Curry Leaves Thogayal aka Chutney

I have two little curry trees which are my pride and joy and I come across this recipe so that I can use some of those lovely leaves….It sounds amazing and has medicinal benefits also 🙂

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Thogayal always reminds me of Sunday meals at home. My Ma used to cook elaborate South Indian food & made these thogayals that could be eaten either mixed with rice & ghee or as an accompaniment to rice & a curry. I am crazy about thogayals aka chutneys & make them regularly at home with a variety of ingredients including some veggies too.

Curry leaves are extremely good for your hair. When we were little, Ma used to make this homemade oil that mainly comprised of coconut oil (heated) with some hibiscus flowers & curry leaves. The flowers & leaves were left soaking in the oil overnight & the oil was filtered & ready to be used by us. Curry leaves arrests hair loss & premature greying problems.

According to Ayurveda, curry leaves are believed to have several medicinal properties such as anti-diabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and hepato-protective (capability…

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4 thoughts on “Curry Leaves Thogayal aka Chutney

  1. Doctor Jonathan

    Slowly, the concept that “food is medicine” is making its way back into public awareness. Believing it and following it, however, will require a lot more convincing. People seem to prefer to turn to doctors for “real” health care. The medical model is mostly based on “disease” care, not HEALTH CARE.
    Natural means to strengthen health do NOT replace medicine. There are certainly situations where the body is so far out of balance, it requires TEMPORARY pharmaceutical intervention to create stability. This, in my opinion, provides the most effective use for these drugs. Of course, if enough damage is sustained, people may require for long term support. The body, however, is pretty resilient and should ALWAYS be given the tools needed to achieve healthier outcomes. This is true regardless whether or not a person is taking prescription medication.

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    1. blondieaka Post author

      Yes, it is but there will always be a case in some instances for prescription medicines and I would certainly and do not advocate relying on food instead of medicine. But I do think there is too much reliance on medication to cure all when looking at your diet could make that difference between one less tablet. Eating healthily has to mean less diseases overall.

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      1. Doctor Jonathan

        Agreed. This is why I stated, “There are certainly situations where the body is so far out of balance, it requires TEMPORARY pharmaceutical intervention to create stability.” I also included, “Of course, if enough damage is sustained, people may require long term pharmaceutical support.”
        Pharmaceuticals in many cases is simply a poor FIRST line of defense. Lifestyle (including specific food choices) can often offer better options for LONG TERM results.

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