July 28, 2009

Mint Thogayal (chutney)

Posted in Chutney, pickle/condiments, sides at 11:56 am by kalpana



  1. Mint (pudina) – 3 1/2 cups
  2. Urad dal – 1/2 cup
  3. Garlic cloves – 3 to 4
  4. Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
  5. Green Chillies – 3
  6. Tomatoes – 2
  7. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Tamarind pulp – 2 teaspoons
  10. oil
  11. Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  12. Red chillies – 2


  • Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan.Toast the urad dal in a low flame.Take it out of heat when it turns golden brown and keep it aside.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Add roughly chopped garlic,ginger,green chillies and saute them for a minute on medium heat.
  • Add the Mint leaves,curry leaves and saute them for few minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes ,salt and saute until the tomatoes are done.
  • Grind the mint-tomato mixture,tamarind pulp, urad dal and grind them coarsely.
  • For tempering, heat oil in a pan.Add the mustard seeds.When it pops,add the redchillies and fry them.
  • Add it to the thogayal and mix well.
  • Serve it with rice ,idli or dosa.


  1. chitra said,

    I make it different..must try this šŸ™‚

  2. kalpana said,

    please do try it out chitra..it’s yummy! šŸ™‚

  3. homecooked said,

    Never heard of it….looks different and yummy šŸ™‚ When did u come back? Hope u had a wonderful trip.

  4. kalpana said,

    Thank you homecooked. I came back in june.oh i did! It was awesome!

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