Lala Chiti Chatni
India is famous for its different types of dishes (Weird Dishes in India).
There are many such things that one can be surprised to hear for the first time.
Today we are going to tell you about one such dish. Do you know that Red Ant Chutney eaten in India is eaten in one state of India?
In Chhattisgarh’s Bastar (Bastar, Chhattisgarh), a tribal dish is eaten with great enthusiasm.
The name of this dish is Chapra (Chaprah red ant chutney) which is a type of chutney food from Chhattisgarh.
The surprising thing is that this chutney is made from red ants.
First red ants and their eggs (Chutney made of red ants and egg) are collected and then grind them to make this chutney which is very pungent in taste.
red ant chutney Chhattisgarh Bastar This chutney is eaten in the Bastar of Chhattisgarh.
Lala Chiti Chatni
To date you must have eaten many types of chutney, chutney is made and eaten in almost every household in India.
There are many types of it, some like coriander chutney, some like chili, and some like mango chutney.
You get many types of flavors in chutney.
You can easily get sour, sweet, and spicy chutney options.
But have you ever thought of eating Lala Chiti Chatni?
Yes, the same red ant, whose single bite causes severe pain.
Which if bites you then the next few hours are very painful.
It sounds very strange to hear this, but it is true that eating red ant chutney does not cause diseases like malaria and dengue.
Due to the miraculous medicinal properties of red ant, it is in great demand in all the tribal areas of Chhattisgarh.
Lala Chiti Chatni has medicinal properties
Ants that build their nests on posts with sweet fruits are in great demand in these areas.
Due to its medicinal properties, its demand is gradually increasing.
Chutney of red ants is also being sold in the weekly markets here.
from red ants in tribal areas is called Chapada.
Chutney of red ant is being used as medicine.
Tribals say that they have learned to eat Chapada from their forefathers.
If someone gets a fever, then that person is made to sit in the place where red ants are present.
When ants bite that person, his fever goes down completely.
How to make Red Ant chutney
Usually, these ants make their home on mango, guava, sal, and other such trees that have sweetness.
The tribals collect ants in a vessel.
After this, they are ground.
Mixing salt and chili, it is eaten with bread or just like that.
Ants contain formic acid, due to which the chutney looks spicy.
There is also a lot of protein in it.
After this, the ants and their eggs are ground.
grinding it is dried properly.
After this, it is put in a big mortar and grinded well with the help of a pestle.
Then tomatoes, coriander, garlic, ginger, chili, salt, and a little sugar are added to it and ground again.
Orange-colored chapra chutney is prepared after grinding.
Lala Chiti Chatni is eaten in Bastar,Chhattisgarh
This chutney is prepared on every occasion by the tribal people living in the Bastar area and people like it very much.
You must have eaten mint chutney, chili, and garlic chutney, or mango chutney and you will like it too.
If you want to understand the taste of red ant chutney, then you will have to eat all these three chutneys together.
This chutney is also very intense in its taste.