Sunday, 9 May 2021


Climbing brinjal/Thuthuvalai is one of the popular medicinal herbs commonly available in almost all over India. This herbal plant belongs to the family Solanaceae. The Scientific name of This herb is Solanum Tribulatum.
It is used for treating various respiratory problems since the time immemorial.

Its Vernacular names are as follows:

Sanskrit: Alarka, Vallikantakaarika
English: Climbing brinjal 
Tamil: Thuthvalai/தூதுவளை 
Hindi: Kandakaari-lata
Malayalam:Parachunda, Tootuvila, Parachunda
Telugu: Alarkapatramu, Kondavuchinta,Mullamustil
Kannada: Kakamunji, Ambusondeballi
Oriya: Bryhoti
Marati: Mothiringnee, Thoodalam
Manipuri:Leipung khang

How to make this tasty Thuthuvalai thuvaiyal?

Pluck the young leaves
Wash them and keep ready.
Don't bother about the thorns. We are going to
saute the leaves with thorns until crispy.


Thuthuvalai leaves with thorns 3/4 th bowl
Ghee 2 tbsp
Split Chana dal 50 gm
Shredded Coconut 100 gm
Garlic 2 pcs
Tamarind, a star berry size
Asafoetida 2 pinches
Himalayan pink rock salt 3/4 tsp
Jaggery powder 1 tsp
Water as needed


Heat the wok with 2 tbsp Desi cow ghee on medium flame. 
Transfer the leaves and saute until little crispy
on medium heat.
Transfer the sauteed leaves to a bowl.

Add Bengal gram or split Chana dal in same pan.
Fry the dal until golden brown.
Let them heat be low-medium level.
Care should be taken not to burn dal. 

Add Chana dal to the same pan in remaining ghee

Add dry red chillies. Saute with fried dal.

Add garlic and Tamarind and saute for another 2 minutes.

Transfer the shredded Coconut  and mix thoroughly.

Sprinkle 2 pinches of Asafoetida 

Mix to combine

Turn off the heat in this stage.
The heat of the pan is sufficient for Sauting hereafter.

Add rock salt, jaggery powder.
Mix to combine. 

Transfer the sauteed leaves. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool down.

Pour 1/2 a cup water the mixie jar.
Now, Transfer the sauteed ingredients.

Grind until fine and thick paste


Thuthuvalai chutney/Thuvaiyal is ready to serve.
Serve with hot steamed Rice and a dash of fresh ghee.
The taste of thuvaiyal Rice is Unbeatable. 
Your loved ones want more and more.
We can serve this chutney as pesto in sandwich bread.
The kids and even adults will love this sandwich.
we can have it with Idlis.


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