Wednesday 2 March 2016

Vallarai Keerai Thuvaiyal Recipe/Brahmi Leaves Thuvaiyal/Indian Pennywort Thuvaiyal/Vallarai Keerai Recipe with Benefits/Vallarai Keerai Thuvaiyal with step by step photos

Vallarai is known for its brain boosting abilities and to cure many diseases in Ayurveda and Siddha treatment since the ancient period. Vallarai is used to revitalize the brain and nervous system, increase attention and concentration, and combat aging. The extract from Vallarai is used in treating memory enhancement and neurodegenerative disorders. Vallarai has amazing medicinal properties which help in fighting many diseases. It plays a vital role in treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and brain related problems like insomnia.

Vallarai has wonderful properties, which helps in curing skin problems like eczema, leprosy, psoriasis and ulcers. Vallarai helps in relaxing muscles and alleviates menstrual pain and disorders. It promotes youthful vitality and longevity and prevents early greying of hair. Hair fall and premature greying of hair can be controlled by using vallarai oil which is readily available in Ayurveda shops.

Vallarai acts as a great cure for joint pain or inflammation, rheumatism, arthritis etc. Not just the above mentioned benefits, vallarai has many other medicinal values and properties and the list goes on. The above information is collected from various websites like Wikipedia, etc. For people who live outside India can buy the vallarai tablets from Ayurveda shops when you visit Chennai and consume it. For now I am going to share Vallarai Thuvaiyal, do try it out friends and enjoy the benefits of Vallarai. Meanwhile friends, do not forget to check out other chuteny/thuvaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Vallarai Keerai Thuvaiyal with step by step photos….

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Vallarai Keerai
2 cups
Bengal Gram Dal/ Kadalai Paruppu
2  tbsp
Urad Dal /Ullutham Paruppu
1 tbsp
Black Pepper Corns/Milagu
1 tsp
Cumin Seeds
1 tsp
1 big finely chopped
5 cloves
Dry red Chillies
One small amla size ball
As needed
1 tbsp
Preparation Time: 10 minutes                            Recipe Category: Lunch/Sidedish
Cooking Time: 15 – 20 minutes                          Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India
Author: Priya Anandakumar


Clean and wash the vallarai leaves thoroughly to get rid of mud and dirt.

Heat oil in a kadai, splutter cumin seeds.

Now add Bengal gram dal, urad dal and fry until they start to change colour.

Add black pepper corns, dry red chillies and the saute for another 30 seconds.

Add the finely chopped onions, garlic and fry until they turn translucent.

Now add the tamarind and saute for few more seconds.

Drain the water from the vallarai keerai and add it to the kadai. Saute the leaves until they turn and soft. Add required amount of salt needed, mix thoroughly and switch off the stove.

Let it cool down completely. Now transfer it to a mixer and grind it to thuvaiyal consistency with required amount of water.

Yes, delicious and healthy Vallarai Keerai Thuvaiyal is ready to be enjoyed.

I have not tempered this thuvaiyal, if needed you can temper it with mustard seeds and urad dal.

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  1. Flavorful and healthy thuvaiyal.. I love the way u mentioned about the green leaves nutrients ..


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