Friday, September 11, 2009

Pudina/coriander leaves/curry leaves Thuvayal

This thuvayal is easy to make, very healthy and tastes great with rice. It can be prepared with coriander leaves or curry leaves or pudina/mint leaves or a mix of all the 3 greens. Here I have given the recipe using pudina leaves/mint leaves. 

coriander leaves and mint leaves

Mint/Coriander/Curry Leaves Thuvaiyal

Pudina/coriander/curry leaves Thuvaiyal

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 7 mins 
 Serves: 2-3
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Pudina/mint leaves -1 bunch
   Urad dal - 1 1/2 tbsp
   Bengal Gram/Channa dal -1/2 tbsp
   Toor dal -1/2 tbsp
   Red chillies -2 -3
   Asafoetida/hing –a pinch
   Whole black pepper - 1/4 tsp
   Tamarind – small gooseberry sized ball/1/4 tsp tamarind paste
   Coconut -1 tbsp grated (optional )
   Salt - as required

ingredients for mint thuvaiyal

Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai, add urad dal, channa dal, tur dal, red chillies, whole black pepper and asafoetida. Saute until dal turns golden brown. Remove from heat.

Then add pudina leaves and sauté in the heat of the pan.

Once it cools, grind it along with tamarind, salt and a little water.

This thuvaiyal tastes delicious when mixed with hot steamed rice and a tsp of ghee/sesame seed oil. 

It can be used as an accompaniment for chappati and dosa also.

Note  - I personally use 3-4 dried gooseberry pieces instead of tamarind as gooseberries are rich source of vitamin C. 


You can also use a mix of greens (mint leaves, curry leaves and coriander leaves)  and make this thogayal.


  1. hi padhu... am indeed very thankful to u for ur recipes.. am a keralite but i love tamilnadu dishes.. as a beginner i have tried lot of dishes frm ur blog and it turned out to be tasty.. if i want to prepare something new i start searching ur blog... keep up the gud ob.. thank u

  2. Thank you padhu for ur recipes ... last year i had seen your athirasam recipe & made athirasams for diwali .... dis year also i plan to make....

    the way ur blog giving confident to make the traditional recipes .....

    advance happy diwali.....!!!!!

  3. I have tried many of ur dishes and it was liked by everyone of my family Thank u so much . why pepper has to be added here as we already add chilli for spicy.

    1. Just for flavor and taste. You can skip it if you do not want to add.

  4. Replies
    1. After adding the pudina leaves, saute for a few seconds and then add grated coconut and saute in the heat of the pan.

  5. Thanks for the recipe.. Your site is the one I look up for homemade recipes .. Very useful for bachelors ..


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