Saturday, 10 October 2015

Pudina Thuvaiyal !


Thogayal / Thuvaiyal are kind of chutneys that are very thick with very less water and mostly used as an accompaniment with rice. Sometimes they are a very easy option and we just make this , rice and rasam which makes a full meal and a comfort food. The fresh coconut added gives a nice taste and texture to the thuvaiyal and an excellent accopaniment for hot steaming rice with a spoon of ghee or gingelly oil. 


INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 2 - 3 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 3 Green Chillis
  • 3 Dry Red CHillis
  • 1 big piece Ginger
  • salt to taste
  • marble size tamarind
  • 1 tbsp Oil


STEPS
  • Heat Oil in a pan and urad dal. Fry it till its golden brown and then add the chillis, followed by ginger pieces.


  • Remove the fried dal and chillis and set them aside to cool.
  • In the same pan add the (washed) mint leaves and saute them in low flame for 1 - 2 minutes max until they start shrinking.
  • But make sure not to saute them more else they turn brown in color.
  • Now cool the sauted ingredients and grind them together with fresh grated coconut adding salt, tamarind and little water.


NOTES
  • The consistency of thuvaiyal (thogayal) is very unlike the chutneys used for idlis / dosas. Goes well with rice and gingelly oil.
  • Adjust spice as per taste.
  • Use fresh coconut for better taste and texture.
  • Thuvaiyals doesnt need a tadka at last usually but if you prefer you can do a small tadka with oil, mustard , asafoedita and cumin seeds and pour on the thuvaiyal.
  • If you are interested in more chutney/thuvaiyal/pachadi recipes then do check HERE


With Love,

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