Tender tamarind leaf thuvaiyal recipe

Tamarind leaf thuvaiyal is one of the tastiest South Indian recipe which will be liked by every one. The plus and minus in this recipe is, tamarind leaves are not available in markets. When you have a tamarind tree nearby or if you were able to get tender tamarind leaves from some one you can try this recipe. We usually prepare this recipe when we go to our village. This thuvaiyal will have a wonderful taste with the combination of sour taste in tamarind leaves and sweetness of jaggery. Now let us see the preparation of this tastiest recipe.


  • tender tamarind leaves – 1 cup









  • red chillies – 3 no
  • channa dal – 1/2 tsp
  • urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • sesame seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • ginger – 1 tsp (1inch)
  • garlic – few
  • curry leaves – few
  • jaggery – 1 tsp
  • salt – 1/2 tsp

For tempering:-

  • veg oil – 1 tsp
  • mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  • curry leaves – few


1. If leaves are very tender as in the below photo, you can use as it is.









2. If they are little bigger, Remove the leaves individually from the stems as shown in the photo.











3. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, add red chillies, Chanda dal, urad dal, sesame seeds, ginger, garlic and curry leaves.









4. Switch off the stove and put tamarind leaves in that hot pan and sauté.









5. Cool to room temperature, add jaggery and salt and grind it into a smooth paste.

6. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and when it splutters, add asafoetida and curry leaves. Pour it over the thuvaiyal and serve as side dish for idli, dosa, chapathi or rice.

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