Monday, August 25, 2008

Thakali - Puthina Chutney / Tomato - Mint leaves chutney

Many people do not like the flavour of mint chutney, when mint is used alone. So for those people, to supress the flavour and to add up a new recipe, they can try in this way.


  • Tomato-2
  • Onion-2
  • Mint leaves-3 tablespoons
  • Red chilli-2 or 3
  • Urad dal-1/2 tablespoon
  • Coriander seeds-1 tablespoon
  • Asafoetida- a pinch
  • Oil-1 tablespoon
  • Salt
  • For seasoning:Mustard, Urad dal, Curry leaves.


  • Cut onions and tomatoes into large pieces.
  • Heat little oil in pan and add the urad dal, cumin seeds, red chillies, and the asafoetida.
  • When it starts spluttering, add cut onions.
  • When the onion is half cooked add the tomatoes.
  • After 3 -4 mins, add the mint leaves and allow it to cook well.
  • After allowing sufficient time to cool, grind it into a coarse paste.
  • Heat little oil in a pan seperately and add the seasoning as usual (see previous posts for details) and add the paste.
  • Cook it for few more minutes and serve it with hot idlis and dosas.

1 comment:

Deepa said...

Thanks a lot. I would like to give a try on this Chutney