Saturday, 19 April 2008


Thuvayal is one of the side dishes for kootu. This is served with rice as well. It takes 5 minutes only and it's very easy to make.


1. Dry chillies - 4
2. Urud dal (ulutham parupu) - 5 tsp
3. Tamarind - 1 tsp
4. Hing / perungayam
5. Mint or coriander leaves 1/2 bunch or ginger 25 grams.
6. Salt - as required.

1. Fry urud dal , red chillies and perungayam in the tava until it gets brown.
2. Fry the coriander/mint leaves seperately.

3. If you prepare ginger thuvayal you should use raw ginger.

4. Grind the above with tamarind, salt and water to a smooth paste.

Tips: Add a small quantity of water in the beginning and keep adding in small quantities until you get the correct texture of thuvayal. If you add excess water, you may end up with a thuvayal that looks like a chutney :).

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