This is a very simple mint chutney which can be prepared in no time we can preserve this in the refrigerator for upto a weeks time good for chaats and great dip for kababs and other snacks.
1 Bunch Mint leafs
1/2 Bunch Coriander leafs
1 Tsp Cumin Powder
5 Cloves Garlic
12 Green Chilies
Salt to taste
Lime juice is optional
- Wash the mint and coriander atleast 3 to 4 times.
- In a mixer jar add the mint coriander, chilies, garlic, cumin power and salt and grind to a smooth paste add water if needed.
- Best served fresh for kababs and chaats.
Mint was also often used as an air freshener and was placed in the rooms of houses, synagogues and temples to clear and freshen the air and rid the smell of unpleasant odours from the room. The Greeks and the Romans used mint as a perfume and a bath scent, as well as using it in medicine and in cooking.
Mint contains a number of vitamins and minerals, which are vital to maintain a healthy body. Mint is rich in Vitamins A and C and also contains smaller amounts of Vitamin B2. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant and may help to decrease the risk of certain cancers such as colon and rectal cancer. Although mint may be consumed in small quantities, the vital nutrients obtained are still beneficial to one's health.
Mint also contains a wide range of essential minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, potassium and calcium.
Mint is also said and in many cases proven to:
Relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome by relaxing the muscles in and around the intestine.
Act as a powerful antioxidant, protecting the body against the formation of cancerous cells.
Inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria and fungus.
Ease and unblock the breathing and respiratory passages and airways.
Relieves the symptoms of colds and flu.
Mint can help with nasal allergies.
It can relieve congestion, head colds and headaches.
Act as a mild sedative and has calming properties.
Relieve minor aches and pains such as muscle cramps and sprains.
Combat bad breath.
Provides a cooling sensation to the skin and can help to treat minor burns, itching and skin irritations.
Mint is a very good cleanser for the blood.
Mint tea can help clear up skin disorders such as acne.