Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sesame and Poppy Seeds Chutney

Sesame Seeds are aromatic and poppy seeds are loaded with medicinal values. I wanted some chutney and got this combination chutney in my mind and it turned to be a yummy chutney.

I have used sesame seeds. poppy seeds, red chilly and little coconut. Sesame seeds are loaded with oil content and did not want to season the chutney. Anyways I have used curry leaves while frying the ingredients.
Let us see some benefits of eating poppy seeds in our diet.
Poppy seeds contain loads of antioxidant properties. They are rich source of medicinal properties.
They do contain essential mono saturated fatty acids. they help to lower the bad cholesterol level and increase good cholesterol levels. They are good source of dietary fiber and eases the constipation problems. The seeds are good source of B complez vitamins. Poppy seeds do contain good amount of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium.
It is a simple, easy and quick side dish and goes well with plain rice, all types of rotis, dosas, idli and plain rice and even you can use it as a spread on bread and make sandwich.
No Onion or Garlic is used in the chutney. 

Things needed : 

Sesame seeds/Ellu/Thil : 1 Tablespoon
Poppy seeds : 1 Teaspoon (Full)
Red chilly : 4 to 5
Coconut : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Ingh: A pinch
Salt : As required
Curry leaves : 6 to 8 leaves.
Oil : 1/2 Teaspoon

Method :

1. Dry roast sesame seeds nicely till they splutter. (Aroama spreads out). Add poppy seeds.
2. Fry for 10 seconds. Add red chilly and fry nicely and add curry leaves and ingh/Asafoetida.
3. Put off the gas. Let it cool.

4. Grate coconut and grind fried/Dry roasted ingredients with very little tamarind. (1/2 The marble size).
5. Add very little water and grind the chutney as thick.
6. Add salt and give a churn. Remove the ready chutney to a serving dish.
7. Serve with the main dish you have prepared.

Note : 

Do not over roast the ingredients. Do the roasting/frying on low flame. Adding seasoning is optional.
Adding more/less chilly is optional.
Time : 10 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3 

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