Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pudina Thogayal Recipe-Mint Thuvaiyal (without coconut)

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.

Pudina thogayal
Mint /Pudina thogayal without coconut

Pudina Thuvaiyal-Mint Thogayal for Rice

Pudina Thuvaiyal-Mint Thogayal

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian- Tamil Brahmin

   Ingredients needed

   Mint leaves - 1 cup tightly packed or 1 bunch
   Urad dal - 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp
   Bengal Gram/Channa dal -1/2 tbsp
   Toor dal - 1/2 tbsp
   Whole black pepper - 1/4 tsp
   Red chillies - 2-3
   Hing - a pinch(optional)
   Tamarind - 1/4 tsp tamarind paste or a small bit tamarind
   Salt needed
   Grated coconut -1 tbsp (optional)
   Oil - 1 tbsp (sesame seed oil preferable)


Clean and wash the mint leaves. Drain the water completely. Take the leaves alone.


Heat oil in a kadai/pan, add mustard seeds (optional), when it splutters, add bengal gram dal (kadalai paruppu),  tur dal, urad dal, whole black pepper, hing and red chillies. 

Saute until dal turns golden brown. Add tamarind piece and saute for few seconds. 

Add the mint leaves and saute until it wilts. Turn off the heat. You can add grated coconut at this stage, if you are using. Saute it in the heat of the pan. 

After it cools, grind it a bit coarsely along with salt and little water.

This thuvaiyal is very flavorful and tastes great when mixed with hot rice topped with a tsp of ghee or sesame seed oil.

Note - In the video, I have made mint thuvaiyal with coconut. If you do not want to use coconut, you can do it without coconut also as in the recipe.

If you are using whole tamarind, you can saute with the dal. If you are using tamarind paste, add when grinding.

You might like this green chutney recipe prepared with mint and coriander leaves.

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  1. I add little bit of channa dhal too.. tasty thogayal.. like to have it with curd rice,..:)

  2. Wow! I love pudina chutney! It tastes great with fried snacks like pakodas too!!

  3. Loved this simple but flavourful recipe, waiting to try it this weekend!

  4. spicy aromatic chutney...love it

  5. Simple and delicious thovaiyal..

  6. i padhu....super easy recipe! i add some channa dal and coconut after toasting them on tawa slightly.

  7. Looks so yum....super clicks tooo..

  8. Can imagine the flavor and taste..yummy

  9. Perfectly made and flavourful thogayal.


  10. Hi Padhu, I just found this bog today. I love the dishes, they all look so yum and healthy. I also blog about Nigerian Meals. You just found yourself a fan and follower!

  11. Hi Padhu,
    I got your blog just by chance. I have started trying your breakfast recipes. Thank you so much.

    I have 2 requests for you. Can you please post the recipes for :
    1. White til chutney
    2. Ginger chutney
    I would like to know the tamilian way of preparing the chutneys

  12. I just tried today for lunch and it was yummy...

  13. Just the receipe I was looking for. Thanks. Shall be prepare with corinder in same way?

    1. Yes, you can Rasika. Just follow the same procedure.

  14. Hi, do we have to add mustard seeds?

    1. It is optional. If you do not want, you can skip it.

  15. Thanks for the recipe. I tried it. Very tasty.


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