Pudina/Mint Thugayal

Pudina/Mint Thugayal


  • Pudina/Mint ~ a bunch
  • Tomato paste ~ 3 Tbsp.
  • Tamarind, Red chillies ~ to taste
  • Jeera ~ about a Tbsp.
  • Urud dal, Channa dal ~ about 1 Tbsp. each


  • Wash the mint leaves thoroughly and chop them coarsely.
  • In a skillet, add some oil, and once hot add the jeera and let it sizzle. Now add the dals and roast it to golden brown. Add the red chillies to this.
  • Now add the mint leaves and saute for about a min or two, following which add the tomato paste (can also use fresh tomatoes) and saute for a couple more minutes.
  • Turn off the stove, let it cool and grind this with tamarind and salt to a coarse paste.

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