Saturday, January 5, 2019

Pasum Manjal Chutney - Fresh Turmeric Chutney

This is the time of the year when fresh turmeric rhizomes are available in the market. The antiviral and antibacterial properties of Fresh Turmeric help to fight cold, cough and fever which are common ailments that come with winter. Savouring fresh turmeric helps in boosting one's immunity. Fortify your immune system by including Turmeric in your diet before the ailment catches you! The tasty Pasum Manjal Chutney/Fresh Turmeric Chutney prepared by my sister 'Yosee' helped in soothing and healing my scratchy and irritating sore throat in a couple of days. I am happy to share her recipe of the delicious Pasum Manjal Chutney/Fresh Turmeric Chutney here.

Pasum Manjal/ Fresh Turmeric - 2 cups ( peeled and chopped finely)
Sesame oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Split black gram dal - 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 2 (broken)
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Tamarind - a grape size ball
Salt - 1 tsp
Fresh coriander leaves - 1/4 cup (chopped)
1. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
2. Add split black gram dal and roast till it turns light brown in colour.
3. Add broken red chillies followed by asafoetida and fry till the chillies become crisp.
4. Stir in the finely chopped Pasum Manjal/Fresh Turmeric.
5. Sprinkle little water and cover and cook on low flame for about two minutes.
6. When the raw smell disappears add the coriander leaves and switch off flame.
7. Allow the sauteed turmeric to cool down.
8. Grind it with tamarind and salt into a thick and smooth chutney adding little water if required.

Enjoy the Pasum Manjal Chutney/ Fresh Turmeric Chutney with steaming hot rice.

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