March 31, 2013

Pudina Thogayal

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Pudina Thogayal or Mint Thogayal is very common in our household. The flaevour of mint is a  very refreshing treat to the taste buds.Can be used as an accompaniment to dosas,idlis or even rotis and puris. Tastes heavenly when mixed with steaming rice.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 5 mins
Serves : 3-4

Pudina Thogayal


1 cup packed Mint leaves
1 tbsp Udad dhall
2 tsp black pepper corns
pinch of asafoetida
small piece of tamarind
1 tsp jaggery grated (optional)
2 tsp grated coconut


  • Wash and dry the pudina/mint leaves nicely.
  • In a pan,heat a little oil and fry the udad dhall until golden brown.
  • Slowly add,the pudina leaves and saute well,until the aroma of pudina fills the room.
  • Lastly add the pepper corns ,asafoetida and saute just lightly until it turns a little crisp.
  • You can add the tamarind at this stage,so that the tamarind becomes soft and it will b easy to grind.
  • Transfer all the contents on a plate and cool for sometime.
  • Grind all the roasted ingredients along with coconut,jaggery and salt until smooth. 
  • Adjust water.Thogayal has to be slightly thick and not watery like chutney.

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