Jul 3, 2014

Vallarai Keerai Thuvaiyal Recipe / Vallarai Keerai Thogayal Recipe / Brahmi Leaves Chutney Recipe

Vallarai Keerai which is called brahmi leaves in english, which is so good for memory power, which is so tasty, which is so easy to prepare, which pair beautifully when mixed with hot rice is going to be my next recipe. I already made a vallarai keerai sambar and this is my second recipe, i will soon share my third recipe which will be a kootu..So stay tuned for it.. Untill then i am leaving you with this recipe..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Oil - 1 tsp
Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu - 1 tblspn
Whole Pepper - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 10 peeled
Garlic - 5 cloves peeled
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Vallarai Keerai / Brahmi Leaves - 2 cups packed 
Coconut - 2 tblspn
Jaggery / Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste


Heat oil in a kadai. Add in channa dal, pepper, dry red chilli and cumin seeds. Saute for a min.

Add in shallots and garlic, saute for couple of mins. Remove them to a blender.

In the same pan, add in the spinach and give a quick toss for a couple min. Add in coconut and mix for a min.

Remove that and add it to the same blender. Puree them coarsely. You can add little water if you need. Once they are roughly pureed add in jaggery, salt and tamarind. Puree again. You can adjust the consistency.

Serve with rice or idly and dosa.

Take all your stuffs

Wash your brahmi leaves

Heat oil in a kadai

Add in channa dal, pepper and cumin seeds

add in dry red chilli

saute for a min

add in shallots and garlic

saute for a couple of mins

remove to a blender

Now in the same pan

add in brahmi leaves

saute for a couple of mins

Add in coconut

give a quick toss

add it to the same blender

puree them roughly

pour some water

puree it

add in tamarind, salt and jaggery

puree again



  1. Lovely and colorful looking chutney. Excellent preparation.

  2. Hi,
    It look so delicious, how long can i keep it if i dun finished it in one meal? Tq

  3. @AnonymousYou can store this in a air tight container in fridge for upto 3 days

  4. Hi Aarthi,
    I tried this vallaria thuvaiyal recipe and it came out very well and taste. Great job! keep blasting!

  5. I never knew vallarai could be prepared as chutney... Thank u for the recipe!

  6. Tried out the thogayal today . It came out really well and tasted superb. All your receipes are great.

  7. Tried this thovayal for dinner yesterday! Easy recipe and it turned out great. Thank you!

  8. hi akka...tried tis thovayal today...it was very tastyyy...:)


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