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June 26, 2013


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 Mint - thogayal

Mint thogayal /Pudina thogayal recipe is one of the yummiest thogayal varieties / chutney recipe for rice. I usually pack this thogayal sadam for my husband’s lunch box. Mint thogayal can be prepared in advance and stored for weeks in refrigerator. My MIL makes this thogayal adding roasted urad dal just like coriander leaves thogayal. But addition of urad dal is completely optional. Add only if u want to increase the quantity / yield of thogayal. This thuvayal tastes great when mixed with plain rice adding sesame oil ( nalla ennai). Try it and enjoy !

Mint thogayal/Pudina thogayal

Pudina thogayal for rice - Mint thogayaL/ Pudina thuvaiyal  Delicious mint thogayal recipe for rice,idli,dosa,upma
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Thogayal
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1cup = 240ml
To roast n grind
  • Mint leaves/pudina leaves – 1 cup (tightly packed)
  • Red chillies - 3 nos ( use 5 for spicy taste)
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Jaggery – 1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind - Small gooseberry size
  • Salt - as needed

  • Wash mint leaves. Heat a  kadai with a tbsp of oil and fry the red chillies & urad dal.Remove  in a plate. In the same oil, fry the mint leaves for a minute so that it will be shrinked and get reduced in quantity. This gives a special flavour to the thogayal . Soak tamarind in little water.
mint leaves thogayal tile1
  • Now grind the red chillies, urad dal, soaked tamarind with salt to a coarse mixture.Then add the mint leaves and grind to a smooth, thick paste adding the required water. Remove and serve with plain rice topped with gingely oil . If u want to grind in large quantities and store , u have to follow the next step. Else stop with this step & enjoy.
    mint thogayal tile1
  • Heat a kadai with little gingely oil / nalla ennai ( 1 tbsp )and put the thogayal into it. The water content in it will be absorbed and becomes thick , heat it for a while. Cool down. It can be stored in a box, refrigerated and kept for 10 days. But this step is purely optional if you are consuming immediately. U can enjoy this thogayal without sauting in oil. But shelf life will be reduced.
For variations u can skip urad dal and add a tbsp of  grated coconut  while grinding.

YUMMY MINT THOGAYAL is ready to be served with hot rice & tiffin. Enjoy adding sesame oil..

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meena said...

perfect for dosa ,love this.

cookingwithsapana said...

Finger lickin chutney..

Unknown said...

Good one..

Prema said...

yummy thogaiyal,love it with hot idlies...

Unknown said...

my fav chutney

Vimitha Durai said...

This chutney is my favorite... nice one

Unknown said...

so refreshing and yummy!
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Divya Shivaraman said...

Perfect thogayal to treat tummies on lazy days

great-secret-of-life said...

yummy thogayail.. so nice recipe

Akila said...

Yummy n tempting

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Rasi said...

it was on our dinner menu tonight n we gorged on it.. the only diff is, we add a lil pepper to it !

Sona said...

delicious thogayal..

Uma said...

Looks so delicious. Nice dish.

Priya Suresh said...

Aromatic thogayal,my all time favourite.

divya said...

Beautiful pictures..looks delicious...