Please support Priya's Virundhu by clicking on the advertisements

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Pudina Thogaiyal/Mint Thogaiyal [Without Coconut]

Pudina thogaiyal is a very flavorful thogaiyal that can be made in minutes. It requires very less ingredients. I usually don’t add coconut to make this thogaiyal, but adding little makes it tastier. Do check out the mint chutney which I have posted earlier.  Check out other delectable chutneys here.

Here’s how to make Pudina Thogaiyal with step by step photos…


Ingredients

Pudina/Mint
1 bunch
Dry red chillies
3 -4
Urad dal/Ullundhu
1 tbsp
Tamarind
One small gooseberry size ball
Salt
As needed
Oil
2 tsp

For Tempering

Gingelly oil/Oil
1 tsp
Mustard seeds
¼ tsp
Cumin seeds
¼ tsp
Urad dal
¼ tsp
Dry red chillies
1
Asafoetida
One pinch
Curry leaves
5-6
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

Method

Clean the mint leaves from the bunch. Soak the mint leaves for about 5 minutes in water to get rid of the dirt and sand. Wash it thoroughly at least 2 to 3 times to get rid of all the mud.

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai, fry urad dal and dry red chillies until it changes to golden brown colour and switch off the stove.


Now add the mint leaves. Toss the mint leaves for few seconds, until it just reduces in volume. The heat of the pan is more than enough for the mint leaves to shrink down.


Add sautéed mint leaves mixture to the mixer along with tamarind and salt. Grind it to a fine paste and transfer it to a bowl. Delicious and healthy Mint Thogaiyal is ready.


Heat 1 tsp of oil to the kadai, splutter mustard seeds, then add cumin seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and fry for 30 seconds. 


Add the tempering to the mint thogaiyal/pudina thogaiyal. Tempering of thogaiyal is totally optional; you can skip it if not needed.


Serve it hot with white rice, it is also a perfect accompaniment for idlis, dosas, rotis etc. You can also spread it on bread to make sandwiches.

This mint thogaiyal stays good for 2 to 3 days when properly refrigerated.

Suggestions:

After grinding the mint, heat 1 tbsp of sesame oil and add the ground mint to it and fry it for about 2 to 3 minutes until all the water is absorbed.

You can skip the tempering, but still the thogaiyal will taste great.

If you find the post really interesting, it will really nice of you if you can share it with your face book fans or twitter friends or pin it or google + circles today. I will be very happy if you can join as google follower, all it takes is just one click. All this means a lot to me and a great encouragement as well.


Until then I am signing off…



27 comments:

  1. I looks like a mint chutney with a twist
    Keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Its Chutney for us, for my lunch tomorrow, will make this with curd rice.

    ReplyDelete
  3. one of my favorite Thogayal / Chutney . I am gonna make it tonight

    ReplyDelete
  4. easy to make, delicious and flavourful thogayal. I usually add coconut to this, fry it and then make thogayal. Will try your version next time.

    On-going event: South Indian cooking

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yessss!!! absolutely making my mouth watery. Wrote down the ingredients for it to hit our table this weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely fresh color makes it attractive

    ReplyDelete
  7. So healthy Chutney, easy to prepare with limited ingredients. Yummy

    ReplyDelete
  8. wow... colourful .. nice click dear... a healthy thogaiyal .. loved it very much

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice Recipe I love it dear
    www.homesweethome.in

    ReplyDelete
  10. pudina chutney.....yummy and tasty. Love this aroma.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love pudina .Making without coconut i am little scared .Will try ur version priya .

    ReplyDelete
  12. I can smell the mint here...it looks super.... the first pic with the red chilly and green thogaiyal looks so good :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. very nice pudina thogaiyal priya. I love your version.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I like it very much, healthy also, we too make it in bulk for 2 to 3 days...Thanks for sharing..

    ReplyDelete
  15. Flavorful and aromatic thogayal.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Lovely thogaiyal!! Looks very zingy!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Nice... will give it a try...
    http://www.thebakingbud.blogspot.in/

    ReplyDelete
  18. minty minty flavor . .lovely this would be! Ideal chutney that too without coconut, super!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Yummy and flavorful Chutney.. Color of the chutney is very inviting..

    ReplyDelete
  20. very flavorful and delicious thogayal priya :) my fav too !!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow, very healthy and also yummy chutney.

    ReplyDelete
  22. love this flavourful thogayal..

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thank you very much each and everybody for your lovely comments...

    ReplyDelete

Hello everybody,
Thank you very much for stopping by my blog. Your comments are very precious and I treasure them a lot. Please leave your valuable comments and suggestions here.
Priya Anandakumar

Printfriendly

linkwithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...