Thursday, March 6, 2014

Pudhina Thuvaiyal

#PudhinaThuvaiyal #MintChutney : #Pudhina leaves are used mainly for garnishing dishes and in the preparation of chutney. The nice aroma of the leaves is unique and adds a zing to the dish prepared with it. It is used in our dishes not only for its aroma but for its medicinal properties. The leaves are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients which is good for health and helps in easy digestion. Pudhina is rich source of calcium, phosphorous, vitamin C, D, E and a small amount of vitamin B complex. So use plenty of these leaves in daily diet.
Now lets see how to make a thuvaiyal ( chutney ) using pudhina.

Mint Chutney [ Pudhina Thuvaiyal ]

Ingredients :
1/2 cup                                Pudina leaves
1 1/2 Tsp                             Black gram dal
2 or 3                                  red chilly
1/4 cup                                Coriander leaves ( optional )
small piece                           Ginger [ optional ]
Marble size                          Tamarind
4 Tsp                                   Coconut scrap
1 Tsp                                   Salt
1/2 Tsp                                mustard seeds
1 tsp                                    Oil

Method :
Heat a kadai over a slow fire with oil.
Roast red chilly and Urad dal [ black gram dal ].
Transfer into a mixie jar.

Now saute ginger pieces for a minute and transfer into the jar.
Now turn off  the stove and add the pudhina leaves.
Saute for one or two minutes.

Now take all the other ingredients along with roasted and sauteed ingredients.
Run the mixie without adding water.
Then add little water and grind into a smooth paste.
Transfer into a serving bowl.
Temper mustard seeds and pour over chutney.

Mint Chutney [ Pudhina Thuvaiyal ]

This thuvaiyal is an excellent side dish for pongal, upma, idly and dosai.
Take hot white rice in a plate. Add one or two tsp of thuvaiyal and a dash of gingelly oil.
Mix well and enjoy with murungaikai sambar or vatha kuzhambu.

You might also like to try

Mint yogurt dip [ Pudhina Yogurt Chutney ] Nellikkai Pudhina Thuvaiyal [ Amla - Gooseberry Chutney ] peerkangkai thuvaiyal carrot chutney coconut chutney with red chilly

For other chutney recipes

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