Everyone in my family loves mint chutney. So we grow organic spearmint (pudina) plants round the year. A hardy, creeping shrub, mint is easy to grow in composted, well-drained soils in full sunlight, or in the partial shade. However, they have a tendency to rot in the excessive rains of the monsoon season. so we grow some in pots too, as they can be kept in well-lit, recessed places. The sprigs can be harvested once in 10 days.
Mint is an excellent natural digestive tonic for the stomach. Nowadays, mint extract is sold in the form of pearls for taking after heavy meals or to ease a queasy stomach. Mint and coconut can come together to form a delightfully mouthwatering chutney. You can have mint chutney with idlis, dosas, chappatis, puris, all sorts of rice dishes, as well as an excellent sandwich filling. Do make and enjoy!