Tangy Cilantro & Mint Chutney
You can find various versions of Cilantro Mint Chutney within different family traditions. This recipe is especially tasty and good to consume in all seasons depending on how spicy you make it. It is good for Vata and Kapha; Increases Pitta if spicy, otherwise it is Tridoshic. This is a refreshing and delicious chutney that goes great with most dishes. It is safe and satisfying to consume during pregnancy as they may crave sour and sweet tasting foods. You can use it as a spread on whole grain bread or with samosas, parathas, rotis, etc. In my home, we use it as an addition to many dishes, but we love to have it on veggie sandwiches when we want something quick to eat.
- Cilantro is good for removing toxins and heavy metals from the system. In heat stroke, nausea, and vomiting it provides excellent relief. It is generally Pittashaman (Pitta Soothing).
- Mint is a household remedy used in common ailments such as colds, fevers, gas troubles, colic, and diarrhea. Sometimes, Mint is seen as a cooling agent, but it is in fact Ushna guna (Hot property). Mint tea can be prepared quickly to ease acute stomach discomfort.
- Coconut is useful in urinary disorders, hyperacidity, bleeding disorders, pain induced by Pitta. It is digestive and helps reduce Pitta while detoxifying the body.
- Mango powder is a strength giver and aphrodisiac. It improves the function of the heart and increases the strength of all seven Dhatus and Ojas.