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pudina thogayal

Today i have for you all  ” Pudina Thogayal / South Indian style Pudina Chutney ” one super healthy and tasty chutney from South India. Spicy flavorful Pudina Thogayal , hot rice plus some ghee / coconut oil on top .. now that’s what defines homely comforting food isn’t it ? One can enjoy it as a side dish both with rice or IDli dosa.

What is Thogayal ?

Thogayal is basically a traditional chutney made using fresh coconut along with dals and few chillies.Dal and chiilies are golden roasted along with some hing and later ground coarsely with coconut , tamarind and salt. One can make it plain or add some herbs like coriander leaves , curry leaves or pudina etc for extra taste and flavor.

One can enjoy it with dosa / idli or hot rice with a dash of coconut oil / ghee on top . Trust me i can finish my meal just with this !!

The chosen Thogayal for the day is Pudina Thogayal . Made with fresh mint leaves it tastes so delicious and super easy to make . Hardly takes 10 mins to make !! Love it with curd rice too .

Few points to note while making Pudina Thogayal :

  • If you want your chutney to be green , instead of red chilli , use green chilli .
  • If you don’t have coconut / don’t want add , please feel free to skip . Increase the quantity of lentil little to give some volume.
  • Addition of jaggery is optional .
  • Don’t skip Hing. It adds lots of flavor .
  • Use Coconut oil to roast spices. Makes the chutney more flavorful. However , if you don’t use , you can use any oil or sesame oil or ground nut oil.
  • Don’t grind the chutney too smooth. Small bits of pudina here and there makes it interesting and tastier.
  • Tempering the thogayal towards the end is purely optional .

Here goes the easy, healthy & flavorful Pudina Thogayal Recipe …Do try

Few more Pudina / Mint recipes that you can try Pudina Poha , Pudina Thambuli , Pudina Rice etc

pudina thogayal

Pudina Thogayal

Smitha Kalluraya
Pudina Thogayal recipe is a Spicy and delicious South Indian style Pudina chutney made with lentils and pudina. Makes a great side dish with rice or idli dosa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine south indian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Cup Mint leaves / Pudina
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil / Any oil
  • 1.5 tbsp Urad dal
  • 1 tbsp Channa Dal / Bengal Gram
  • 4-6 nos Red Chillies
  • a big pinch Hing
  • marble size Tamarind
  • small piece Jaggery, optional
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash and pat dry the mint leaves and keep aside.
  • Take a thick bottom Kadai or pan, heat 1 tbsp Coconut Oil.
    To the hot oil add urad dal , channa dal and red chillies.
  • Saute on low medium flame until the dal turns golden brown in colour. Add hing , mix .
    pudina chutney
  • Next , add the mint leaves and saute 1-2 mins.
  • Mint leaves would wilt and reduce in volume. Switch off the kadai and let the roasted ingredients cool.
  • Once the ingredients have cooled, add them to a mixer grinder jar along with salt to taste , tamarind and little jaggery if you want .
    Add little water and grind coarsely.
  • Transfer the ground Pudina Thogayal to a serving bowl . Enjoy with hot rice / dosa / idli etc.
    pudina thogayal recipe


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