Thuthuvalai Pachadi – Straight from mom’s kitchen!!

Down with a sore throat and cold. That is when mom’s home remedy pitches in. Yes, this recipe is a super remedy for colds and cough. Healthy and tasty right from mummy’s kitchen just for you people!! To know more about thuthuvalai plant, please check this link: http://www.naturalherbmedicine.com/2013/11/thuthuvalai-purple-fruited-pea-eggplant.html

Thuthuvalai Pachadi

Ingredients:

Thuthuvalai leaves – 3/4 cup tightly packed
Channa Dal – 2 tbsp
Urad Dal – 2 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies – 3
Green Chillies – 2
Pepper – 1/4 tsp
Jeera – 1/2 tsp
Tamarind – gooseberry sized
Curry Leaves – a handful
Sesame Seeds – 2 tbsp
Oil – 2 tsp
Salt – to taste

Method:

1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and roast channa dal, urad dal, red chillies, green chillies, jeera and pepper together till the dal turns brown.
2. Wash the curry leaves and thuthuvalai leaves and roast them lightly.
3. Dry roast the sesame seeds till they turn light brown. You can replace sesame seeds with coconut as well.
4.Blend all the ingredients along with tamarind extract and salt to a fine paste.
5. Temper with mustard seeds and garnish with onions.

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