Oregano/ karpooravalli chutney

Sidedishes like sambar and chutney for idli / dosa are very common in South India. Chutneys are made usually with mint or coriander but for a change tried with homegrown fresh herb – oregano/ karpooravalli ( in tamil). Oregano is commonly used as a medicinal herb for cold and cough. Fresh leaves used as a spice in salads, dry powder is used as a seasoning in pizza and pasta. Oregano chutney is so healthy and tasty. The strong aromatic flavour of the herb gives the chutney a different flavour. My family loved it and kids especially ! Do try and stay healthy !

PREP TIME : 10 minutes

COOK TIME : 15 minutes

CUISINE : South Indian

COURSE : Sidedish

YIELD : 4 servings


Oregano leaves – 1 handful

Urad dal – 1tsp

Sesame oil – 2tbsp

Shallots – 1 handful

Green chillies – 2no.

Shredded coconut – 5 tbsp

Tamarind – 1& 1/2 inch

Salt to taste

Water as required

To temper :

Sesame oil – 2tsp

Urad dal – 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/ 4tsp

Red chilli – 1 no.

Springs of curry leaves

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