Sunday, 17 February 2013



Pudina(Mint leaves)-2 cup
Ginger-1 small piece
Tamarind-1 gooseberry size
Garlic-6 cloves
Curry leaves(chopped)-1 cup
Coriander leaves(chopped)-1 cup
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Green Chillies-3
Oil-required amount
Salt-required amount


1.Heat oil in a pan.Add chopped&cleaned mint leaves,curry leaves,coriander leaves,green chillies,ginger,required amount of salt.(don't fry garlic as it alters the taste)

2.Fry all the ingredients for nearly 2-3 minutes.Then remove it from the stove,keep aside and allow it to cool.

3.Once cooled,add these in a mixer along with tamarind,garlic cloves.Grind this into a coarse paste(not a fine paste).Sprinkle water if required,don't add too much water.

4.Now add oil in a pan,add mustard seeds,urad dal.When mustard splutters,add the grinded pudina paste.Fry this for just 1 min

5.Store this thuvaiyal in a dried container sealed properly.So this thuvaiyal will be good for 4-5 days.
Add more oil if you want to store this for more days.

6.This thuvaiyal serves better along with rasam/sambar/vatha kuzhambu etc.

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