Mint also is known highly for its antibacterial and immunity boosting properties. It is great for digestion and relieves stress. Read more about health benefits of mint here.
When combined, these three ingredients (Mint, amla and coriander), form a powerful meal accompaniment which is not only refreshing to have, but also ready in no time leaving space for no excuses. This also a zero oil recipe.
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This particular recipe is for fasting time (vrat/ upwas) and no onion garlic has been added to it. But I also make it with onion, garlic and tomato and that gives a completely different (and more flavourful) taste. Try it both ways and let me know which one did you like? :- )
Nutritional info: this is a Vegan + Gluten free recipe. Low in calories and fat. Zero oil used. Excellent source of Vitamin C, antioxidants, minerals and fiber. Boosts immunity and aids in digestion.
Amla mint coriander chutney | Fasting food recipes
This chutney (or any herbs’ chutney) tastes best when eaten fresh. So try not to keep it longer than a day. It wont get bad after that and can be kept in fridge for upto 5 days. But will lose its texture and a bit of flavour.
If you are NOT making this chutney for fasting- I highly recommend adding 1 garlic pod + 1 small onion + 1 small tomato + ½ tsp garam masala and a pinch of asafoetida (heeng) to it. This combo makes a very flavourful chutney.
Some more chutney recipes that you might like:
Maharashtra ki dry peanut chutney (shengdana chutney)