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Sakthi's Chutney Recipes

These chutneys go with rice, tortilla, chapattis, and pastas or noodles 

Orange Peel Chutney


Ingredients:

Orange peel Half of an orange Coconut ½
Flavor mix 2 Spoon Tamarind 1 Piece
Ginger 1 Piece Mint leaves 4 Leaves
Coriander leaves Handful Salt ½ Tea Spoon

Preparation:

orangepeelAdd the ingredients in a blender with half a cup water and grind to a paste .

This can be had as a side dish for rice or pancakes. This tastes good when spread over bread and eaten.

Preparation time: 7 minutes.

Benefits: Excellent for varicose veins and cancers. The peel is rich in rutin that is good for strengthening the blood capillaries. The anti-oxidants rich peels are found to inhibit the growth of cancer in experiments mice by a study conducted by National Institute of Health (NIH).

Orange, Tangerine Peels Could Be Better Than Drugs For Lowering Cholesterol. A compound found in the peels of citrus fruit has the potential to lower cholesterol more effectively than some prescription drugs, and without side effects, according to a study by U.S. and Canadian researchers.

    A joint study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and KGK Synergize, a Canadian nutraceutical company, identified a class of compounds isolated from orange and tangerine peels that shows promise in animal studies as a potent, natural alternative for lowering LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), without the possible side effects, such as liver disease and muscle weakness, of conventional cholesterol-lowering drugs. It also offers other  health benefits, including protection against cancer, heart disease and inflammation. All benefits were increased when this was given with foods rich in vitamin E.

Oranges rich in vitamin C offer another important yet lesser-known nutritional bonus: citrus limonoids. In laboratory tests with animals and with human cells, citrus limonoids have been shown to help fight cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon.
 In other early work, Manners and colleagues found that limonin may lower cholesterol. The researchers showed that, when exposed to limonin, human liver cells in petri dishes produced less apo B, a compound associated with higher cholesterol levels.

Citrus Shows Promise For Certain Childhood Cancer. Research by Texas Agriculture Experiment Station scientists has shown that citrus compounds called limonoids targeted and stopped neuroblastoma cells in the lab. 
"Limonoids are unique to citrus," Patil said. "They are not present in any other fruits or vegetables. My goal is to find the direct benefits of citrus on human health. "Neuroblastomas account for about 10 percent of all cancer in children, Harris said, and is usually a solid tumor in the neck, chest, spinal cord or adrenal gland. The finding in citrus is promising not only for its potential to arrest cancer, but because limonoids induce no side affects, December 1, 2004

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Celery Onion Chutney


Ingredients:

Celery leaves 1 Cup Urad dal 2 Tablespoon
Green chili 1 Olive oil 2 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon Water 1 Tablespoon
Onion chopped ½ Cup Grated ginger ½ Teaspoon
Tamarind or lime juice 1 Teaspoon    

Preparation:

Heat oil in a pan and sauté urad dal for two minutes till light brown in color. Blend this with green chili, chopped onions, grated ginger, tamarind or lime juice and salt in a blender to form a thick paste by adding required water.

Serve with rice, bread, chapatti, pasta.

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Benefits:  The anti-oxidants rich onions and celery inhibit the growth of cancer and so very good for curing and preventing cancer.


Curry Leaves Chutney


Ingredients:

curry leaves 1 Bunch Coconut grated ½ Cup
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon Flavor mix 1 Teaspoon
Ginger grated 1 Teaspoon Garlic minced 1 Pod
Salt ½ Teaspoon    

Preparation:

curry

Fry lightly grated coconut scraping in oil, with grated ginger and garlic and flavor mix and salt to taste. Put in a blender with the leaves and lemon juice and grind into a paste using sufficient water and serve.

Serve with rice, bread, tortillas.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Benefits:  Curry leaves are very good for the bones. For any bone problems the medicinal value of this chutney enhances by adding one teaspoon of fenugreek powder and one teaspoon of turmeric powder.


Coriander  Chutney


Ingredients:

Coriander leaves 1 Cup Urad dal 2 Tablespoon
Green chili 1 Olive oil 2 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon Water 1 Tablespoon

Preparation:

Heat oil in a pan and sauté urad dal for two minutes till light brown in color. Grind corainder leaves, heated urad dal, green chilies along with salt and water in a blender to form a thick paste.

Variations:

Corainder chutney can also be prepared by adding chopped onions - 2 teaspoon, grated ginger - ½ teaspoon, lime juice or tamarind juice - 1 teaspoon along with the above ingredients and grind all the ingredients together.

Serve with rice, bread, chapatti, pasta.

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Benefits:  Coriander leaves are very good for heavy metals detoxification. Several studies shows that eating fresh coriander leaves increase the excretion of  heavy metals in urine.