- 2 cups - vallarai keerai / brahmi leaves / Indian pennywort
- 4 tsp - black gram
- 3 dry red chili
- ¼ tsp asafetida
- 2 tsp tamarind paste
- 10 chopped shallots
- 5 garlic cloves
- 1 tomato, chopped
- ½ tsp mustard seeds
- few curry leaves
- salt as required
- 2 ½ tbsp cooking oil
Every country in this world has a unique dish that it represents. Though it becomes famous worldwide, to taste the authentic dish you will have to visit the place of the origin. India has different states with different traditions, languages, and food as well. Each state has a signature dish, just like their mother tongue. South Indian food is unquestionably unique. While Andhra Pradesh is famous for pickles, Tamil Nadu is famous for chutneys. Vallarai keerai chutney is prepared with one the most powerful herbs, Indian pennywort. It is certainly a perfect side dish that you can include in your regular meal.
Indian Pennywort or Brahmi helps in boosting your immunity naturally. It strengthens the memory, supports to focus and concentrate. It promotes healthy skin and hair and gives relief from anxiety and stress.
Shallots are rich in minerals, vitamins. It can also lower the cholesterol and help in managing the blood pressure. It is also known to contain strong anti-cancer properties and immune enhancing effects.
How to make Vallarai Keerai Chutney
Asiatic pennywort is used as a leafy green in Sri Lankan cuisine, being locally available leafy greens, where it is called gotu kola.