A few mint leaves in your food not just adds a unique flavour but also makes the dish irresistible. Synonymous to freshness, the aroma of those mint leaves is enough to make you salivate.
While talking about mint leaves, how can we forget that mint chutney. The yummy chutney that is a must with your samosas and pakoras. If you are away from home and miss that home-made chutney? Here is the recipe that can bring back the memories.
Know how to make mint chutney:
Chopped coriander leaves
Chopped green chillies
Mix coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies, onion and ginger with approx. 4 tbsp of water in a blender.
Make sure it is a smooth paste.
Take a pan and roast cummin seeds.
Grind the roasted cummin seeds.
Add this to the paste and mix well.
Add curd and salt.
Refrigerate and store.
Here are a few other recipes you can try:
Long grained rice.
Fresh mint leaves paste
Take a heavy bottom pan and add oil to it.
Add cumin seeds and sliced onions.
Saute till onions turns brown.
Add soaked rice and mint leaves paste and mix well.
Add 3 cups of water.
Allow the mixture to boil for few minutes.
Add a few drops of lemon.
Cover the pan and allow the rice to cook on low heat for 10 minutes.
Your rice should be ready to serve.
If you think mint leaves is all about flavour and smell then think again. Mint leaves aid in digestion, improves oral health and even treats cold.
Health Benefits of Pudina:
1. Loaded with anti-oxidants and phytonutrients mint leaves provide relief to the stomach muscles and help in digestion.
2. A naturally soothing substance, provides relief from headaches and migraines.
3. With its germicidal qualities, it quickly freshens breath and is good for oral health.
4. Pudina can become your go-to ingredient to treat cough and cold.
5. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties work wonders for acne-prone skin. If applied topically, it can provide relief from insect bites, a rash or other reactions.