Gooseberry /Amla Chutney/ Nellikayi Chutney

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We enjoy eating gooseberries/Amla (a type of fruit) as is along with salt and chilli powder. Luckily fresh gooseberries were available when we were in India and we got to relish them. The amla fruit well known for its Ayurvedic uses contains more than 80% of water. It also has protein, carbohydrate, fiber, minerals and vitamins. 

Condensed List of Ayurvedic Health Benefits: (source)

  • Excellent source of Vitamin C
  • Enhances food absorption
  • Fortifies the liver
  • Nourishes the brain and mental functioning
  • Supports the heart
  • Strengthens the lungs
  • Helps the urinary system
  • Good for the skin
  • Promotes healthier hair
  • Acts as a body coolant
  • Flushes out toxins
  • Strengthens the eyes

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Spicy Hot Sautéed Green Chillies

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Given a chance, I am sure I would be changing the look of my blog every single month! That is how much I enjoy playing with colors, trying out new looks, experimenting new features etc. But then sanity prevails and then I resort to change only when required.

 So now here I am with a new theme for the blog that caters to features that I had in mind. Even though there are differences, the theme is not very different from the one I had earlier. I am almost done with the changes, but there might be few more in the coming days. I hope you all like the change and would appreciate your frank feedback. If you find some broken links, problems as you go along, please do let me know and I will try to fix it.

Coming back to this recipe, this was something that DH concocted before our trip to India.  That week I had to empty out the fridge and finish off what ever produce was remaining. Out came a small bagful of green chillies and I lamented to DH saying I did not know how to finish them all. DH who loves green chillies (and anything spicy hot food) could not stand the idea of tossing them out and came up with this ‘hot’ idea.

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Oven roasted Zucchini and Onions

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We are back from our 3 week whirlwind trip to India. We had a wonderful trip back home. Being surrounded by family, relatives, chatter and most importantly good food we did not realize how fast time flew. The only complaint we had (as usual) was that 3 week vacation was a short time to savor the good times. 

If you have noticed the not so frequent post updates on this blog during that time, then the trip is the reason. Thank you for continuing to visit my blog and leaving your precious comments. I hope to catch up with the other blogs soon.

I am still getting over the jetlag and the feeling of depression of being away from family. I still need to catch up on lots of pending stuff and hope to resume with normal blogging soon.

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