Fresh mint Thuvayal - Pudina Thuvayal

  1. Fresh Mint leaves - 1 bunch 
  2. Urad Dal - 2 teaspoons
  3. Tomato - 1 (optional)
  4. Red chillies - 3 to 4
  5. Tamarind - marble size or 1/2 teaspoon of Tamarind Paste
  6. Hing a pinch
  7. Coriander leaves - a handful
  8. Salt to taste
  1.  Remove the leaves from the stalk and wash them thoroughly.
  2.  In a pan using a spoon of oil fry the chillies, tamarind, hing and the urad dal till the dal becomes  golden brown.Keep aside.          
  3. Using a spoon of oil, now add the mint leaves, coriander leaves and tomato and saute for a few minutes.
  4. Grind the roasted dal mixture first. Add the mint leaves to this and grind to a little coarse consistency.
  5. Remove and serve.