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…


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

For Tempering

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


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.


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.

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

  2. Flavorful thogaiyal.. Love it..

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

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

  5. 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

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

  7. Lovely fresh color makes it attractive

  8. bursting with flavors.. yummy

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

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

  11. Nice Recipe I love it dear

  12. pudina chutney.....yummy and tasty. Love this aroma.

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

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

  15. very nice pudina thogaiyal priya. I love your version.

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

  17. Flavorful and aromatic thogayal.

  18. Lovely thogaiyal!! Looks very zingy!!

  19. Nice... will give it a try...

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

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

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

  23. Wow, very healthy and also yummy chutney.

  24. love this flavourful thogayal..

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


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