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Healthy Pudina Thogayal | Mint leaves Chutney | Green Chutney

Pudina Thogayal or Pudina Thuvaiyal is a tangy, thick and coarsely ground healthy Chutney recipe which is served with any idli, dosa and any other tiffin. Mint Chutney is a amazingly good combination for Vegetable biryani. Mint leaves aids in digestion and so when served with biryani helps in easy digestion. Mint leaves are good for cough and cold. Pudina thogayal served with rasam rice for people suffering from cough, fever and also indigestion.

Pudina Thogayal - Mint Chutney
Pudina Thogayal 

Health benefits of Mint Leaves

  • Facilitates digestion
  • Relieves morning sickness and nausea in Pregnant women
  • Rich Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Relieves cold, cough, headache and fever
  • Good Antibacterial and Antiviral properties
  • Makes your skin healthy

Ingredients needed to make Pudina Thogayal

Fresh mint leaves – 2 cups
Coriander leaves - 1 cup
Grated coconut – ½ cup
Oil as required
Urad dal – 2 tbsp.
A pinch of asafoetida
Red chillies 2
Green chilly - 1 (optional)
A small piece of tamarind
Garlic – 6 cloves
Ginger – ½ inch (optional)

Method for making Pudina Thogayal

1. Wash the mint leaves thoroughly with water and drain

2. Heat oil in a pan and add the urad dal

3. When the dal turns brown, add the hing, red chillies, garlic, ginger, and green chillies.

4. Saute the ingredients for 3 minutes and then add the mint leaves.

5. Saute well till the leaves become wilt, this may take 5 to 10 minutes

6. Next add coconut, coriander leaves, tamarind, and the required salt mix well and switch off the flame.

7. Allow this to cool. Take care to cool the ingredients never grind it hot as it may alter the taste.

8. Now take this in a mixie and grind to a coarse paste by adding little water.

Serve the Pudina Thovayal with idli, dosa or any lunch recipe.

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