Health Benefits of Chutney Powder (Podi’s)

Updated: Jun 20, 2021

Chutney powders are a common ingredient in Indian cooking. In practically every section of India, many types of chutney powders are created and consumed.

Fried gram, peanuts, salt, garlic, tamarind, curry leaves, dry coconut, red chilies, and other commonly used flavorings.

Chutney powders are usually high in vitamins and other nutrients because the ingredients are sourced mainly from plants and aren't cooked. Little or no use of oil makes the chutney powder almost fat-free.

Groundnut chutney podi/ Peanut Powder - Yes, this chutney powder is beneficial to your health. Guntur red chilies, peanuts, garlic, turmeric, and tamarind are used to make this dish. Peanuts contain Vitamin B1, Thiamine, which aids in forming ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the body's energy source.

Curry leaves powder / Karivepaku chutney podi – Curry leaves provide many health benefits, including increasing iron levels, controlling blood sugar levels, aiding digestion, and flushing toxins from the stomach. The usage of curry leaves powder regularly will help people with low iron levels.

Roasted gram chutney powder / Pappindi podi - Roasted gram, like all other legume kinds, is high in protein, fiber, minerals, and fatty acids. Roasted gram has a low-calorie count and is high in iron. Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, B2, and B3, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K are among its vitamins. Roasted gram is a crunchy but tender pulse. It has low-fat content and is frequently used in weight-loss recipes.

Flaxseed chutney powder - Flax seeds, which are brownish seeds that resemble sesame seeds and are high in nutrients, omega three fatty acids, and fiber, provide several benefits to the body. These seeds have a nutty, earthy flavor and are high in alpha-linolenic acid, a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid, apart from adequate circulation and anti-inflammatory properties.

Bitter gourd chutney powder/ Kakarakaya podi – It is rich in Vitamin C, an essential micronutrient involved in disease prevention, bone development, and wound healing, is particularly abundant in bitter gourd (2Trusted Source). It also contains a lot of vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin that helps with skin health and vision (3Trusted Source). It contains folate, which is necessary for growth and development, potassium, zinc, and iron in lower levels.

Coriander seeds chutney powder/ Dhaniyala podi - It adds mouthwatering flavor to the foods and boosts their nutritious value. Coriander is a member of the Apiaceae family, belonging to the genus Coriandrum. It's a tiny aromatic plant with several culinary applications all around the world. It is high in fiber, which aids digestion and promotes regular bowel movements. It has anti-diabetic effects and encourages the production of insulin.

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