Timare Chutney/Brahmi Herb Chutney

Brahmi or waterhyssop is one important herb in Ayurveda, it is known as Brahmi after ”Brahma” the creator God of the Hindu Pantheon. In Karnataka we call it as ”Timare” or ”Vondelaga”. It is mainly used in hair oil where it has medicinal values and prevents hair fall. I remember grandma preparing herb oil by mixing brahmi along with coconut oil and many other herbs. It is said that giving Brahmi to kids can increase their memory power. It is proved effective for anxiety and ADHD. As a kid I always loved Brahmi leaves in chutney and tambuli (a curry made from yogurt and green chilly) I remember helping my mom to collect leaves from our backyard. Recently when I was walking through the market I saw fresh Brahmi leaves and I couldn’t stop buying.

Timare Chutney/Brahmi Herb Chutney

Ingredients:

  • Brahmi leaves- 1 cup
  • Grated coconut- 1 cup
  • Grated ginger- 1 tbs
  • Tamarind- 1 small pea sized
  • Green chilly- 2 (you can add more if you want it to be more spicy)
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Grind above mentioned ingredients into smooth paste
  2. Serve it as dip for dosa or idli. It also tastes good as vegetable dip
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