TAMARIND CHUTNEY (Saunth)
CHUTNEY means to “lick” in India, This chutney is so famous in India that you will see various food stalls across the streets selling street food and this tamarind chutney is a part of every food item in the street food category.
From kids to old people everybody likes this chutney as it is sweet and sour, tangy in taste which immediately enhances the flavour of the food dish.
Many food items are incomplete without this Tamarind chutney
It originated in Africa but also grows in India and Pakistan.
It is in a structure where a seed is covered with tangy pulp. In starting it is green in colour but as it ripens it becomes brown in colour and tangy in taste.
It is usually used for cooking purpose, household purpose and used as a medicine as well.
Tamarind has anti-inflammatory properties it also protects against heart diseases, diabetes problem as well as cancer.
It also has a high content of sugar
HEALTH BENEFITS OF TAMARIND–
( WHY SHOULD WE CONSUME TAMARIND CHUTNEY )
Highly Rich in nutrients: Tamarind is very rich in a variety of vital nutrients. For example, if we eat 100 grams of tamarind in a day, we will get 23% of magnesium and 35% of iron recommended. It also has enough of vitamin C, copper, calcium. It is also rich in antioxidants which is very important if someone wants good health.
Cure Digestion Problem: Imli is highly used in Ayurvedic medicines to restore digestion problems. Tamarind braces up the bile production in the body which leads to faster digestion. It is highly rich in fibre, It is therefore used as a natural cure and works for some cases of diarrhoea problems.
Weight loss miracle: Tamarind carries a high amount of Hydroxy Citric Acid which stops the enzymes in our body from storing fat content. It (acid) also lessens appetite. So, for weight loss, we should eat tamarind.
Reduces inflammation in our body: Tamarind is productive in lessening inflammation as it contains a high level of tartaric acid in it. Studies are conducted that it also suppresses pancreatic tumour growth. It has a variety of health benefits including the cure of diabetes as it is an anti-diabetic source.
Promotes nerve functions: Tamarind contains the B vitamin which is considered a good source for the correct functioning of nerves and as well as the development of muscles. we should make sure to include some amount of tamarind in our diet every day to utilize its benefits.
The health of the heart: Tamarind is absolutely great for our heart as it lowers the level of blood cholesterol and also blood pressure. The potassium content in tamarind helps to lower the blood pressure,
POINTS TO REMEMBER-
- Store in a Glass container
- Store in Refrigerator
- It is made in two ways 1- without boiling, it only lasts for a week 2- with boiling, it lasts for about a month
- If you want to freeze it, It can last up to 5-6 months
DISHES WHERE YOU CAN USE TAMARIND CHUTNEY-
- Dahi Bhalla
- papri chat
- Tikki Chat
- Moong Daal Ram Laddu
Coriander-mint chutney is also eaten with this street food check out the easy and tasty recipe
HERE –> CORIANDER MINT CHUTNEY
INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING TAMARIND CHUTNEY-
- Tamarind (100 gm)
- jaggery (100 gm)
- Salt to taste
- Black salt (1 tsp)
- Red chilli powder (1/2 tsp)
- Garam masala (1/2 tsp)
- Roasted cumin powder (1/2 tsp)
- Fennel powder (1/2 tsp)
- Pudhina leaves for garnishing
- Cashew Nut
- Musk melon seeds
STEPS FOR MAKING TAMARIND CHUTNEY-
- Soak tamarind in hot water with 1/2 hr
- Mash the tamarind and remove the seeds with siever (chalani) or with hands for taking out the pulp
- And then in the tamarind water add jaggery
- Add Salt
- Add black salt
- Put Red chilli powder
- Now, Garam masala
- Then Roasted cumin/jeera powder
- Add fennel powder
- Now, put it on low flame for 5-10 mins
- stir continuously
- keep it aside and let it cool
- Take a bunch of pudhina leaves to grind it nicely and put it in the saunth
- Add some kishmish/Raisin and kaju/Cashew Nut in the chutney
This is an Amazing yet easy recipe of tamarind chutney which you can make within a few minutes and it will taste just like restaurants.
Eat it with gol gappa/Pani Puri, bhelpuri, papri chat, Bhalla chat, samosa, bread pakoda and what not
People like having tangy-sweet chutney with almost everything
So, make this awesome recipe and serve it to you family and friends
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