In Ayurveda there are 6 tastes: sweet, astringent, sour, salty, spicy and bitter. One balanced meal should combine all flavour elements.
Hence, fruit chutneys make up an essential part of an Ayurvedic meal as they help to balance the flavours. Moreover, they add taste and help nutrition and digestion. Fruit is well known for its vitamins, minerals and natural antioxidant content. It provides your body with healthy enzymes that help to break down the following food..
Ayurveda says: "cooked fruit (in the morning) is like gold."
Did you know that it is best to cook fruit in order to get the maximum nourishment? It is a lot easier to digest and less acidy.
Here- I wrote a few lines about foods and its sequence, so check it out if you are more interested.
I made an apple chutney. You just add a couple of teaspoons to your meal. It goes perfect with meats, for dipping with bread or simply by itself.
ALL YOU NEED:
- 4-5 chillies, finely chopped
- juice of one lemon
- 1,5 kg apples, cored and sliced
- 1/2 glass of apple cider vinegar
- 2 onions, roughly chopped
- one large piece of ginger, chopped
- 2-3 garlic cloves, pressed
- 1 tsp garam marsala
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- sunflower oil, to fry
THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT:
- Chop all ingredients
- Fry onions in sunflower oil until they start to brown
- Add garam marsala, chilli, ginger and stir for a moment
- Add apples, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and cinnamon, stir
- Let cook until soft - (you may need to add a bit of water in the end)
- Fill into clean glasses
If you are running late for christmas presents, this could be it!
Make someone happy with a piece of some home made deliciousness.