How to make Pudina Thogayal / Mint Chutney ? / Easy step-by-step recipe:

4 Feb 2013

Pudina Thogayal 

Pudina  Thogayal  is a flavorful and aromatic dip that is made from mint leaves. This always has a special place in the heart of thogayal lovers..!
We often make this,  especially when we have a bunch of fresh mint leaves. The overpowering flavor of mint  / pudina leaves is something I love to buy it anytime. The Mint Thogayal makes an awesome dish, when we don’t feel like eating anything heavy and just crave for something tangy and refreshing.

My mil used to add some jaggery to this thogayal which nicely compliments the flavor of mint.  The tamarind, red chilly and fresh coconut  brings a pleasurable taste and texture to this chutney. 

 Try this quick and easy  Pudina  Thogayal  recipe and enjoy ..:)


·         Mint leaves                - 2 cups
·         Oil                            - 2 tbsp
·         Urad dal                     - 2 tbsp
·         Red chilly                   - 2 or 3
·         Asafetida                   - a pinch
·         Tamarind                    - a small piece
·         Coconut / scraped      - 2 or 3 tbsp
·         Salt to taste


1.     Clean and wash the mint leaves nicely.
2.     In a kadai / pan, heat oil.
3.     Add urad dal and red chilly.

4.     Roast in low medium flame, until the dal turns golden brown in color.

5.     Add the mint leaves, asafetida, and tamarind to it.

6.     Sauté this in the pan for few minutes.

7.     You can see the mint leaves, shrinks and reduces in size, letting out water.

8.     Now turn off the flame,  and allow the contents to cool.

9.     Meanwhile add the grated coconut pieces in a mixer and grind to fine shreds.

10.  Add the mint leaves mixture, salt, jaggery (optional) and grind this into a thick thogayal (firm mass).

11.  You can add 1 to 2 tbsp of water while grinding. ( take care the mixer ingredients should be like a thick ball. If the water goes little more also , it will become like a paste )

12.  When done, remove the contents out of the mixer, and make it like a shape of a dough / ball like.

13.  Transfer it in to a clean dry box and can be stored in the refrigerator for a week. 

It makes a Perfect accompaniment with Idly, Dosa, rice or with any breads.

Similar Recipes:

·         Karpuravalli Leaves Thogayal
·         Mint Leaves Chutney
·         Mint Rice / Pudina Rice

34 Yummy Comments:

Rasi said...

one of our all time fav

Shailaja Reddy said...

Flavorful chutney.

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious pudina chutney.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

You know I have never made chutney in this way..Looks appealing

Sona S said...

delicious pudina thogayal..

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Anu said...

Comfort meal with rasam.

Simple and goes with bread and roti

Santosh Bangar said...

gr8 recipe

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Love this all time...

Mélange said...

Love mint so very much.You got real fresh leaves to throw in this thogayal..Looks splendid Jay.

Priti S said...

Love anything with mint and this thogayal is no exception ...looks so yum

very flavorful and very delicious thogayal!!!
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Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy and inviting recipe.. .

Phong Hong said...

I like to dip papadums in mint chutney. It's really good!

Nisha said...

nice chutney

Arthy Suman said...

Love to have pudina thogayal with chicken curry....crazy combo for some but it tastes awesome...

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Love mint chutney anytime with snacks....very delicious and amazing step by step presentation Jay.

today's recipe:

Yummy thogayal...

CaySera said...

chutney looks yummy Jay, lovely presentation.
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Ummu Azi said...

Yummy dip..

flavorful and yummy chutney:)

PT said...

i make it once a week.. love it with any main coarse..

Maha Gadde said...

Very tasty n healthy chutney

ANU said...

nice and yummy chutney....luv mint...
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Sumi said...

I make it the samw way too..absolutely delicious:)

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Hema said...

Goes well with almost everything..

Lubna Karim said...

My mom makes this...lovely recipe....

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy flavorful chutney..

Rosh said...

This is such a different pulao. Love the addition of mint...looks very tempting!

hi Jay, we also called it pudina leaves. i love to eat them raw with rice. in fact anything with mint sure tastes good to me.. must give this recipe a try..

jack jason said...

Thanks for sharing with us.

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