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Thursday, September 9, 2010

PUDINA THOKKU / MINT THOKKU

INGREDIENTS:

Mint leaves - 3 big bunches (approx. 4 cups tightly packed)
Tamarind - a lemon sized ball
Green chillies - 3 (long variety)
Jaggery - marble size (optional)
Salt - as per taste



To temper:

Gingelly oil - 1 ladle
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
Hing - a pinch

METHOD:

Take out the mint leaves from the bunch (Tender stems can also be used). Discard the hard stems. Wash well. Heat a pan and saute the mint leaves till it wilts. Grind alongwith tamarind, jaggery and green chillies to a smooth paste.

In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat gingelly oil, add mustard seeds and hing. When mustard seeds splutter, add the ground paste, salt as per your tastebuds and stir it often so that it doesn't stick to the pan. When oil leaves the sides and the paste is thick, transfer it to a bowl.

Store in a sterile bottle.

This can be used as a side dish for idli, dosa, chappati, poori, curd rice and can also be mixed with hot cooked rice with a little gingelly oil and ghee added to it. A quick lunch box meal.

Goes well with roasted appalam or papad.

38 comments :

  1. wow..wonderful recipe...having pudina sitting in my fridge...going to try this for sure today..Thanks for sharing mam..

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  2. Lovely spread, I love mint recipes. Must try it.

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  3. thanks for sharing this.thokku sounds too gud...

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  4. I never say no to mint thokku, i can survive with this thokku with rasam for many days, my all time fav..

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  5. Wow,appetizing,mint is so good for stomach and I love this too! Looks mouthwatering!

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  6. Hello Shanthi madam!

    Thanx for the comments!!

    nice pudhina!!

    Sameena@

    www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com
    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  7. Looks so yummy...can actually smell the aroma of mint:)

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  8. mouthwatering thokku, would have them with just plain rice

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  9. Tough competition to all BRANDED thokkus selling around TN:)
    The mint lover me can never resist this Shanthi!
    Both the pictures have such an appeal that I am repeatedly seeing back and forth.

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  10. yummy thokku. Im bookmarking this and gonna try tomorrow

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  11. i love mint...this sure is a keeper!!! will soon try!!

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  12. yummy.. I wish I could have it right now. I have been eating just bread and milk from morning and the sight of this is making me drool.. :)

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  13. wow mouthwatering and tempting thokku for thair sadam.

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  14. Is this chutney? looks awesome and I can feel that minty aroma..!

    if it's chutney..please send it to my event!

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  15. looks tempting..i too will make this..but ur version sounds good..will try next time..:)

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  16. thats a delicious side for idli dosa the mint thookku looks really yummy

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  17. Wonderful explanation.... thanks for the recipe ... I can't wait to try it my self.

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  18. This looks great and interesting...and tasty indeed.
    Good that I'm following you.

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  19. thokku looks nice..will be perfect with hot rice! yummmmmmmmmm!

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  20. This looks easy and quick!
    At the time of saute of mint leaves in the first step, do we need to add ghee/oil?
    And the tamarind- do I have to soak them?

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  21. Shanthi thanks for stopping by my blog... I am indeed thrilled to go through your blog as it has so many of my favourite recipes and some new too. Like this one... looks so yummy... keep visiting and i am following you...

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  22. Very nice blog and nice pictures.i really would like to try this one . happy blogging

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  23. it lasts for how many days.. can i store it prolonged?

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