Pudina Thogayal

Yay!! I am delighted to share with you all my happiness; my dish Paneer Puff had made it to the "Top 10" at Garnish the Dish event and has now been chosen as People's Choice.


I am extremely happy and would like to take this moment to thank the hosts, Nithya and Pavithra. Thanks a lot buddies, for having given us this wonderful opportunity, that made us explore our creative side and unleash some wonderful eye-catching ideas.

A million thanks to my family members, blogger buddies and friends who have made this possible. My Heart-felt congratulations to the other 3 winners, Kamala, Lakshmi, Gethan and all the participants. All the entries were tastefully done and were unique in its own way!

Now over to our recipe! For the benefit of non-tamils, thogayal is a variation of chutney, but the former is often taken with rice and the latter is usually meant for dosas and idlis. And pudina thogayal always has a special place in the heart of thogayal lovers. The overpowering flavor of pudina is something I love and can have it anytime!

My hubby dear is not very fond of thogayal, so I make this often for myself and relish it with hot rice, sesame oil on top and a "sutta appalam". :)

Pudina ThogayalMint chutney for rice


What we need:
Mint leaves - a bunch
Urad dal - 2 tbsp.
Fresh Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp.
Red Chilli - 2 or 3
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Tamarind - a marble sized ball
Salt - as needed
Oil - 1 tsp.
Water - a little to grind

How to do:1. Heat oil and add the ural dal, red chilli, tamarind. Fry till the urad dal starts to turn light red. Set aside.
2. In the same pan, add the cleaned mint leaves and saute for a minute.
3. Transfer all the roasted ingredients to the mixer and grind along with coconut, asafoetida, salt and little water.

Serve with hot rice, drizzled with a tsp of Sesame oil and roasted appalam.

Happy Cooking and Happy Blogging! Catch you all after Diwali! :)

33 comments:

Sanghi said...

wow.. Congrats for winning dear.. You deserve it..!) Love the pudhina thuvayal too ;) "Happy Diwali"..!!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Congrats on ur award ma..these thuvayal is perfect for steaming rice with a few drops of ghee

shanthi said...

Nice thogayal and congrats on your award dear. Happy diwali

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Congratulations & Celebrations!!!Pudhina thuvayol looks awesome and i love the flavour of pudhina..:)

Sushma Mallya said...

Congraz rohini..u truely deserved this as u had done an amazing job...And the pudina chutney looks yum...and wish u and ur family a very happy & a prosperous diwali..hope it bring it lots of happiness and luck...

Swapna Sree said...

congrats Rohini.....pudina thogayal looking delicious!!!!Happy Diwali

Rohini said...

Thanks buddies!! Your constant encouragement is what keeps me going :)

lata raja said...

Congratulations Rohini! Good job well done. Wish you many more such awards.This thogaiyal is a keeper recipe.Wish you a happy and safe deepavali.

Nostalgia said...

Awesome! If I were to speak rather than write you would know I am drooling. Will have to try this mouthwatering goodness. Thanks for sharing

Nithya said...

Congrats dear.. :)

A lovely dish again. I love thogayal.. :)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

hey rohini,
first time here..bloghopped from priyas blog. must say u have a lovely blog..with those awesome presentattion.hoping to come back more.

Gethan said...

Congrats on winning and thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a good collection of recipes

Raje said...

Congrats again Buddy! Great work!
Thogayal Looks so delicious and flavorful!

Sree vidya said...

Hey congrats dear!
That's really a great news.
The thogayal looks perfect!
With sutta appalam, it sure is delectable

Sree vidya said...

I have added you on gtalk

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Congrats Rohini, awesome job!!!

Happy diwali to you and your family dear, may this diwali light up your life with prosperity and lots of happiness!!!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

First time here. You have a lovely space. Pudina thokayal looks colorful and delicious. Do visit my blog when u get some time:).

Ambika said...

Hey Rohini, Congratulations on winning Garnish the Dish! Beautiful entry indeed!

Sanghi said...

Pls collect ur award from my blog dear!

Pari said...

Congrats Rohini, very well deserved. The chutney looks appetising and fragrant with mint in it.

kamalabhoopathy said...

Congrats Rohini for winning the award. Pudina thuvayal too looks nice.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Congrats! I am happy for you:)
Happy Diwali to you and your family!

my kitchen said...

Congrats rohini,Healthy mint chutney.Happy Diwali

Rohini said...

Thanks a ton everybody...! :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Congrats Rohini. This mint chutney will be very handy for the after effects of Deepavali feasting. Wishes for a happy & prosperous Deepavali to you and your family.

RV said...

Congratulations Rohini, Wish you a very happy diwali too..

Abraham S Chacko said...

that looks wonderful....

Vidya Rao said...

Many congratulations! Happy diwali too...

Prathibha said...

congrats dear..nice thogayal..

Parita said...

Congrats rohini, pudina chutney looks delicious, between even i was in swiss until 2 weeks back, just returned home :-)

Vrinda said...

Congrats on ur award,infact all of ur presentations r superb..very flavorful chutney...

Priya said...

Congrats ROhini, u truly deserve it..Such a gorgeous chutney..

Haddock said...

Will try this.
(lot of Pudina growing in our kitchen garden)