Basil Thogayal Recipe | Basil Thuvayal

Basil herb is the king of herbs. This is one of the ancient and popular herbal plants.Basil leaves has disease preventing and health promoting properties.Basil leaves are known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties too.  Basil is a highly fragrant plant whose leaves are used as a seasoning herb for many different types of foods like pasta, salad. My close friend, made basil chutney and she told that basil chutney is too delicious and she shared the recipe with me. I got fresh basil leaves from market and was about to make the chutney, but my husband asked me to make Basil Thogayal like we make thogayal with mint or coriander leaves. So I combined my friends recipe and conventional thogayal and come up with this recipe. I am dedicating this recipe to my friend!!! We can mix the basil thogayal with rice and enjoy the food. I have a tablespoon of basil thogayal left and I added it to pasta in the evening and it tasted divine. Try this Basil Thogayal and share your comments and suggestions.

Basil Thogayal Recipe
Basil Thogayal Recipe

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time5 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Recipe CategoryThogayal
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Basil Thogayal Recipe
Basil Thogayal Recipe

Basil Leaves3/4 Cups*
Mint Leaves1/4 Cup
Red Chilli2
Urid Dal1/2 tablespoon
Garlic Clove1
Almonds 3-4
Tamarinda Pinch
SaltTo taste
Oil1 teaspoon

Basil Thogayal Recipe
Basil Thogayal Recipe

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add urid dal, red chillies and peppercorns and fry them till the urid dal turns golden brown color. Switch off the flame. Wash the basil leaves and mint leaves nicely and keep it aside

  2. Add the fried ingredients to the mixer along with almonds, garlic clove, tamarind and salt. Add the basil leaves to the mixer and grind everything together to a coarse paste. Do not add too much of water. The thogayal should be thick.

  3. Mix the thogayal with hot steaming rice along with a teaspoon of ghee or gingelly oil and slurp!!!
  4. Basil Thogayal Recipe
    Basil Thogayal Recipe

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Very unique recipe, i tried making basil togayal our traditional way bit it did turn out good!!! This variation sounds interesting and tempting will surely try it out tommorow let me go get some basil leaves



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