6 Mar 2014

Mint Thogayal Recipe / Pudina Thovaiyal Recipe

This is one of my dad's most favorite so this gets made very often in our home. Mint is so flavorful and full of health benefits. This can be had with rice. On a lazy day when you haven't made anything, a mint thovaiyal with rice and rasam, makes a simple dish so flavorful and delicious. This combination is a comfort food for many, it is that good! This is very common in South Indian homes. Check out the coriander thogayal and karuveppilai thuvaiyal recipes too.

Preparation time 10 mins | Cooking time 3 mins | Serves 2

  • Fresh mint leaves - 1 small bunch
  • Red chillies - 2
  • Tamarind - a small piece
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste

1. Wash the mint leaves.
2. In a pan, add the oil and urad dal, red chillies and tamarind piece. Saute till the dal becomes slightly brown.

3. Add the mint leaves and saute till it shrinks a bit.
4. Remove from flame. Let it cool.

5. Once cooled, transfer to a blender and add salt and required water and blend to a paste.

1. This can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week.
2. Coconut can be added to this.
3. If using coconut, it should be consumed soon as it will get spoilt soon.
4. This is not spicy, if you want more spicy thovaiyal, add more red chillies.

Until next time,
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  1. loved the colour..looks so flavourful.

  2. I have an great affair with thogayals , they looks extremely delicious and yumm dear !!

  3. delicious and aromatic thovaiyal, personally I loved these dishes.

  4. A very tasty quick fix for lazy days,perfect it looks

  5. Healthy mint thogayal. So colourful and yummy

  6. Very flavorful and tasty thovaiyal :)

  7. Love the refreshing taste of mint......ur mint thovaiyal is so interesting and floavorful :)

  8. Love this thogayal .You can have it with curd rice ,tastier than having with plain rice.

  9. Yess, my fav too for the minty scent and the awesomeness, the dip-dip with fingers and mashing into the rice.

  10. lovely mint thogayal.. Nice colour.

  11. Healthy, colorful and delicious thogaiyal...


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