Saturday, 1 July 2017


So delicious and nutritious thokku You will like it!


Brahmi leaves two cups
Garlic pods five
Tamarind gooseberry size
Jaggery one (achu vellam)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder one spoon
Sesame oil half cup
Mustard seeds one spoon
Asafoetida one pinch
Fenugreek powder half spoon
Turmeric powder one spoon
Fennel powder one spoon
water as required


Wash the leaves several times to remove the mud.
Blend all the leaves, tamarind, garlic with water to form a fine paste.
Heat the sesame oil and add mustard seeds to crackle.
Switch off the flame to avoid burning.
Add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, fennel powder, fenugreek powder and add the blended paste. 
Add jaggery and salt.
Switch on the flame and bring to boil.
Allow boiling for getting a thick paste consistency.
Stir often to avoid the burning at the bottom of the pan.

Now the vallarai/brahmi leaves thokku is ready.
Pour one tablespoon of sesame oil over the thokku and serve.

You can have it with idlies, dosas or hot steamed rice.
It tastes supreme. You will love it. 

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