Pudhina thuvaiyal (mint leaves thuvaiyal)


Mint leaves - 1 cup
Urid dhal (ulutham paruppu) - 4 teaspoon
Red chilly - 5
Tamarind - 1 small gooseberry size
Asafoetida (perungaayam) - small piece
Salt - for taste
Sunflower oil - 2 teaspoon


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan and add mint leaves. Fry till the raw smell of mint goes away
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a separate pan and add asafoetida. Add urid dhal and chilly and roast till they turn golden brown. Turn off the stove
  3. Let it cool for 5 minutes
  4. Add tamarind, salt, chilly and the roasted ingredients in a mixer grinder.
  5. Coarsely grind it
  6. Add the mint leaves and grind it coarsely


  1. Everything I have tried here has come out very nicely for me for which I have got applauds. I shall be trying all the menus which you have explained here, one by one. Thank you very much.

  2. Thanks Srinivasan for all your comments. Glad that the recipes came out nicely.

  3. its amazing being a north indian i am able to cook easily thanks its really good...

  4. kindly let me know the measurements for 1 cup ?
    i s it 250 ml per cup ?