Indian Green Chutney
- 1 cup cilantro, chopped
- ½ cup mint, chopped
- 1 hot pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ inch ginger
- 1 ime, juiced
- ½ tsp garam masala
- ¼ cup dried coconut flakes (optional)
- ¼ cup homemade Coconut Yogurt or Coconut Yogurt plain (optional, if fat-free, omit)
- Sea Salt (optional)
- Blend all the ingredients in the blender (omit coconut flakes and coconut yogurt if fat-free). Use about 1/2 cup of filtered water or coconut water for blending if you are omitting the coconut yogurt.
My Indian Green Chutney is an amazing blend of cilantro, mint, and chili that adds a refreshing yet spicy, kick to any dish.
I love adding sauces to my meals. A great sauce can completely transform any dish. One of the complaints I hear most often from people changing their lifestyle with healthy, healing foods is that the flavor is gone. The flavor of food is one area in which I was not willing to compromise. And thus, creating flavor-filled sauces became a passion of mine.
I realize not everyone has the time to spend making amazing dishes, but if you can make even the most simple dishes and add a fantastic sauce, you will have the wow factor you crave. There are so many options for sauces out there, but this Indian green chutney is one of my absolute favorites – I find myself putting it on everything.
Not only will this Indian green chutney add fresh heat and incredible flavor to your dish, it is also packed with amazing healing properties.
Cilantro is an incredible herb! It helps to pull heavy metals and detoxify the liver. Being antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-worm, cilantro helps to suppress the level of pathogens in the body.
Additionally, cilantro can provide significant adrenal support and has been shown to help balance blood glucose levels and stave off weight gain, brain fog, and memory issues.
Mint is a mild-tasting herb with powerful healing benefits. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, mint is excellent for digestive issues such as nausea, indigestion, ulcers, halitosis, and flatulence. Additionally, mint can help relieve headaches, sinus congestion, sore throats, stress, and anxiety.
Furthermore, mint helps promote blood circulation which makes it a wonderful aid for cleansing and weight loss.
Hot Peppers are very healing to the body. They are generally high in vitamin C and they help a lot with colds, flus, and bronchitis. They also boost circulation (ever see someone get red in their face after eating a hot pepper?) and helps with the heart as well. Hot peppers can help to create hydrochloric acid in the stomach and can stimulate peristaltic motion of the gut – think, have you ever needed to ‘go’ after eating hot peppers?
The addition of garlic, onions, and cilantro to the avocado makes this dish an incredible powerhouse against pathogens. Not to mention, garlic contains impressive antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, and anti-viral properties.
“One raw crushed clove of garlic contains the antibiotic equivalent of 100,000 units of penicillin and has been proven to be more effective than both penicillin and tetracycline in suppressing certain types of disease-carrying agents.”
Anthony William, Life-Changing Foods
Ginger contains powerful anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols that reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling. While ginger is an amazing spice that naturally heals both inflammation and infection, ginger is best known for its incredible ability to heal digestive upset and nausea. For centuries, ginger has been used to safely ease indigestion, menstrual cramps, motion sickness, and heartburn. Isn’t it amazing that a spice we take for granted to give a warm, deliciously spicy flavor to our foods can contain so many healing properties?
Coconuts are a life-changing food. Medical Medium states in his book, Life-Changing Foods, that “coconuts enhance the power of anything they touch,” which means, when combined with healing foods, coconut supercharges those benefits. Coconut water is very similar to human blood. Coconuts help with insomnia by providing the right blend of mineral salts for neurotransmitter production in our brains. “Coconut meat is highly antipathogenic,” and “when coconut drops from the stomach into the intestinal tract, it kills off any pathogen it touches.”
Limes are extremely hydrating and a wonderful source of electrolytes because they are abundant in mineral salts and trace mineral salts. Limes also contain highly absorable vitamin C and bioactive calcium that our bodies need.
The juice from these little green gems is extrememly alkalizing, helping to create an environment where pathogens cannot survive. Furthermore, help purge your organs on toxic substances such as plastics, synthetic chemicals, radiation, and poor food choices.
How spicy you make this chutney is totally dependent on your tolerance for heat. You can opt to make this recipe spicy by adding in the green chilies or not by leaving them out. It’s up to you!
Please note: Serrano peppers are a great fit for this recipe (Avoid jalapeños – they flavor this recipe differently.) If you cannot find small green or red chilies in the market, look for them at a Pakistani or Indian grocery store.
Serve this Indian green chutney on pizzas, sandwiches, lightly-sautéed garbanzo beans, salads, etc. Keep the amazing ingredients in this chutney raw and add to cooked meals after cooking is completed. The cilantro is an excellent detoxifier and the spices provide warmth and balance to your dish. This recipe fills a whole mason jar and keeps in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks!
To your health & happiness,