Odishatv Bureau

Chutneys make a great side dish in Indian cuisine. With a versatile taste base, ‘Chutney’ can be prepared from light-cooked fruits or vegetables with a sprinkle of spices and vinegar. 

Just like a fresher version of a pickle, you can highlight a specific taste or use it to balance other dishes. 

But do you know, Chutney can be healthy too? Let's check this out below:

Tomato Chutney

Tomatoes can be found in every household’s kitchen garden. It’s rich in Lycopene which has an association with lowering cholesterol levels. Add a clove of garlic and a piece of ginger to make it healthier.

Coriander and Mint Chutney

Coriander and Mint are super sources of anti-oxidants. Just make a paste by combining them and you are good. You can also add chilies for spiciness and enjoy them without any unhealthy fat. This fresh chutney can be consumed with Pakodas or Kachori.

Garlic and Lemon Chutney

Garlic has allicin, a substance that is known for its cholesterol-controlling properties. And a few drops of lemon adds Vitamin C with a dab of freshness. You can roast the garlic or mash it raw while preparing the chutney. You can consume it with bread or your choice of dishes.

Ginger Tamarind Chutney

Antioxidant-rich ginger with tamarind makes a tangy chutney. This chutney is great in lowering LDL Cholesterols. Soak tamarind with water and prepare a paste adding ginger, salt, cinnamon powder, and pepper. Pair this tasty and healthy chutney with Cheela or Pakodas for a tasty twist.

Green Chilli and Cumin Chutney

Green chillies have Capsaicin which may have a role in lowering cholesterol levels. Also, cumin seeds aid in lowering triglyceride and total cholesterol levels. Pair this healthy and spicy chutney with rice or add it to other dishes for an increased taste.

By- Supalee Dalai