Mint Thogayal is very common in our house. This pudina thogayal is for rice and is totally different from the pudina chutney which is served as a side dish for idli and dosa. Every week I buy a bunch of mint leaves from the market and I prepare either mint pulao or mint chutney for idly, dosa or this thogayal for rice.Today let us learn how to prepare mint thogayal for rice without coconut following this easy recipe.
|Mint /Pudina thogayal without coconut|
Prep time - under 10 mins
Cook time- under 10 mins
Mint leaves - 1 cup tightly packed
Urad dal - 2 tbsp
Red chillies - 2
Hing - a pinch
Tamarind - 1/4 tsp tamarind paste or a small bit tamarind
Oil - 2 tsp (sesame seed oil preferable)
Clean and wash the mint leaves. Drain the water completely.
Heat oil in a kadai/pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, hing and red chillies.
Saute until dal turns golden brown. Switch off the flame.
Add the mint leaves and saute in the heat of the pan itself.
After it cools, grind it a bit coarsely along with tamarind and salt.
This thuvaiyal is very flavorful and tastes great when mixed with hot rice topped with a tsp of ghee or sesame seed oil.
You might like this green chutney recipe prepared with mint and coriander leaves.
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