Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Pudina Thogayal - Mint Thogayal - South Indian Mint Chutney with Coconut - Vegan

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year. I hope you all enjoyed a great holiday season. I have been seeing a lot of people post New Year Resolutions. I am very scared of them. They have failure written all over them. When it comes to resolutions, I think New Year ones have the highest failure rate. But that does not stop anyone of us from taking up a resolution, does it? So like every one I decided to change my life in some small ways possible. So for the sake of the blog, and my love for it i think I should get more regular in blogging. So hoping this to be the beginning of a wonderful year filled with recipes and friendship!

Today's recipe is a very simple one. Its a healthy side dish for your rice. For me, I love thogayals as a side for dosa and idlis better. It can be used as sandwich spread or instead of pesto :-) So whichever is your choice, do make this and enjoy with your family!


Mint (Pudina) a small bunch (about 50 gms)
Coriander leaves a small bunch (about 30 gms)
Red Chilli 5
Black pepper 1 tsp
Whole Pealed Urad Dal 1/4 cup
Channa Dal 1 tbsp
Tamarind Paste 1 tsp
Coconut 1/2 cup

Oil and Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Heat a little oil in a pan. Add urad dal and channa dal. Roast till it starts to brown.

2. Add red chilli and pepper. Saute for another min. Switch off

3. Add mint leaves (removed from stem). It will wilt in the heat of the pan.

4. Add this mix to a food processor (or a mixie/blender). Add the coriander leaves, tamarind paste, coconut and salt.

5. Pulse by adding a little water (about 1/2 cup) as needed.


  1. yummy!nice click too...Happy to follow you
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  2. this thogayal would taste great with rice and rasam.. yum!

  3. where did you get that cute terracotta bowl Rosh? Looks very cute. And that thogayal is just the thing for this season- thugayal with hot rice and ghee- yum

    1. from india in the shop which sell man chatti (earthen pots/pans) etc