Thursday, August 12, 2010

Recipe of the Week: ONION chutney (Reader Contribution)

We are glad to share our reader contribution with you for the Recipe of the Week - Thanks Vishakha Dolhare for a tasty and healthy recipe using our Veggie of the Week - ONION!

Onion Chutney

1 medium sized Onion (finely chopped)
Peanuts (roasted and peeled) ~ 10-15gms
Green Chilies (2-3)
Cumin seeds
Salt (rock salt or black salt would be good for health)
1 teaspoon oil (preferably canola or olive oil)

Grind the peanuts, green chilies, salt and cumin seeds coarsely in a mixer or for a better taste mix the ingredients and crush them coarsely with a pestle. Heat the oil and fry the peanut mixture for about 2-3 minutes on medium flame. Remove from fire. Let it cool and then mix the finely chopped onion with this mixture.

- You can omit the cumin seeds and add coriander leaves instead (finely chopped)
- You can also add one clove of garlic (finely chopped) while frying the crushed mixture.

Health Benefits:
Peanuts are a power house of proteins and are packed with monounsaturated fats (those found in olive oil) that help lower the bad cholesterol (HDL). For more health benefits of this small nut please refer to Health P.O blogpost
Onions have anti-bacterial and anti-clogging properties. For more information on the health benefits of this humble vegetable please refer to Health P.O blogpost

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