Accompaniment

Amla Delight

This recipe is a tangy delight for all amla (gooseberry) lovers.The combination of amla coriander leaves,mint leaves,green chillies,etc. is a perfect one! It tastes as lip smacking as it looks. A wonderful accompaniment at all times.

Amla is rich in natural vitamin C. The high content of vitamin C helps to boost the functioning of the immune system of the body and thereby helps in preventing a wide range of diseases. It is said that a single amla is capable of fulfilling a day’s vitamin C requirement. Apart from vitamin C, the fresh fruit contains more than 80 per cent of water besides protein, carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene and vitamin B-complex. These minerals help ensure proper metabolism. Amla has antibacterial properties and helps in preventing infections and healing ulcers. Amla also helps to prevent respiratory disorders such as common cold, bronchitis, and other respiratory tract infections.

Coriander is considered an aid to the digestive system. It is an appetite stimulant and aids in the secretion of gastric juices. Coriander has pain-relieving properties and is useful for headaches, muscle pain, stiffness and arthritis. Coriander is useful as a tea, because of its helpful effects on the digestive tract, and is good for increasing appetite, and relieving nausea, diarrhea, flatulence and indigestion. It is reputed to enhance circulation and relieve fluid retention.

Ingredients
4 amlas (indian gooseberries)
2 green chillies
1 tbsp chopped coriander
salt to taste
1 tbsp mint leaves
1/4th tsp roasted coriander and cumin powder

For The Tempering
1 tsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
a pinch asafoetida

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients and blend roughly into the mixer.
  2. Heat the oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and saute for 10 seconds.
  4. Pour over the thecha.

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