Vallarai Keerai Thuvayal | Brahmi Leaves Chutney

Vallarai Keerai Thuvayal
Vallarai Keerai Thuvayal
Vallarai Keerai / Brahmi leaves are known for its bitterness and like most of us, I also used to detest these greens. My first attempt to try a curry out of these leaves was a huge flop. From them I had this huge aversion towards them and it was more of a fear that I would waste time and ingredients trying to cook with them. My impressions of these healthy greens has changed after I tried this thuvayal recipe that Amma had passed to me. Brahmi / Vallarai keerai is known for its medicinal properties, they promote blood circulation in liver, kidney and lungs. They are also known for skin health and can cure eczema, psoriasis and so on.


Vallarai Keerai/ Brahmi Leaves Chutney
Vallarai Keerai/ Brahmi Leaves Chutney


Vallarai Keerai/ Brahmi leaves Recipe
Vallarai Keerai/ Brahmi leaves Recipe

VALLARAI KEERAI THUVAYAL | BRAHMI LEAVES CHUTNEY

Recipe - Amma
Prep time - 5 mins
Cook time - 10 mins

Ingredients


Vallarai keerai/ brahmi leaves - 1 bunch, nearly 50 leaves
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Dry red chilli - 2 no
Garlic - 2 pods
Shallots - 2 no
Asefotedia/ hing - 1 pinch
Jeera/ cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Tamarind - 1 small piece, 1 tsp sized piece
Curry leaves - 5-6 no
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp

Method

1. In a pan heat oil, add the urad dal & dry red chilli fry until golden brown and remove.
2. Now add the shallots, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, hing and fry well.
3. Add the keerai/ leaves and mix well. Wait for the leaves to whilt.
4. Make a powder of urad dal & dry red chilli, now add the keerai mix and blend everything together until combined. Check for salt.
5. Serve along with rice, curry, pappad & veg side.


Brahmi leaves/ Vallarai Keerai

COOKS WISDOM

TIP 1

1. Vallarai keera/ Bhrami leaves are known for their bitter taste, one good tip is to not chop the leaves. Once they are cooked and blending along with the other ingredients they taste amazing. You will not find the bitter taste at all.


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7 comments:

  1. Healthy recipe . Thank u for sharing

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  2. Tasty and healthy chutney!!

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  3. yummy and healthy chutney, Its more than 6 yrs i tasted this kind of healthy and authentic dishes...lovely presentation!

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  4. Wat a healthy chutney, missing this leaves here.

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