#20 Puthina Thuvaiyal ( Mint Thuvaiyal)

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Puthina Thuvaiyal is a tangy and thick chutney made with fresh mint leaves or Puthina,tamarind and a few spices. This Puthina  thuvaiyal is best served with steamed rice or side dish for Dosai/Idly or our all time savior curd rice.


Ulundhu ( Urad Daal)  - 2 tbsp

Green Chillies   - 6 nos

Tamarind  - a small piece

coconut - 1/4 cup ( grated)

Mint/Puthina - 3 to 4 cups

Curry leaves - 1 cup

coriander  leaves  -1 cup

Hing ( Perungayam) - 1/2 tbsp

Oil ( gingely oil) -2 tbsp

Salt - a pinch or as needed.


  1. Firstly, remove the leaves from the puthina bunch and make it upto 3 or 4 cups ( tightly filled cups).
  2. Rinse the leaves 2 to 3 times to remove mud/black stains.
  3. Drain the water and keep aside.
  4. Rinse curry leaves/Coriander leaves as well and keep it aside.
  5. In a low flame, heat 2 tbsp of gingely in a pan,fry 2 tbsp of ulundu( Urad) till they turn brown.
  6. Add green chilli to the fry and stir for few minutes.
  7. then Add grated coconut to the pan, mix it well and continue frying in low flame.
  8. Add tamarind & hing once the fry turns brown.
  9. Now add the Puthina+Curry leaves+Coriander in the pan and mix well.
  10. Leave the pan in low heat ( switch off if the pan is too hot by now).
  11. mix the contents well. Let the mixture cool at room temperature.
  12. Add the pan contents to a mixer jar.
  13. Add Salt as required and some water if required.
  14. grind to a coarse paste or a semi-fine paste.
  15. Remove the ground mix into  bowl and serve.

Enjoy the freshness of mint  with a touch of indian spice.


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