Pudina thogayal or mint thogayal is an appetizing condiment for rice as a part of south Indian lunch menu. Thogayals are best way to include such herbs in lunch.
Also it is best way to use up mint leaves when you are confused what to make with a big bunch of the herb without wasting.
I often make kothamalli thuvayal, we both are great fan of that and also easy to make.
Rarely buy pudina as I don’t get ‘that’ fresh leaves. If I am lucky I use it for making biryani and chutneys mostly.
But for past two visits to little India, I am buying a big fresh lovely bunch of pudina and making all possible recipes using it.Chutney, thuvayal, rice, biryani…
I will soon post the pudina rice recipe. Thuvayal means my mom to me. She makes it very tasty in ammi (South Indian Mortar pestle). I can live simply with different thuvayals.
Vj too loves thuvayal varieties. I have made it with little of coconut. You can omit that. What I love in thogayals is there is no need to season/ temper! 😁
1. Roast red chilli, urad dal until golden and add tamarind, washed mint leaves. Just fry for 30 – 40 seconds until the leaves reduce in volume.
2. Grind this after cooled down along with coconut, jaggery and salt. Add 2-3 tblsp water while grinding.
Store in a airtight container in fridge and you can use this for 1 week and best for your lunch box when mixed with steamed rice. Use generous sesame oil when you mix with rice. Simple vadams goes well with this.
Pudina thogayal recipe
- 1 cup Fresh mint leaves tightly packed
- 10 Dry red chillies Medium spice
- 2 teaspoon Urad dal
- 2 tablespoon Coconut optional
- 1 teaspoon Tamarind - small gooseberry sized
- 1 teaspoon Jaggery
- Roast red chilli, urad dal until golden firstly.
- After that, add tamarind, washed mint leaves. Just fry for 30 – 40 seconds until the leaves reduce in volume.
- Grind this after cooled down along with coconut, jaggery and salt. Add 2-3 tablespoon water while grinding.
- Transfer to air tight container.
- The main thing in thogayal recipes is to balance the red chilli, tamarind and salt.
- Adding jaggery enhances the taste.
- You can microwave tamarind for 20 seconds to make it soft, after dipping it for a second in water. This makes it blend easily. Or saute as mentioned in step.
a very flavorful n yumm thogayal.. this is my mils method too..
Simple and yummy thuvayal.
For the mint leaves to get at home just keep the stems in the pot full of sand and can see mint leaves growing nicely in short time which i'm doing.Only sunlight n water is required for the plant to grow.
MINT is my favourite.. and so easy do it.. nice clicks Raks
I should try that sudha, good idea. First thing I did - separated the leaves and discarded the stems this time 🙁 so next time will try that!
Wow i use make it in same way but wont add jaggery but sure i will try adding jaggery , defn it will enhance the taste going to try now;)
Minty recipe! Looks appetising..tks for sharing Raks!
Delicious and lovely preparation. Colorful dish.
i love this too, but like you, prefer kothamalli 🙂 beautiful flavours!
Lovely Recipe... and Mintila
I can survive for many days with fingerlicking healthy thogayal.
Very nice and yummy thogaiyal. I love to have this with biryani. Adding jaggery sounds new and will try next time
I just make it the same way. Love the flavor and also I grow my own pudhina which makes it easy to make these recipes!!!
My MIL also makes this same way,love this flavourful thuvaiyal....
Yummy and tempting thogayal...Tastes good with dosai...
I wasn't a big fan of mint but after growing a pot of mint in our balcony,I've started liking it:)strange but true:)).love the simple thogayal,must try.
I do exactly same way except add little channa dhal for frying .. Love this thogayal a lot.
all time favorite!!! love pudhina thogayal!!!
Nice clicks Raji!!
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Super yummy 🙂 love thogayals
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Love mint thogayal a lot. I just made some kothamalli thogayal last week.
Comfort food, even i can eat this thogayal with rasam often. I doono about that tempering part, is it so?. I always temper for that too 🙂
My favorite, I also add some chopped small onions to this thogayal..
Yummy and flavourful thogayal....love this...looks tempting..
Flavorful and colourful thogayal. yummy.
This is my fav too...simply love it with rice n vathal...Same here i too can't find mint leaves n now-a-days started using the dried one..
Tried planting also but it doesn't fruitful to me 🙁
Wow... this looks tempting and yummy.., looks absolutely delicious.
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I make it in a different way but am sure any outcome the taste is delicious :))
Wow yummy and tasty rice.
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I mix with kothamalli and make thuvayal..looks delicious..
This looks so very tasty!!
Love this but ya coriander one is always better ..nice pics
oh my.. i love it so much that i can finish it off by myself..nice clicks.
Tried this and the thogayal was Yummy!!! Thank you.
my late granny used to mint thogayal with ground peanuts and I also remember her braising it with mustard seed> I cant find such a recipe on the net Please help