A herb with a title of ‘brain booster’,because it is a powerhouse of valuable alkaloids which are stimulants to good memory.
It is also called the ‘ water hyssop’ ( English).This herb is widely used in Ayurvedic medicines.Capsules and powder of
this herb is available in any stores nowadays.
I have posted many recipes with this wonderherb and today’s recipe is a chutney for South Indian breakfast.
I have just given 2 recipes from my previous posts.
Look for more recipes if you are interested Vallarai/brahmi/gotukola an amazing and healthy herb which we should
compulsorily include in our family diets.
To the recipe…
A bunch of the vallarai/brahmi/gotukola leaves
2 tbsp gram dal/urad dal
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp.cummin seeds
2-3 cloves garlic
3-4 red chillies (you can add more according to your spice levels)
2 -3 fresh amla/gooseberry/nelli (seeds removed)or raw mango or tamarind a small piece
salt to taste
1 tsp jaggery
1 tsp.gingelly oil/sesame oil
Heat oil, and saute all ingredients except the leaves and amla.
Saute till the dal changes colour,and add the leaves at this stage and saute for just 1 minute.
Now add all the ingredients into a mixer jar and grind to a paste.
This can be served without tempering as we have tossed all the ingredients in oil already, but if you prefer to temper
you could do so.
As another variant of this chutney you could add a little coconut while grinding the chutney.