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18 November, 2015

ANJOORA / ANJEER / FIGS CHUTNEY

Posted in : CHUTNEY on by : Divya Suresh

Figs are a nutrient – dense fruit that can be used to make jam or add them to ice cream or baked goods. Fresh figs aren’t always available year – round, but dried figs are relatively easy to find. Based on traditional use and not on scientific evidence figs provide many health benefits. Figs contain a type of antioxidant called phenols, which may lower your risk for heart disease and cancer by preventing cell damage by dangerous free radicals. Fiber lowers your risk for high cholesterol, heart disease and constipation.
The fiber in figs may also help you lose weight since it makes figs more filling, helping you eat fewer calories. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dried figs have more fiber per serving than any other fruit.
Recently I tried this chutney, which is tangy and can be served with Chapati, Dosay, Poori etc. And also best eaten with hot rice. Its a diabetic friendly chutney as well.

        INGREDIENTS:

  • Figs (dried) – 8 nos., (small)
  • Ghee – 1/4 tsp
  • Onion (chopped) – 1/4 cup
  • Green chilli – 2 nos.,
  • Tamarind – a small piece
  • salt to taste

        PROCEDURE:

  • Soak figs for one hour in 1/4 cup of water
  • Heat ghee in a pan and chopped onion and fry till soft and light brown
  • Add green chilli, tamarind … fry for a while, take out and cool n put it in a mixie jar
  • Also add soaked figs and salt
  • Grind everything to a fine paste and serve

Anjoora chutneyFig/Anjoora chutney