Monday, July 4, 2011

Ondelaga / Brahmi (Centella asiatica) Chutney

This is one of the well known havyaka recipes. Ondelaga is popularly known as 'Brahmi', and 'Urage' in havyaka kannada. Give it a try. Have fun.

  • 1 cup chopped Ondelaga (Centella asiatica)
  • 1 cup grated Coconut
  • 1tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Tamarind extract
  • Pinch of Hing
  • 3-4 Red Chilies
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
For Tempering:
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 Mustard seeds
  • 1 broken red Chili

  • Heat 1 tsp of Oil in a pan, add Coriander seeds, Cumin seeds, red Chilies and Chopped Ondelaga. Roast for 5 min.
  • Grind the roasted ingredients with Coconut, Tamarind extract, Hing,Salt to taste and very little water.
  • Then temper with Mustard seeds and red Chili.
  • Serve with hot plain rice, pickle and piece of Onion.


    1. hmm howde sikthu illi, Srilankan store nalli..:).

    2. No idea if I will get this here, But I am so going to try my best to find it. Just love how exotic it sounds!!